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.

New York Proposed Privacy Law

Created on June 22, 2020


Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

Why This Privacy Law is Important: With many of the same requirements as the California Consumer Privacy Act, the New York Privacy Act would give consumers additional rights to sue companies directly over violations. Overview/Status of Bill: The New York Privacy Act (Senate Bill S5642) was introduced in May 2019 and is currently in Senate Committee. If passed and signed into law, the enacted NY Privacy Act will require companies to disclose their methods of de-identifying personal information, to place special safeguards around data sharing and to allow consumers to obtain the... Read More

Squaring the Proliferation of Virtual Meetings—A New Threat for E-Discovery—with Organizational Data Retention Standards

Created on June 19, 2020


By Courtney Murphy, E-Discovery Attorney, Clark Hill PLC Over the last several months, the COVID-19 outbreak has pushed organizations to either add new videoconferencing options to their technology repertoire or scale up an existing solution to accommodate much larger segments of their workforces. Now, with employees routinely holding remote meetings, it may be a good time to ask: What is happening with the data being generated by these video meetings? Many common videoconferencing software include the ability to record; before the recent shift to work from home, how did your organization handle... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Working From Home Edition (Part 3)

Created on June 18, 2020


Creative Manager at Exterro

In-person collection? Not without a mask! Learn more about how COVID-19 has impacted the e-discovery industry with our new Exterro-ACEDS COVID-19 E-Discovery Impact Report. 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. Cheers! Read More

10 Steps to Establishing Defensible Data Privacy Practices

Created on June 17, 2020


European Marketing Director

The regulatory landscape is changing at lightning speed. About 64% of countries now have data protection or privacy legislation and there are numerous new laws on the horizon, including a further 8% of countries with draft legislation. Organisations’ obligations to manage data—and the costs of failure—are growing exponentially. Just look at some recent examples. A well-known retailer paid almost €64 million in settlements with banks, states, and class action suits stemming from a single data breach. In July 2019, a social media company received a €4.6 billion privacy fine, representing about 9%... Read More

Exterro Ranks #2 Among Most-Trusted E-Discovery Software Providers

Created on June 12, 2020


Content Manager at Exterro

A recent survey from analyst firm IDC highlighting e-discovery software and services vendors found Exterro ranked second among 17 software providers. The top-ranked provider for trustworthiness was Relatively, which the report noted has a long history in e-discovery, "so it is no surprise that it tops the software list." "Many believe the eDiscovery market to be mature but the plurality of vendors in this market illustrates just how much there is left to do," reads the report. Additionally, the survey asked about trustworthiness among e-discovery services vendors, asking participants who they trusted the... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Comfy Edition

Created on June 11, 2020


Director of Marketing at Exterro

And here's to pajamas: The most worn-to-work item of 2020. 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. Cheers! Read More

No Proof of Spoliation, No Sanctions in Cat Photo Case

Created on June 10, 2020


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Brittney Gobble Photography, LLC v. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (D. Md. April 9, 2020) proves that, to warrant any spoliation sanction, there must be proof that what was purported to be lost/deleted was just that: lost/deleted. Mere speculation is not enough for courts to issue sanctions. Overview:In this contract dispute around the use of cat photos, the plaintiff filed a motion for spoliation sanctions against the defendant for deleting emails that plaintiff believed were “crucial to the parties’ claims and defenses.”The plaintiff argued that the defendant “willfully” destroyed emails showcasing the... Read More