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 - Never Go Back to Spreadsheets

Created on October 14, 2021


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

If you're in a tight game of Uno, you don't want to draw any cards--much less 25. But if the alternative is managing legal holds in a spreadsheet, you'd definitely see e-discovery specialists, especially paralegals, drawing cards.  Legal holds are only part of the EDRM that technology can help--but they're an important part. And when you're managing them with technology, you can also do a pretty good job balancing your legal hold obligations with data privacy and other concerns legal departments are facing today. Check out our recent webcast, Mastering Legal Holds... Read More

Four Ways Technology Can Help E-Discovery Professionals Mitigate Data Risks

Created on October 13, 2021


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Legal holds are the foundation of the e-discovery process, so naturally, legal hold technology serves a similar role in many organizations’ e-discovery technology stack. Their initial investment is a legal hold technology, and then they add on to it--whether as part of an integrated technology solution (like Exterro) or with additional point tools that address specific needs, like data collection and processing, or document review. But just because legal hold is the starting point of your e-discovery software solution, you can’t really afford to ignore and assume all is well. Your technology... Read More

Data Privacy Alert: The Colorado Privacy Act (CPA)

Created on October 12, 2021


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

The CPA (Colorado Privacy Act) will go into effect on July 1, 2023—six months after the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) and California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which have effective dates of January 1, 2023. Overview: On June 8, 2021, the Colorado legislature officially passed the Colorado Privacy Act, establishing consumer rights for residents of Colorado.  The law applies to organizations that conduct business or produce commercial products or services that are intentionally targeted to Colorado residents and that either:  Control or process personal data of more than 100,000 consumers per calendar year; orDerive revenue from... Read More

Mid-Market Business Guide to Catching up in Legal Technology

Created on October 8, 2021


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

At first glance, some of the key findings in the 2021 Legal Technology Report for In-House Counsel might seem discouraging to members of legal teams at mid-market companies that haven’t invested in technology already. 97% of respondents say technology is a must have or nice to have90% of respondents at companies with mature legal operations say it’s a must haveAlmost ⅔ of mature companies (who already have well-developed LegalTech stacks) plan to invest more in legal technology in the next year It’s easy to think to come to the conclusion: “We’re behind... Read More

Event Recap: Forensics Europe Expo 2021

Created on October 8, 2021


Lisa Anderberg, Field Marketing Manager, Exterro

Exterro was thrilled to participate in the Forensics Europe Expo in London last month, connecting with digital forensics professionals from across the UK and Europe at large. With an opportunity to connect at the booth and over cocktails, as well as a presentation on our flagship digital forensics offering, FTK Central, to the audience. Exterro Director of Training Sarah Hargreaves presents to forensics professionals at FEE 2021. At the event, we came away with some key observations and takeaways. With everyone still working from home, and returns to traditional office environments... Read More

Case Law Alert: Deleted Facebook Account Leads to Harsh Adverse Inference Sanctions

Created on October 8, 2021


Vice President, E-Discovery

Almost every person and business has a social media account, which makes Torgersen v. Siemens Building Technology, Inc. (N.D. Ill. May 21, 2021) so important. Information on social media accounts can give insight into a person’s thoughts, activities and physical condition, making it one of the most important types of data to ensure proper preservation or sanctions may be issued. Overview In this personal injury case where the plaintiff fell at a construction site, the defendants moved for spoliation sanctions based on the deletion of plaintiff’s Facebook page. The defendants contend “the... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Oprah's CCPA Reaction Edition

Created on October 8, 2021


Vice President, E-Discovery

Almost everyone says they're ready for CCPA, just like everyone said they were ready for GDPR, CPRA, and every other privacy regulation that comes down the pike. More often than not, though, they weren't ready--hence Oprah's reaction.  If you want to make sure you're ready for CCPA's DSAR requirements (and others!), check out the Exterro guide The Basics of Data Privacy, in particular the chapter on Data Subject Access Requests. And if you'd rather just have a laugh, you can always visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons, and... Read More