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BYOD Still Causes Heartburn in eDiscovery

 15-12-2014 (209)
 Mary Mack

Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, is very popular for companies to save money and keep employees happy. Once litigation or regulatory event hits, BYOD’s popularity plunges through the floor. So many devices, so little time While BYOD can push the IT support of such devices to the individual employee, it boomerangs back when legal deadlines lo...

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12 Days of Discovery

 10-12-2014 (87)
 Diem Shin

For the 12 Days of Discovery, my true love gave to me...

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Information Governance is Good Business

 09-12-2014 (239)
 Johannes Scholtes

A few weeks ago, I participated in the Information Governance Exchange in Berlin. Over 50 participants from many countries, companies and government organizations gathered to discuss the future of Information Governance as it relates to eDiscovery, Enterprise Information Archiving and cyber-security. As litigation related eDiscovery requests are m...

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A Global Tribute to Judge John M. Facciola

 02-12-2014 (162)
 Mary Mack

Judge John M. Facciola, Magistrate Judge for the District of Columbia, hot from his standing ovation at the Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute, will have some parting counsel for our ediscovery community.  On Dec. 3, I will moderate the webcast, A Global Tribute to the Honorable Judge John Facciola, which will include experts Craig Ball ...

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Black Friday, Social Media, and eDiscovery - Are you ready?

 25-11-2014 (181)
 Mary Mack

Disdain or delight, the shopping season is upon us.  As consumers give thanks and spend time with their families this Thanksgiving, they will also be gearing up for the busiest holiday shopping season. While retailers try to woo us with discounts and bargains, consumers will take to social media to compare prices, check availability and share/...

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eDiscovery: Finding the Right Solution

 19-11-2014 (207)
 Johannes Scholtes

In my last blog, I discussed the increasing importance and need for a Chief Data Officer to manage the volume of data that organizations are collecting. While getting control of that data is beneficial for all organizations and can bring benefits such as operational efficiencies, reduced costs and a competitive advantage.  However, in highly r...

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Audio Ediscovery Evidence on Appeal: Sanctions Upheld

 11-11-2014 (503)
 Mary Mack

The wait for authoritative case law requiring audio evidence is officially over. Appellate Court Judge Kevin Fox issued the most recent case awarding sanctions against an organization for mishandling their audio evidence. Josh Gilliand, at BowTieLaw blog summarizes Novick v. AXA Network, LLC,2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150004 (S.D.N.Y.Oct. 22, 2014) in...

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Why Your Organization Needs a Chief Data Officer (CDO)

 04-11-2014 (395)
 Johannes Scholtes

By now, we can all agree that a corporation’s data is one of the most valuable assets. Data is a critical asset just as are inventory, cash, buildings, personnel, and accounts receivable. But most organizations do a terrible job of using and securing data. Without good, accurate and reliable data, organizations cannot make operational improv...

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Why Basic Search Engine is Not Enough

 28-10-2014 (214)
 Johannes Scholtes

On October 23, professionals dealing with eDiscovery, Law Enforcement, Regulatory Oversight and internal investigations gathered at the eighth annual e-Discovery and e-Investigations Forum in London, to discuss best-practices and legal requirements, all focused on cost and risk reductions. They all agreed that data collections will continue to dou...

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Spoliation “shocks the conscious”: Blistering sanctions in wage and hour class action

 20-10-2014 (247)
 Mary Mack

The spoliation of evidence is the intentional or negligent withholding, hiding, altering, or destroying of evidence relevant to a legal proceeding. The goal of spoliating or tampering with evidence is usually to cover up evidence that would be disfavorable to the doer in some way. However, in the case of UMC’s class action suit for unpaid com...

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