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4 E-Discovery Tips from Recent Case Law about New Data Types

Created on September 18, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Eight years on from the last set of major changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) governing e-discovery, you might think that the practice had settled down into a comfortable status quo. That could hardly be farther from the truth.  Since 2015, data volumes–and data sources–have continued their explosive growth. The total amount of data generated in a year is estimated to have increased eightfold since 2015, and the diversity of channels through which people communicate has increased dramatically as well. Organizations that might have used Word and Excel, email... Read More

We're Getting Close to the Happiest Day of the Year (for E-Discovery Professionals)

Created on September 14, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

If you're even a semi-regular (ok, occasional?) reader of this blog, you know that one of the biggest days of the year for Exterro--but also for e-discovery professionals at law firms, LSPs, in-house legal departments, and anywhere else they might be--is E-Discovery Day. But whether you know about E-Discovery Day and have celebrated it multiple times with us and your fellow pros... here's some more information about what's coming up this December.What Is E-Discovery Day? E-Discovery Day is an annual event in which the e-discovery industry comes together to celebrate the vital... Read More

4 Tips for Keeping Up with State Privacy Laws

Created on September 12, 2023

Director of Marketing, Privacy

Today’s privacy landscape is more complex than ever. As of late summer in 2023, five states have privacy laws in effect, with eight more set to roll out over the next two and a half years. In addition, another five states have active bills that could become law. These laws have different provisions governing to whom they apply, what rights consumers have, and what businesses’ obligations are. Complying with this fragmented patchwork of laws is rapidly becoming untenable—if it isn’t already impossible.  These forthcoming state frameworks may exert pressure on the... Read More

In-House E-Discovery Is More than Legal Hold

Created on September 7, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

For the past decade, enterprises have been increasingly incorporating legal technology, and in particular, e-discovery technology, into their routine operations. Traditionally, they’ve started with legal hold technology for a number of reasons. Legal holds are the starting point for e-discovery; by requiring (or automating) the preservation of potentially relevant electronically stored information (ESI), they kick off the e-discovery process. Manual legal hold processes, involving potentially hundreds of custodians across hundreds of legal matters, are inefficient and prone to human error. But enterprises with mature legal operations recognize that technology delivers such efficiency... Read More

What Is the Global Privacy Control--and Why Does It Matter?

Created on September 6, 2023

Director of Marketing, Privacy

What Is the Global Privacy Control (GPC)? The Global Privacy Control is an update to the "Do Not Track" browser signal that the ad world successfully killed 10 years ago. According to globalprivacycontrol.org, it is a proposed specification designed to allow Internet users to notify businesses of their privacy preferences, such as whether or not they want their personal information to be sold or shared. It consists of a setting or extension in the user’s browser or mobile device and acts as a mechanism that websites can use to indicate they support the specification... Read More

Key Privacy Updates from Summer 2023

Created on August 31, 2023

Director of Marketing, Privacy

If there's one thing that's been true in the world of privacy over the last few years, it's that there is never a dull moment--and that certainly is the case for the summer of 2023. In terms of new laws and regulatory updates, we've seen some action internationally, but it's really paled in comparison to what is happening at the state and federal level in the US. When we look back over the last few months, though, three trends emerge as being especially important.European Privacy Regulators Define a Status Quo It makes sense... Read More

Catch up with Exterro in Person in September!

Created on August 28, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

September always feels like a busy month on the events calendar, and this year is no exception, as Exterro's events calendar is jam-packed with events we're hosting and others we're attending. Check out our website or read on to find out where you can meet an Exterro rep at events happening across the e-discovery, privacy, digital forensics, and cybersecurity compliance industries. There's an overivew including selected webinars on the Exterro events page, but if you just want the highlights, read on here.Exterro XChange Global Conference September 19 - 21, New Orleans, LA Without... Read More