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I Love It When A Plan Comes Together: 7 Tips When Creating An E-Discovery Action Plan

Created on January 20, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

Having a plan of action when facing unforeseen events gives everyone involved a feeling of security and safety. In case of fire, we know the exits, meeting places, and the all-clear signal. When contractions are five minutes apart, the suitcase is packed, the car is running, and the hospital's check-in process is memorized. So when a legal hold is initiated against your company, are you prepared in the same way? E-Discovery can be complex, time-consuming, and costly—“just winging it" is not an option. Having an action plan in place before a legal... Read More

3 Key Takeaways from the World of Data Privacy in 2022

Created on January 13, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

In the world of privacy, things can move fast. US states and national governments pass new laws, and agencies translate the intents of the legislature into regulations. Where regulations are already in place, data protection authorities enforce the provisions of regulations on violators, ideally with the goal of changing organizations' behavior. But enforcement priorities change or enforcement itself becomes more rigorous--a trend we saw across jurisdictions in 2022. And of course data breaches, ransomware attacks, and other cybersecurity incidents all make news as well. That's why Exterro publishes a bi-weekly series of Data Privacy Alerts... Read More

Exterro's Top 5 Digital Forensics Resources of 2022

Created on January 6, 2023

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

For the last couple of weeks, I've been reviewing some of our top educational resources from the past year here at Exterro. Today we're publishing our third and final list of resources, this time focusing on digital forensics and incident response (DFIR). (If you're curious about our other educational resources, you can check out the top resource lists for e-discovery and privacy on the blog too!) 2022 witnessed the continuation, if not acceleration, of a number of trends that are combining to increase business adoption of DFIR capabilities. Cyberthreats, from insiders to... Read More

Exterro's Top 5 Privacy Resources of 2022

Created on December 30, 2022

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

As we get ready to say goodbye to 2022, at Exterro we're taking a look back at the educational resources we've created over the past year. Thousands of people download materials from Exterro every year, but of course not every resource is created equal. In this second post, we'll cover the top five privacy resources we created this year in terms of overall popularity and usefulness. (If you want to check out our top 5 e-discovery resources of 2022, please do!) Privacy compliance is always changing. New regulations come into effect (like... Read More

Exterro's Top E-Discovery Resources of 2022

Created on December 30, 2022

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

If you've been kicking around the e-discovery space for any amount of time, chances are good that you've come across some of our educational marketing content. It's kind of what we're known for. But to be honest, we produce a lot of it. It's hard to keep up with--and I'm doing the lion's share of the writing. So, to do you a favor, I'm going to do something that you're certainly seeing a lot of at this time of year: a "Best of the Year" list. Actually, I'm going to do three--one each for... Read More

Thank You for a Great 2022 from Exterro

Created on December 23, 2022

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

As the year comes to a close, there's one important tradition that spans all the various celebrations that happen at this time of year: expressing your affection and appreciation for family, friends, and all those who make our lives special. Of course we should always do this as people, but organizations, like Exterro, should also do so. 2022 has sped by as a year, but no doubt lots has happened, both in the worlds of e-discovery, privacy, and digital forensics, but also to Exterro itself. 2022 saw E-Discovery break through into the... Read More

The Move In-House for E-Discovery Has Accelerated

Created on December 16, 2022

Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

In the spirit of educating the legal market on best practices and trends, ACEDS and Exterro recently conducted a survey polling legal professionals on their pre-litigation processes. We developed a short questionnaire covering topics of interest to in-house legal professionals and their counterparts at legal practices and service providers. The almost 70 respondents represented companies from less than 1,000 to over 100,000 employees, with roles ranging from legal operations and project management to in-house paralegals, attorneys, and even general counsel. With as many departments handling 50 or more matters per year as... Read More