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.

A Quick Breakdown of E-Discovery Case Law: 2018 - 2019

Created on March 13, 2020


Content Manager at Exterro

The Comprehensive E-Discovery Case Law Guide takes a closer look at the last two years of judicial rulings, and breaks down more than 40 cases that directly affect three major e-discovery concepts: spoliation of data, reasonable and proportional requests, and the impacts of new data types and technology-assisted review (TAR).But how on Earth can you quickly break down two years of e-discovery case law? With blistering efficiency, of course! Each case law breakdown includes four major elements: Why the case is importantBrief overview of case factsHow the Court ruledExpert commentary from... Read More

Overcoming E-Disclosure Challenges Created by Snowballing Data Volumes

Created on March 13, 2020


European Marketing Director

We are now producing the same amount of data every two days as we did from the beginning of time up to 2003. The exponential growth of data is undisputed, but the numbers behind this explosion—fuelled by IoT and the use of connected devices—are hard to comprehend. 294 billion emails are sent each day2 billion minutes of voice and video calls are made65 billion WhatsApp messages are sent4 TeraBytes of data produced by a connected car28 Petabytes of data will be generated from wearable devices in 2020 The accumulated digital universe of... Read More

5 Takeaways From the Newly-Modified CCPA Regulations

Created on March 6, 2020


Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

On February 10, the California Attorney General’s office published modified CCPA regulations. Some of these changes substantially revise previous regulatory proposals that were published in October of last year—including revisions to the consumer notices requirements for receiving and responding to Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs). These changes follow the public commentary period, which ended last week on February 25, but the final changes are still up for debate. The AG’s office is expected to publish their final regulatory guidance in advance of the CCPA’s anticipated July 1 enforcement date. David Stauss... Read More

Lack of E-Discovery Competency Hurts Plaintiffs' Case

Created on March 6, 2020


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Mannion v. Ameri-Can Freight Systems, Inc. (D. Ariz., Jan. 27, 2020) proves that not knowing the requirements for spoliation sanctions under 37(e), and not properly filing a motion for discovery sanctions, are just two normal e-discovery practices that were missed in this case—showcasing the need for better e-discovery competency by legal practitioners. Overview:In this case, the parties included a permissive adverse jury instruction within the proposed jury instructions based on the defendants’ alleged spoliation of data.From the start of e-discovery to after the discovery deadlines elapsed more than a year later... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Collection Edition

Created on March 6, 2020


Collecting too much data is expensive! And it may not get you anywhere in the court room, because proportionality is an important consideration. There are many misconceptions regarding e-discovery processes—but we clear them up for you in our Definitive Guide to E-Discovery, 2nd Edition. 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... Read More

Gartner Report: Predicting Corporate and Legal Compliance Technology in 2020

Created on February 28, 2020


Director of Marketing at Exterro

With the proliferation of new data privacy laws, recent alterations to existing e-discovery law, and the ever-changing roles of the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, 2020 promises to be a year of pivotal transformation for many businesses. In that spirit, analyst firm Gartner released a new report detailing how corporate and legal compliance technology can help businesses more aggressively keep pace with the changing headwinds across the legal landscape. The report, Gartner Predicts 2020: Corporate Legal and Compliance Technology, is available for download now. Take a look below to learn... Read More

Logistical Best Practices for Managing a Document Review

Created on February 28, 2020


Director of Marketing at Exterro

With market forces demanding in-house legal departments do "more with less," legal operations and legal project management are disciplines whose time has arrived. More and more in-house departments and law firms are hiring professionals (whether legal pros or project management specialists) to ensure that projects come in on-time and on-budget. But unfortunately, not every legal department has the luxury of hiring dedicated project managers or operations specialists. Sometimes legal pros, whether paralegals or attorneys, have to make do. But mastering the basics of e-discovery project management is possible--and we're here to... Read More