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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.

Experts Weigh in on the Future of Predictive Technologies in E-Discovery

Created on February 26, 2013


A year or two ago, any discussion surrounding the future of predictive technologies in e-discovery was usually met with a high degree of skepticism. How could a machine be trusted to replicate the judgment of a trained lawyer?Fast forward to last month's LegalTech New York conference and attitudes have clearly evolved (although there still doesn't seem to be consensus on what to call predictive products). Skeptics have largely come around to recognize the value of predictive analytics in e-discovery or, stated another way, have come to recognize the futility of applying traditional... Read More

Join E-Discovery Beat's New Linkedin Group

Created on February 20, 2013

Beyond blogging, the E-Discovery Beat wanted to create a two-way street to facilitate thought leadership and collaboration between e-discovery practitioners and scholars.In hopes of establishing such a forum, we created a new Linkedin group, titled appropriately, E-Discovery Beat. This group will provide a medium to discuss and share information and resources to help fellow in-house legal and IT teams tame the chaos of e-discovery. Join now to start engaging in the conversation! We look forward to collaborating with all of you!    Read More

Interview with Attorney and E-Discovery Expert Susan Nickle

Created on February 19, 2013

The E-Discovery Beat had a chance to speak with attorney and e-discovery expert Susan Nickle at last month’s LegalTech conference in New York. Nickle practices law with Wortzman Nickle Professional Corporation based in Toronto, Ontario. The firm focuses on providing legal advice regarding e-discovery, litigation readiness, records management policies, and litigation management to law firms and corporations.We caught up with Susan shortly after she presented in a session on early case assessment and information governance strategies. Here is an excerpt of the conversation:E-Discovery Beat: You and the rest of the speakers during... Read More

Balancing the Benefits of Big Data with the E-Discovery Risks

Created on February 14, 2013


Experts are fond of citing the four Vs when describing Big Data: volume, velocity, veracity and variety. These terms have come to describe the explosive growth of electronically stored information (ESI) in recent years, and the statistics that back them up are simply staggering. According to IBM, more than the 90% of all the digital data in the world was created in the last two years. While the four 4 Vs help to quantify Big Data, their implication may best be described by two additional Vs: value and vulnerability.Big Data was the... Read More

LegalTech Recaps and More E-Discovery News of the Week

Created on February 11, 2013

Law Technology News: What's New from LegalTech New YorkeDiscovery Journal: LTNY 2013 – The Aftermath According to BucklesInside Counsel: Applying risk tools to a strategic technology planeLessons Learned: Software Glitch Does Not Waive PrivilegeElectronic Discovery Law: Court Awards Sanctions for Discovery Violations, Including Wrongful Certification Pursuant to Rule 26(g)E-Discovery Law Alert: Magistrate Judge Orders Production of Social Media Discovery But Fashions Novel Protocol Designed to Protect Privacy Concerns Read More

LegalTech NYC 2013 - Interview with Sharika de Freitas (Viacom)

Created on February 7, 2013

The E-Discovery Beat caught up with Sharika de Freitas, Project Specialist at Viacom. Sharika works within Viacom's in-house legal department helping manage its e-discovery program. Here is an excerpt of the interview:E-Discovery Beat: Working within a major corporate legal department, what challenges do you face most on a daily basis from the e-discovery side? And how do you overcome them?Sharika: I think the biggest issue is that we have to get a better understanding for our IT infrastructure. Viacom has multiple divisions and so not everyone is always standardized on the way... Read More

Live Blogging at LTNY 2013 -- Big Data In Practice

Created on January 31, 2013

Date/Time: 12:15pm - 1:30pm (EST), Thursday, January 31, 2013Participants: Julie Colgan, CRM, IBM; Galina Datskovsky, CRM, Ph.D,Senior Vice President, Information Governance, Autonomy, an HP Company; Eric Hunter,Director of Knowledge, Innovation & Technology Strategies, Bradford & Barthel, LLP; Rich Vestuto, Esq., Director, Deloitte Session Description: The session explored the following questions: How do you implement Big Data? Does Big Data mean All Data? How is big data being used? (case studies/use cases) Will in-stream analytics lead to knee-jerk management? Highlights A major barrier to implementing a big data plan is in understanding what... Read More