Exterro's E-Discovery & Privacy Breakdown

The world of E-Discovery & Privacy is constantly changing – let us break it down for you with a weekly dose of News, Resources, Case Law, and Humor, all written in a concise and easy to understand format.

Parties Escape Sanctions Even with Relevant Data Deleted

Created on November 22, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Cruz v. G-Star Inc. (S.D.N.Y. September 30, 2019) shows that the 2015 amendments to the FRCP e-discovery rules helped the spoliating party escape sanctions due to the duty to preserve, and FRCP 37(e)’s more stringent standards for imposing e-discovery sanctions. Overview:In this alleged discrimination case, the plaintiff requested e-discovery spoliation sanctions against her former employer, the defendant, for deleting the plaintiff’s emails and SAP account. The magistrate judge recommended that the court give an adverse inference instruction based on the following:• The duty to preserve arose when plaintiff first complained to HR• When... Read More

4 Questions to Help You Determine If You’re Ready for the CCPA

Created on November 22, 2019


Content Manager at Exterro

Following our friends in the European Union (i.e. GDPR), the U.S. is heading down a similar path with the introduction of new privacy laws that apply to business who collect and store consumer and employees’ personal data. For example, the California Consumer Privacy Act, which is set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Many organizations are worried about compliance as the start of 2020 approaches. If your business is one of them, take a look at the four questions below and see what you have left to do to get... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Unsettled Tom Edition

Created on November 22, 2019


Marketing Communications & Events Manager at Exterro

Do you know why Tom looks so unsettled? Because he's been reading Exterro's 4 Bet-the-Job Questions for the CCPA, and he realizes that nobody else in the office knows how to comply with the law. Be like Tom, not Tom's colleagues: Check out Exterro's data privacy resources, and feel better when January 1 rolls around.  If you're looking for an additional laugh, you can always visit our entire catalog ofE-Discovery Memes and Cartoons, and feel free to share the fun with friends and colleagues. Remember, E-Discovery is always better when you have a sense of humor... Read More

How to Create an Effective DSAR Response Process

Created on November 15, 2019


European Marketing Director

Privacy, as a topic, is quite en vogue right now. Regulations like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the U.S.’s California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) have done a number on organisations already from a business planning, budgeting, and personnel perspective—and the CCPA hasn’t even launched yet!The cornerstone of these regulations—and therefore, the source of many of the struggles and challenges that companies face—are individual requests for access to the information that a business or organisation has on them.  What is a DSAR? A key feature of privacy regulations is that... Read More

The Continuing Trend of Moving E-Discovery Operations In-House

Created on November 15, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Perhaps one of the more understated statistics from Exterro’s 2019 In-House Benchmarking Report pertains to the growth of internal e-discovery teams. Over the last five years that we’ve been surveying legal professionals, we’ve seen a mostly steady climb in both the number of e-discovery teams established within corporate legal departments and the size of those teams. This year’s survey indicated that 50% of in-house legal departments now have an on-site e-discovery team. Considering e-discovery is now an estimated $10 to $17 billion industry, this may not be all that surprising. But the... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Dinner Spat Edition

Created on November 15, 2019


Content Manager at Exterro

With new data sources playing a bigger role in our everyday lives—sort of like this meme, which is at peak-usage right now—it's important for attorneys and in-house counsel to understand the way the Court interprets them. That's why we put together the Top 10 E-Discovery Cases of 2019, many of which take a closer look at how that data is interpreted.  If you're looking for an additional laugh, you can always visit our entire catalog ofE-Discovery Memes and Cartoons, and feel free to share the fun with friends and colleagues. Remember... Read More

How Technology Can Help Solve the EU’s GDPR Challenges

Created on November 8, 2019


European Marketing Director

Now that we’re a year-and-a-half into what has been a seismic shift in the world of data privacy, it’s worth asking: How has the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) been treating you and your organisation? Based on a survey from May of this year—about a year after the GDPR launched—yours may be one of about half of organisations that meet these massive EU requirements. Security testing firm ImmuniWeb found that half of the 100 most-visited websites in 28 EU member states ended up falling short of the GDPR requirements. And those were... Read More