Exterro's E-Discovery & Privacy Breakdown // Tim Rollins

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.

4 Trends Shaping E-Discovery Today

Created on June 28, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

E-Discovery, as an industry, is once again at an inflection point. For an industry that is only about 15 years old, it certainly has had a turbulent ride. While throughout the 1990s, more and more relevant information was being produced and maintained in electronic format, it wasn’t until 2003 that the obligation for organizations to preserve (and produce) relevant electronically stored information (ESI) was announced with a thunderclap in the form of the Zubulake rulings. Since then, we’ve seen changes in technology (from specialized point tools to broad e-discovery platforms); processes (from... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Budget Approved! Edition)

Created on June 28, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

For an e-discovery team, there's not many things more worth a big celebration than getting budget for e-discovery software--so make sure you do it in style. If you don't have budget yet, why not check out our E-Discovery Software Budget Proposal Template. It'll help you save so much time and money you'll be celebrating like the US Women's National Team! And if you'd rather just have a 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 to celebrate... Read More

What Will the E-Discovery Team of the Future Look Like?

Created on June 21, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

It’s fair to say that e-discovery is at an inflection point. As an industry, it has seen an influx of cash. 2018 saw an almost doubling of mergers, acquisitions, and infusions of capital from investors. Big players like Microsoft are making inroads on the basis of their substantial footprint inside enterprises. Governmental jurisdictions from the EU (with GDPR) to California (with the CCPA) are enacting regulations that put new demands on practitioners, with over 50% of respondents to a recent Norton Rose Fulbright report stating they have to balance cross-border discovery operations... Read More

4 Data Mapping Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Created on June 14, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

We've come a long way from the time when "data mapping" was a dirty word in e-discovery. But as data becomes more dispersed and voluminous across organizations, having a centralized resource for quickly identifying where certain electronically stored information (ESI) resides is extremely valuable. FOIA and public records requests can be fulfilled more efficiently if there are accurate, up-to-date data maps in place. And with GDPR in effect and CCPA on tap, both subject access requests (SARs) and requests for erasure (or "to be forgotten") demand that organizations know where to find all data... Read More

What Are the Top E-Discovery Cases of 2019 (So Far)?

Created on June 7, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Exterro's E-Discovery Case Law Project provides you with all the latest in e-discovery case law, so you can do your job as an e-discovery professional more effectively, in compliance with the expectations of both the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the rulings from the bench that further explain the nuances of things like: Defensible legal hold processesAppropriate specificity in both motions and objectionsThe application of proportionality in preservation With quarterly white papers and an extensive case law library with new installments every two weeks, there are plenty of ways for you to stay up... Read More

Fear and Loathing and E-Discovery: Is There a War Against E-Discovery?

Created on June 7, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

As a writer and blogger in the e-discovery space (albeit one with a background in writing, rather than e-discovery itself), I work with subject matter experts to create both practical pieces, geared at helping professionals do their job more effectively, as well as thought leadership pieces, trying to influence opinion in the realm of e-discovery and related disciplines, like information management and data privacy. I have to say, as far as recent thought leadership goes, Craig Ball’s article last week Have We Lost the War on E-Discovery? sets a high bar for... Read More

Examining E-Discovery Statistics: Where in the EDRM Can You Save the Most Money?

Created on May 31, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

There are plenty of reasons why an enterprise should conduct as much of its own e-discovery as possible. It lets you ensure that your practices are defensible. It gives you visibility into the process, so you understand where you are at any give time. You can define the process and identify areas where you can create further efficiencies.  For many (and probably most) organizations, the decision to in-source e-discovery operations usually comes down to one big factor: saving money. In our 3rd Annual Study of Effective Legal Spend Management, produced in partnership with the Blickstein... Read More