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.

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Working From Home Edition (Part 3)

Created on June 18, 2020


Creative Manager at Exterro

In-person collection? Not without a mask! Learn more about how COVID-19 has impacted the e-discovery industry with our new Exterro-ACEDS COVID-19 E-Discovery Impact Report. Who says e-discovery isn't funny? If you're looking for an additional laugh, you can always visit our entire catalog of E-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. Cheers! Read More

10 Steps to Establishing Defensible Data Privacy Practices

Created on June 17, 2020


European Marketing Director

The regulatory landscape is changing at lightning speed. About 64% of countries now have data protection or privacy legislation and there are numerous new laws on the horizon, including a further 8% of countries with draft legislation. Organisations’ obligations to manage data—and the costs of failure—are growing exponentially. Just look at some recent examples. A well-known retailer paid almost €64 million in settlements with banks, states, and class action suits stemming from a single data breach. In July 2019, a social media company received a €4.6 billion privacy fine, representing about 9%... Read More

Exterro Ranks #2 Among Most-Trusted E-Discovery Software Providers

Created on June 12, 2020


Content Manager at Exterro

A recent survey from analyst firm IDC highlighting e-discovery software and services vendors found Exterro ranked second among 17 software providers. The top-ranked provider for trustworthiness was Relatively, which the report noted has a long history in e-discovery, "so it is no surprise that it tops the software list." "Many believe the eDiscovery market to be mature but the plurality of vendors in this market illustrates just how much there is left to do," reads the report. Additionally, the survey asked about trustworthiness among e-discovery services vendors, asking participants who they trusted the... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Comfy Edition

Created on June 11, 2020


Director of Marketing at Exterro

And here's to pajamas: The most worn-to-work item of 2020. Who says e-discovery isn't funny? If you're looking for an additional laugh, you can always visit our entire catalog of E-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. Cheers! Read More

No Proof of Spoliation, No Sanctions in Cat Photo Case

Created on June 10, 2020


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Brittney Gobble Photography, LLC v. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (D. Md. April 9, 2020) proves that, to warrant any spoliation sanction, there must be proof that what was purported to be lost/deleted was just that: lost/deleted. Mere speculation is not enough for courts to issue sanctions. Overview:In this contract dispute around the use of cat photos, the plaintiff filed a motion for spoliation sanctions against the defendant for deleting emails that plaintiff believed were “crucial to the parties’ claims and defenses.”The plaintiff argued that the defendant “willfully” destroyed emails showcasing the... Read More

Privacy Law Update: New Mexico's Proposed Privacy Law

Created on June 9, 2020


Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

Why This Privacy Law is Important: Similar to the CCPA, this proposed privacy law would grant citizens of New Mexico the right of access to delete information and the right to opt of out of the sales of personal information. Overview/Status of Bill: The proposed bill has died, however, there still remains an appetite to pass legislation in the near future. Need to Know Information: Who it Applies To: (1) Organizations who operate a website or has an online commercial service and (2) collect consumer personal data who are located in New... Read More

Washington State Proposed Privacy Law

Created on June 5, 2020


Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

Why This Privacy Law is Important: If passed, the Washington Privacy Act would enact a comprehensive data protection framework for Washington residents that includes individual rights that mirror and go beyond the rights in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), as well as a range of other obligations on businesses that do not yet exist in any U.S. privacy law.” Included in the law is a regulation of facial-recognition technology. The WPA would require affirmative, opt in consent as the default requirement for facial recognition. Overview/Status of Bill: It is an updated... Read More