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.

Exterro Meme Series: Santa Cats Redux

Created on December 24, 2021


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

As we celebrate another holiday season, Exterro wishes laughter and cheer upon everyone with this throwback meme. Happy holidays everybody—and don't forget to download our 2020 meme anthology for an extra laugh! If you'd rather just have a 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, legal work is always better when you have a sense of humor. Cheers! Read More

Case Law Alert: Can’t Decide on Search Terms in Discovery? Find an Expert

Created on December 24, 2021


Vice President, E-Discovery

As more data is created and stored—and thus eligible for discovery—search techniques have become a breeding ground for disputes on which parameters best identify relevant information. McMaster v. Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. furthers that conversation and emphasizes the need for cooperation and the importance of leveraging third-party experts to identify appropriate solutions. Overview In this ADA case, the plaintiff motioned to compel discovery, but the two parties could not agree on the search terms the defendant would apply to the data collected during e-discovery. The discovery dispute related to whether a... Read More

Three Ways Exterro Review Keeps Your Data Secure During Document Review

Created on December 17, 2021


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

With compliance and privacy issues increasingly falling under legal departments’ purview, security is a paramount concern to legal teams. Data must be transferred between software products, and each transfer introduces a new layer of technological and human risk. Whether in-house or at a law firm, reliance on alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) for document review increases security risks, plain and simple. And the risks are increasing, plain and simple. Just 10 years ago, the Identity Theft Resource Center documented 419 data breaches in 2011. As of November 2021, the data breach count... Read More

Data Privacy Alert: India's Personal Data Protection Bill

Created on December 17, 2021


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

India Has Taken a Major Step with the Personal Data Protection Bill of 2019 Drafted following a Supreme Court judgement in August 2017 that declared the “Right to Privacy” a fundamental right, India’s Personal Data Protection Bill would overhaul of India's current data protection regime. Approved by the Cabinet in December 2019 and introduced in the Lok Sabha in February 2020, the Bill proposes to put restrictions on the use of personal data without the explicit consent of citizens. Overview With nearly 800 million internet users, India is the world’s largest open... Read More

Exterro Meme Series: Sunny Side Data Retention Policy

Created on December 17, 2021


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

If you sometimes feel like you're on a dark and difficult journey struggling to comply with privacy laws like GDPR and CPRA (among others!), you're not alone. But what you really consider doing is looking at the journey from another perspective--that of gaining all the benefits of a well thought-out data retention policy, like cost savings, risk minimization, and improved operational efficiency. If you're just starting out on your data retention journey, don't leave the station without the recent Exterro whitepaper, Filling in Your Blind Spots: Implementing a Successful Data Retention Program. ... Read More

E-Discovery Day 2021: A Look Back

Created on December 10, 2021


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

With E-Discovery Day 2021 in the past, it feels like a good time to look back at the day and some of the fun we had and what we learned. Post-Covid E-Discovery Trends For us at Exterro, the day started off with a conversation with e-discovery experts looking toward 2022 with an eye for discerning emerging trends. The panel consisted of Jenny Hamilton, General Counsel at Exterro; Tom O’Connor, Director of the Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center; Michael Landau, Strategic National Account Manager at Veritas Technologies, LLC; and Robert Keeling, Partner at... Read More

Case Law Alert: Court OK’s Discovery on Discovery in Limited Situations

Created on December 10, 2021


Vice President, E-Discovery

With the increased focus and attention to proportionality, courts rarely permit parties to indulge in “discovery on discovery.” However, there are exceptions. America West Bank Members v. State of Utah (D. Utah, Nov. 10, 2021) showcases when the court views discovery on discovery as warranted. Overview In this violation of due process case, the plaintiff sought to compel additional discovery (i.e., “discovery on discovery”) after alleging that the defendants deleted or lost responsive documents throughout the discovery process. The plaintiff requested the following in its motion to compel: "Discovery on discovery" to... Read More