Exterro's E-Discovery & Privacy Breakdown // Mike Hamilton

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.

Case Law Alert: A Called Off Wedding + Potentially Missing Text Messages

Created on September 24, 2021

Vice President, E-Discovery

Gross v. Chapman (E.D. Ill. July 28, 2020) showcases that even though you might not trust your opponent, you need proof to call into question your opponent’s discovery processes. Without that proof, the court will reject your request for additional discovery actions. Overview: In this couples’ dispute over a botched wedding and who pays the costs of it, the plaintiffs motion to compel additional discovery over defendants’ emails and text messages. The dispute between the soon-to-be bride’s family and groom’s family arose around whether the wedding would be “adults only.” As tempers flared... Read More

inFusion21: Day 3 Recap

Created on September 15, 2021

Vice President, E-Discovery

We are sad to say that inFusion21 is coming to a close. It was a tremendous conference in which we had over 850 participants! Thank you all for participating and please let us know if you have any outstanding questions. On-demand session recordings will be available next week. Here is a quick recap of the key takeaways from inFusion21 Day 3: Searching in FTK Central - Why the 'Index Search' Might Become Your New Favorite: Going beyond basic keyword searching, attendees got a deep dive on how to leverage Index Search and... Read More

inFusion21: Day 2 Recap

Created on September 14, 2021

Vice President, E-Discovery

You think 500 registrants for inFusion21 was a lot? Think again! Now with over 850 registrants across the world, Exterro's User Conference, inFusion21, more of our clients than ever are learning about exciting software innovations and best practices for taking their legal practices to the next level! Here is a quick recap of the key takeaways from inFusion21 Day 2: Finding the Needle in the Haystack - Using Filters in FTK: Filtering in FTK is a vital component in quickly finding relevant data faster. Attendees got tips and tricks on how to create time-saving filters.Evolving... Read More

inFusion21: Day 1 Recap

Created on September 13, 2021

Vice President, E-Discovery

With over 500 registrants across the world, Exterro's User Conference, inFusion21, is bigger than ever! We are thrilled to welcome FTK users to the family of e-discovery and privacy Exterro users. Here is a quick recap of the key takeaways from today's sessions: Keynote: Our CEO, Bobby Balachandran, announced the vision for Exterro and how he sees the legal market evolving to effectively manage legal risk. Built on the foundation of a Legal GRC philosophy, Bobby emphasized the need for legal departments to have a comprehensive data management strategy and how Exterro is... Read More

Forensic Collections for E-Discovery: When to Use

Created on September 10, 2021

Vice President, E-Discovery

It’s more important than ever that in-house legal departments ensure that they have the capabilities to preserve data and collect it in a variety of ways from a range of different sources. A few major factors are driving this, all related to how businesses handle risk associated with their data management practices, and regardless of the use case for which they are preserving the data—whether it’s for internal investigations/criminal, litigation, or data breach response— e-discovery professionals must be prepared to defensibly preserve and collect data in ways that meet growing demands from... Read More

Spoliation Close Call Involving Paper Documents & Work-From-Home

Created on September 3, 2021

Vice President, E-Discovery

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more employees are working remotely, which can make the discovery of physical files more complex. As this recent case, Sanz v. Wells Fargo Bank (S.D. Fla. June 21, 2021), showcases it’s imperative that legal teams have new procedures for identifying physical documents whether they are located remotely or at a company’s place of work. Overview:In this civil rights case involving a recently fired employee, the plaintiff moved for attorney’s fee and spoliation sanctions based on the defendant’s “alleged spoliation of a physical file containing ‘documents relating to... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Oprah's Data Retention Strategy Giveaway!

Created on August 26, 2021

Vice President, E-Discovery

Did you know that data retention strategies are in such high demand because of new data privacy laws like the CCRA, VCDPA, GDPR? Even Oprah is giving them away because they are so badly needed to ensure compliance with these new laws. Learn how Exterro can make it also as easy as Oprah can for creating a data retention strategy with out easy to use software.  Visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons or download Exterro's Legal Meme Anthology 2020 and share the fun with friends and colleagues! Remember... Read More