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Thank You for a Great 2022 from Exterro

Created on December 23, 2022


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

As the year comes to a close, there's one important tradition that spans all the various celebrations that happen at this time of year: expressing your affection and appreciation for family, friends, and all those who make our lives special. Of course we should always do this as people, but organizations, like Exterro, should also do so. 2022 has sped by as a year, but no doubt lots has happened, both in the worlds of e-discovery, privacy, and digital forensics, but also to Exterro itself. 2022 saw E-Discovery break through into the... Read More

The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act Goes Into Effect January 1, 2023

Created on December 23, 2022


Director of Marketing, Privacy

Signed into law on March 2, 2021, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) was the second comprehensive state privacy law, following California, but the first to be initiated by the state legislature. It goes into effect on January 1, 2023, the first of four state privacy laws to begin enforcement this year. Overview While the VCDPA draws substantially from its predecessors in California, that state’s legislature enacted the CCPA to preempt a ballot initiative in 2018, while the CPRA was passed as a ballot initiative by California voters. Companies doing... Read More

The Move In-House for E-Discovery Has Accelerated

Created on December 16, 2022


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

In the spirit of educating the legal market on best practices and trends, ACEDS and Exterro recently conducted a survey polling legal professionals on their pre-litigation processes. We developed a short questionnaire covering topics of interest to in-house legal professionals and their counterparts at legal practices and service providers. The almost 70 respondents represented companies from less than 1,000 to over 100,000 employees, with roles ranging from legal operations and project management to in-house paralegals, attorneys, and even general counsel. With as many departments handling 50 or more matters per year as... Read More

3 Reasons Why Your CPRA Compliance Plan Is Broken… And How to Fix It!

Created on December 16, 2022


Director of Marketing, Privacy

As we prepare for CPRA to go into effect on January 1, 2023, we thought it would be a good idea to look back at a really informative webcast we held earlier this year, Top Reasons Why Your CPRA Compliance Strategy Is Broken, to help you diagnose any issues you might have and set to work on remedying them before your organization ends up like Sephora, making a seven- or eight-figure settlement with the California AG. Featuring Amalia Barthel, co-founder of Managed Privacy Canada, and Peter Stockburger of Dentons, discussing what’s coming... Read More

The Time Is Now for Law Firms to Optimize Document Review

Created on December 9, 2022


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

This article originally appeared in the December 2022 edition of Today's General Counsel, authored by Exterro Technology Counsel Don McLaughlin.  Anyone who has spent time managing e-discovery projects knows document review is the most expensive phase of the process. They also know that just because review is expensive doesn’t mean it’s exciting or glamorous. It’s time-consuming, repetitive work–exactly the type of work that law firms can and should optimize for efficiency and accuracy. But many law firms have struggled with justifying the investments required to advance their internal business process optimization around document... Read More

Data Privacy Alert: FTC Proposes $100 Million Action Against Vonage

Created on December 9, 2022


Director of Marketing, Privacy

The FTC is taking a much more aggressive approach toward enforcing privacy regulations of all sorts, including obtaining and managing consumer consent. Its November proposed court order against Vonage, an internet phone service provider, takes aim at deceptive dark patterns, negative-option consent, and undisclosed fees. Overview On November 3, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission released its proposed court order against Vonage, a Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) phone service, to stop the company from imposing junk fees and creating obstacles to consumers and businesses who wish to cancel their service. The order alleges that... Read More

Meeting Today's Challenges in Digital Forensics and Incident Response

Created on December 2, 2022


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

We have all heard, many times by now, that the rapid transition to remote workforces is here to stay. Another trend that has been in the news in the recent past has been a large uptick in the number and severity of cybersecurity incidents--ranging from data breaches and ransomware attacks to insider crimes, data exfiltration, and DDoS attacks. These incidents aren't mitigated by remote infrastructure; in fact, widespread adoption of remote work environments and technology is likely a direct contributor to their increasing numbers.  Organizations must adapt their policies and technologies to... Read More