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.

The Basics of E-Discovery Processes

Created on November 17, 2020


Senior Solutions Consultant at Exterro

What is the EDRM? (Electronic Discovery Reference Model) Whether you’re just starting to learn about e-discovery or you’re an experienced professional reviewing the fundamentals, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is a great place to start. Created in 2005 by attorney George Socha and technologist Tom Gelbmann, the EDRM is a framework that describes a process that most organizations go through around e-discovery. It explains what the steps are and how typical organizations go through those steps to fulfill their e-discovery obligations. Rather than a process itself, the EDRM describes a typical... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Manual Collection Edition

Created on November 13, 2020


Creative Manager at Exterro

Is there anything worse than manual collection?  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

7 Advanced Legal Hold Tips

Created on November 11, 2020


Content Manager at Exterro

It can be easy to become complacent with your legal hold process: It works and you’d rather focus on other areas in e-discovery. But like any high-functioning organizational process, building a great e-discovery program starts with ensuring you’re running “the basics” efficiently. The choices you make at the start of your e-discovery process (which begins with collection) will greatly affect how defensible, efficient, and expensive the successive activities will be.  Definition of Legal Hold But what do you do once your team has established strong foundational processes? How do you move forward... Read More

‘Bigger Picture’ Challenges of Preserving Data

Created on November 10, 2020


European Marketing Director

A Legal Hold, also known as litigation hold, document hold, hold order, or preservation order, has more commonly been a US term but organisations in the UK and Europe also need to ensure their data preservation practices are effective in mitigating the risk of lost, altered or destroyed evidence in litigation, investigation or disputes. It can be the most crucial and important activity within e-discovery. It sets the foundation for the rest of the e-discovery process by defining the set of electronically stored information (ESI) at issue in the legal matter. But... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - Is It Over Yet? Edition

Created on November 6, 2020


Director of Marketing at Exterro

E-Discovery also just so happens to be a far more relaxing endeavor. 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

Third Party Risk Management: How Better Vendor Management Can Mitigate Privacy Risks

Created on November 4, 2020


Content Manager at Exterro

When we look at how organizations are handling new data privacy and cybersecurity regulations, there’s typically one area that falls under the radar: Third parties. More specifically, which third parties have access to organizational data—and which of those are risks due to new data privacy laws? Vendor Risks Are Greater Than You Thought For example, about two-thirds of the vendors that touch personal data are service providers. According to Deloitte’s 2018 Global Outsourcing Survey, the vast majority of organizations (93%) have either adopted or are considering adopting a cloud solution. Cloud solutions... Read More

The Basics of E-Discovery Refresher: E-Discovery Software

Created on November 3, 2020


Senior Solutions Consultant at Exterro

What Is the Role of Software in the E-Discovery Process? Technology assists in the e-discovery process in three ways. It helps you manage the e-discovery process. It allows you to perform certain tasks faster or better. It facilitates collaboration between the multiple parties engaged in e-discovery. So, for example, in e-discovery, we need to collect all the electronically stored information (ESI) relevant to a particular matter. Technology can help us find relevant documents more quickly, bring them to our systems to help us analyze them, and then transfer them to another... Read More