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.

7 Advanced Legal Hold Tips

Created on October 11, 2019


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. But what do you do once your team has established strong foundational processes? How do you move forward and tighten processes even... Read More

Friday Funnies - Exterro's Meme Series: "I Don't Know Who Needs to Hear This, But..." Edition

Created on October 11, 2019


Marketing Communications & Events Manager at Exterro

PSA: Like, seriously. So, maybe not a lot of people are ready for the California Consumer Privacy Act. But the good news is there are a lot of good resources out there to help set your organizations up for success! And as the worlds of e-discovery and data privacy continue to converge, we'll be here to continue to provide you with great information—and hopefully a few laughs.  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

3 Ways to Simplify E-Discovery Across the Extended Enterprise

Created on October 4, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

When you think about the challenges to developing a simplified e-discovery process, what comes to mind? Chances are, a handful of words stand out—words like “cost,” “time,” and “risk,” to name a few. However, those are also words you can use to describe an e-discovery process that hasn’t totally matured yet. Without a simplified e-discovery process that’s efficient across all your business functions, there’s a good chance you’re spending more money and time than you’d like, and potentially putting your organization at a greater risk than is necessary. Let’s take a look... Read More

Case Law Alert: Cautionary Tale of How Not to Conduct Discovery

Created on October 4, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Abbott Laboratories, et al. v. Adelphia Supply USA (E.D.N.Y. May 2, 2019) re-enforces that every once in a while there is a case that showcases exactly what not to do in e-discovery. This is that case, and it led to a recommendation for one of the harshest penalties possible: a default judgement.Overview:In this case centering around the illegal selling of the plaintiffs’ products, the plaintiff motioned for a default judgment against the defendants for egregious e-discovery misconduct. Within e-discovery, the Magistrate Judge concluded that the defendants did the following: Produced information in a single PDF document, 1,941 pages... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's Meme Series - The Dude Abides Edition

Created on October 4, 2019


There's review before AI (which is very un-Dude) and there's review after AI—it really ties your e-discovery room together. If your review process is out of its element, take a look at our Comprehensive Guide to E-Discovery Review to learn how to cut some costs from the most expensive stage of the EDRM, and help streamline your processes.  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... Read More

Exterro the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of E-Discovery Software, Says Independent Analyst Report

Created on September 25, 2019


Content Manager at Exterro

Global market intelligence firm IDC recently released their report, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide eDiscovery SaaS Review Software 2019 Vendor Assessment,” and they had some nice things to say about Exterro. IDC broke down several providers of e-discovery software, and placed Exterro in the “leaders” category. The report noted that Exterro “has a robust portfolio outside of e-discovery review” and, with our acquisition of leading privacy firm Jordan Lawrence, has added “compliance and privacy management tools” to our platform. In addition, they highlighted a few of Exterro’s strengths: Security. As the only e-discovery tool... Read More

Expensive Production Request Deemed “Costly Fishing Expedition"

Created on September 20, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Pentel v. Shepard (D. Minn. Aug. 8, 2019) re-enforces that for a request for production to be deemed proportional, not only does the data need to be relevant to the case, but the data must help prove the requesting party’s claims or defense.Overview:In this class-action privacy lawsuit, the plaintiffs sought to compel a non-party to produce information that would showcase what specific private data was improperly accessed by the defendants. In addition, the plaintiffs asked the defendants to review that data for responsiveness.The non-party rejected to producing the requested information because it would be “unduly burdensome because of the volume of responsive information and... Read More