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 E-Discovery Meme Series (Needle in a Haystack Edition)

Created on July 29, 2019


Chief Marketing Officer at Exterro

Sometimes trying to find data either for e-discovery or privacy requirements (i.e. data subject access requests) can feel like looking for a needle in the haystack. Don't get frustrated and become a pyro-maniac by just burning up your haystack full of documents! Maybe it's time to invest in a data map or data inventory. It could save you time, money and just your overall sanity. 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... Read More

E-Discovery Summer Playlist: Bill Piwonka's Top Jams!

Created on July 22, 2019


Chief Marketing Officer at Exterro

We are entering the third week of our Summer E-Discovery Mix Tape blog post series. This latest mix and is by our Chief Marketing Officer, Bill Piwonka. Bill's Spotify playlist is embedded at the bottom of this post. Looking for ways to be more productive at work? Download our Legal Project Management Checklist here.For those of you who have been to our inFusion conference in the past, you'll know that I love most musical genres and am an avid concert goer. When making my summer mix tape I tried to throw in some songs from... Read More

Case Law Alert: Lying Defendant Leads to E-Discovery Sanctions

Created on July 22, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

University Accounting Service, LLC v. Ethan Schulton (D. Or. June 7, 2019) reminds us all that bad actors/custodians exist in this world making it imperative for organizations to have security protocols in place to stop the theft of company IP from departing employees. Overview: In this employment and breach of contract case, the plaintiff motioned for case dismissal and lesser e-discovery sanctions against the defendant for destroying data with the intent of not allowing the plaintiff to use such evidence in trial. The defendant was subpoenaed for all documents pertaining to defendant’s... Read More

Mistakes, Miscommunications, and Other Process Missteps

Created on July 22, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

A IT professional misinterprets a legal request. The legal team never follows up with key custodians about where responsive data may reside. Without prior planning, these process mistakes can make e-discovery feel like a reactive fire drill. Heck, there are times that it feels like a reactive fire drill even when you have a plan and a process in place. After all, the saying goes, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” In the second week of our e-discovery "worst case scenarios" blog post series our experts will... Read More

E-Discovery Summer Playlist: Danny Barrett's Top Jams!

Created on July 22, 2019


Creative Manager at Exterro

We at Exterro know how the summer months can make being productive at work even harder than usual, especially when dealing with e-discovery issues. But, with the right music or playlist, it can make you more efficient and help the summer days breeze on by. With that in mind, over the the summer months Exterro employees will be sharing with you their own summer playlist/mix tape (us, more well seasoned folk know what this means) that can hopefully keep you sharp and focused while you're at work.  We've even embedded the Spotify playlist at the bottom... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Hold Up What?! Edition)

Created on July 22, 2019


Marketing Communications & Events Manager at Exterro

Even Drake knows that managing legal holds with spreadsheets is whack! Save time, money and peace of mind, automate the legal hold process with software please or else Drake is not gonna be happy! 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

Bad Faith Custodians and Other People Problems

Created on July 15, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

A custodian intentionally deletes data. IT accidentally erases a laptop of a departing employee on legal hold. These are the worst of the worst, things you have nightmares about. Over the next month, we asked e-discovery professionals how they dealt with these e-discovery "worst case scenarios" and how to respond to them. This week we are addressing "worst case scenarios" around bad faith custodians. Without a doubt, one of the worst possible scenarios for an e-discovery professional is a bad faith custodian—someone who is more concerned with protecting themselves from any possible... Read More