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.

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Top 10 Memes of 2019 Edition

Created on December 27, 2019


Content Manager at Exterro

Can you image a world without memes? Neither can we (it's not like we're known for them or anything). Each year, we put together an ebook of the e-discovery, data privacy, and legal memes that our readers liked, related to, and shared the most—and we make it easy for you to keep a copy for yourself! And while we'd normally give you a sneak preview of what to look forward to, it's probably safe to say that the element of surprise is what makes this particular whitepaper so much fun.  With that, we bid farewell to... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Run Tom Run! Edition

Created on December 26, 2019


Marketing Specialist, Exterro

Fresh off his announcement that he's running for president, we thought: Who better to remind us that the CCPA launch is only 5 days away than this guy?  Who says e-discovery isn't funny? If you're looking for an additional 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. Remember, E-Discovery is always better when you have a sense of humor. Cheers! Read More

MD5 Hashing: The Foundation of a Defensible E-Discovery Process

Created on December 26, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Commonly referred to as a "digital fingerprint," a hash value is a special encryption code that is associated with each computer file. Hash values provide digital files with a unique identifier that corresponds to its contents. If the contents change, the file's hashtag will change as well, indicating that the file is not the same as it was before. In e-discovery, one can compare hash values before and after collection to verify that a file is the same before and after collection. To understand how MD5 hashing relates to e-discovery one must... Read More

The Changing Regulatory Landscape: How to Future-Proof Your Organisation

Created on December 20, 2019


European Marketing Director

When the European Union implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, the game changed. New data laws seeking to enhance the protection for individuals caused a dramatic shift in operations across the organisation, from legal, to tech to marketing. And there is no sign of the changing regulatory landscape slowing down.With the imminent introduction of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), soon-to-follow copycat laws in other US states, and emerging data protection laws in regions such as South America and Asia, organisations must get their house in order... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Baby Yoda Edition

Created on December 20, 2019


"When 1 year-old you are in e-discovery, look as good, you will not."- All the baby Yodas out there who are feeling their e-discovery age these days  If you're looking for an additional 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. Remember, E-Discovery is always better when you have a sense of humor. Cheers! Read More

Court Uses Inherent Authority Over Rule 37(e) to Grant Spoliation Sanctions

Created on December 18, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Guarisco v. Boh Brothers Construction (E.D. La. October 3, 2019) shows that even though the FRCP 37(e) is supposed to be a catch-all for when spoliation sanctions are warranted, this court side-stepped this rule and used its inherent authority to issue sanctions, making it unclear when and how 37(e) applies.  Overview:In this lawsuit, which stemmed from an automobile accident, the defendant asked the court to issue spoliation sanctions due to the plaintiff’s “intentionally altered and deleted photos at the accident to better support her claim.”The defendant claims that plaintiff altered a photograph and deleted 22 videos and photographs... Read More

Be Prepared! Don’t Show Up to Your Rule 26(F) Meet-and-Confer With Nothing But a Boilerplate

Created on December 13, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

One of the key themes that federal judges have been emphasizing of late was around the importance of preparation and precision, both in crafting discovery requests and in objections. The revised Federal Rules of Civil Procedure make it quite clear that you must prepare requests with "reasonable particularity." Put more simply, you can't fake it. You have to know your stuff. What are you asking for? What are the reasons for your objection? Fortunately, early case assessment technology can help you get a look at the information you need before you even have... Read More