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Bridging the gap between IT and Legal

Annelore van der Lint | August 27, 2015


According to Gartner “most organizations are ill equipped to deal with eDiscovery. And the reason is that the records management policies are misaligned with IT processes.” Thus, resulting in the disruptive nature of eDiscovery.

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How to avoid a train wreck with email archiving

Annelore van der Lint | August 13, 2015


If you’ve seen the documentary “A Decade in Discovery” which tracks an attorney’s quest to find a better way to search White House emails, you quickly realize that even back then the volume of emails was enormous. Manually processing 20 million emails took 6 months and 25 people.

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Building a business case for information governance

Annelore van der Lint | July 25, 2015


When companies embark on an eDiscovery solution, there is little need for a discussion on budget because there is a fire that needs to be immediately put out. There is no time to discuss budget, ROI or build a business case. However, Information Governance (IG) is a different story. It’s a long…

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5 Tips for handling complex data formats

Annelore van der Lint | July 24, 2015


When performing to a discovery request, you want it to go as smoothly as possible. However, the existence of complex data formats can often slow the process and create complications when none is needed. So what are complex data formats? These can include audio files, schematics and graphs,…

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eDiscovery is more than just emails

Annelore van der Lint | July 8, 2015


When most people talk about eDiscovery, email is usually the most common form of communication that comes to mind. And with good reason given that email remains the most important form of communication for organizations. Given its importance, it is understandable why it is also the first data that…

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How does your organization protect its personal identifiable information (PII)?

Annelore van der Lint | June 3, 2015


Every year, we file our personal income taxes with the IRS. These filings contain our personal information such as social security number, address, birthdate, and annual income; all personal information that could be used to steal our identities. And that is exactly what happened a week ago, when…

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Prejudice, proportionality and precision: the 2015 FRCP amendments

Annelore van der Lint | May 6, 2015


Some believe that the 2015 FRCP amendments, effective December 2015 if Congress does not intervene, will not change eDiscovery practice. I am not one of them. The 2015 amendments were designed primarily to reduce costs for producing parties: the cost of losing a case due to terminating sanctions,…

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Three ways to reduce your eDiscovery costs

Annelore van der Lint | April 8, 2015


Corporations are inundated with data. Whether it be customer data, employee data or transactional data, there is a lot of it. However, when it comes to discovery, processing and reviewing large amounts of data is time consuming and costly. Delays in production could result in severe fines. While…

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Privacy is the 'why', technology is the 'how'

Annelore van der Lint | March 30, 2015

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Last week, at the Georgetown Law Continuing Legal Education event in Washington DC, I attended an interesting session on security, “Preparing for and Responding to Data Security Incident”. The session was   moderated by Heidi Wachs, Special Counsel at Jenner & Block. Panelist Allen G. Brandt, Anne…

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