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.

Let Us Give $20 to Charity in Your Name

Created on September 6, 2019


Content Manager at Exterro

Last year, Exterro released our 3rd Annual In-House Benchmarking Report. With more than 100 respondents in 2018, we raised more than $2,000 for Stand Up To Cancer, the American Red Cross, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation—and we thank everyone who participated in the survey for helping out! Now, we're back at it again. For the next two-and-a-half weeks, from today until September 19, we'll be collecting the opinions of in-house legal professionals on the state of legal project management, satisfaction with in-house and outside legal performance, e-discovery practices, and—new to this year’s... Read More

E-Discovery Summer Playlist: David Figliulo's Top Jams!

Created on September 6, 2019


Digital Marketing Manager

In the seventh week of our Summer E-Discovery Mix Tape blog post series it's time to hear from our Digital Marketing Manager, David Figliulo! Looking for ways to be more productive at work? Download our Legal Project Management Checklist here.Hello friends! A new face around the office, I'm David, Exterro's digital marketing manager. So, if you find a broken link, send it my way—seriously! Whether I'm plugging away at the standing desk, or on the road, these are a few of my favorite songs. You can expect some indie, some pop, and... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series - Doh!

Created on September 6, 2019


Digital Marketing Manager

E-discovery process? What process? . . . Doh! Struggling with turning your e-discovery into a unified business operation? Trying to figure out the best way to develop a timeline for your legal holds? Or are you just looking to brush up on what makes for great e-discovery practices? Just slip away . . . quietly . . . and take a closer look at The Basics of E-Discovery. It might not be as tasty as a jelly donut, but it’ll fill you up on the knowledge you need to define and... Read More

Re-Purposing Existing Legal Processes to Meet Urgent Privacy Requirements

Created on August 30, 2019


Content Manager at Exterro

Depending on which surveys you read, somewhere between 45% to 86% of companies won’t be ready for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) when it launches on January 1, 2020. Given the scope of these regulations, there’s a good chance your company will be affected by the CCPA one way or another (or perhaps yours is one of two dozen other states looking to establish a copycat law). Furthermore, the average cost to respond to just one request is about $1,400. Multiply this by the dozens—or perhaps hundreds—of requests that some companies... Read More

Case Law Alert: Be Specific When Asking the Court to Compel Production

Created on August 30, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Washington v. GEO Group (W.D. July 1, 2019) re-enforces that if you’re trying to get the court to compel production of data from your opponent, it's important to be specific about which requests they have failed to comply with, and why the requested information is relevant and proportional.Overview:In this case the defendant, GEO Group, tried to compel the plaintiff, the state of Washington, to produce data from numerous state agencies that, allegedly, was “extremely relevant” to the plaintiff’s defense.The state argued that it turned over thousands of responsive documents and that GEO’s... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series - Bad Eli

Created on August 30, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Remember when Eli Manning was a good quarterback? Right around the time Exterro was taking off as a company, the former two-time Super Bowl champion was one of only a few players to regularly give the Patriots problems in big games. But lately, he's been more known for bad throws and awful decisions than big plays, leading the New York Giants to select a new quarterback in last spring's NFL Draft.  Thankfully, Exterro has aged far better than Eli has—and we're helping companies stay ahead of the data privacy game by showcasing how e-discovery... Read More

Text Messages—and Other Digital Data—MUST Be Accounted For In E-Discovery

Created on August 23, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Text messages, social media, and other digital communication applications like Snapchat represent new categories of potentially relevant evidence, which must be accounted for and, in most cases, preserved during e-discovery. In Regas Christou v. Beatport, LLC (D. Colo. January 23, 2013), the court sanctioned the defendant for taking “no steps to preserve the text messages," leading to a spoliation sanction. In this case, the plaintiff, Regas Christou, a Denver nightclub owner, filed a lawsuit against a competing nightclub owner, Brad Roulier, and others for multiple claims including violation of the Sherman Act... Read More