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.

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

Live Blogging at LTNY 2013 -- Risk and Reward in the Cloud: Case Law and Cost Savings

Created on January 29, 2013

Date/Time: 10:30am – 11:45am (EST), Tuesday, January 29, 2013Participants: Kenneth Rashbaum, Principal, Rashbaum Associates, LLC; Tim Carroll, Partner, Perkins Coie Session Description: As more organizations opt for cloud-based solutions to lower costs or meet stringent privacy and security requirements, questions on collection, legal jurisdiction, and privacy are beginning to arise. This session explored emerging case law around the cloud and covers topics such as data ownership, multi-tenanted environments, and cross-border litigation. Highlights Big legal risks: Employees sharing sensitive/private/confidential information on the cloud that are not sanctioned by their employer can be one... Read More

Silver Linings / Best Practices for E-Discovery From the Cloud

Created on January 24, 2013


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In Exterro's recent webcast, Cloud Computing & E-Discovery: A Benefit & Risk Analysis, Bennett Borden, Esq., chair of Williams Mullen's E-Discovery and Information Governance Section, James Kunick, Esq., chair of Much Shelist's Intellectual Property and Technology Group, and Joe Philipp, LightSpeed Legal's director of IT, presented and discussed multiple approaches to mitigate potential legal risks presented by cloud computing.Following is a recap of the highlights from this informative and timely webcast: What is Cloud Computing? IT/NIST Definition: Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared... Read More

Modernizing E-Discovery Planning and Budgeting

Created on January 21, 2013


Seemingly everything written about e-discovery makes some reference to explosive data growth, runaway legal costs and challenges too many to count. While most would agree these are largely fair and accurate observations, it can also be said that many of these issues are being exacerbated by lawyers' insistence on applying traditional, antiquated approaches to modern e-discovery problems. Such is the theme of a new article “Cost Management and the Modern Lawyer" written by attorney Elleanor Chin and published in the In-House Defense Quarterly. Chin, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, argues that... Read More