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Reduce regulatory request costs by utilizing in-house eDiscovery tools

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff | March 27, 2019
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 Meeting compliance costs is a never-ending project for businesses.  The Thompson Reuters 2017 Cost of Compliance report, stated 53% of global organisations expected their compliance budgets to moderately or significantly increase over the following 12 months.  In addition, 60% believed the cost of…

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How agencies have upped their game with technology

Brenda Dodd
Brenda Dodd | March 26, 2019
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  Transparency and open government would clearly be less of an administrative and financial burden if there were fewer public records requests (PRRs). To achieve this goal, agencies have been pro-actively releasing information. One of several examples cited as part of evidence submitted to a…

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How in-house counsel can utilize eDiscovery platforms for regulatory requests

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff | March 22, 2019
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In late September 2018, it was reported that EU anti-trust regulators were investigating whether BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen colluded to restrict the rollout of clean emission technology.  An EU executive involved in the investigation said the "circle of five" - BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen Group's…

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Tackling public records requests with technology

Brenda Dodd
Brenda Dodd | March 21, 2019
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Responding to a records requests under Open Records acts or the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a multifaceted process. After a federal, state, or local government agency receives a public records request (PRR), personnel must search for and collect records that may be responsive, remove…

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Brussels, Belgium and eDiscovery: more important than ever!

Jan Scholtes
Jan Scholtes | March 20, 2019
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eDiscovery is no longer just an American problem. For decades, eDiscovery has been considered a US problem, but this has all changed. Belgium and Brussels in particular, is slowly becoming the epicenter of European eDiscovery. Main driver is the increasing number of regulatory requests and…

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The quest to make more efficient FOIA/public records disclosures

Brenda Dodd
Brenda Dodd | March 19, 2019
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U.S. federal, state, and local government agencies have been involved in an ongoing quest to find ways to streamline and improve their efforts in responding to FOIA and public records requests. The journey was spurred on in great part by President Obama’s May 2012 Open Data Policy–Managing…

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Happy National Freedom of Information Day!

Brenda Dodd
Brenda Dodd | March 15, 2019
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Many of you may not know that March 16, 2019 is National Freedom of Information Day, a day honoring President James Madison, the father of the U.S. Constitution and staunch advocate for open records.  It should come as no surprise then that National Freedom of Information Day just so happens to…

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The right technology to attract employees to public records offices

Brenda Dodd
Brenda Dodd | March 14, 2019
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The Federal News Network (FNN) recently wrote that federal agency workforces haven’t been able to keep up with the increasing numbers of Freedom of Information Act requests because not enough employees work in FOIA offices. Alina Semo, the director of the Office of Government Information Services…

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IT Teams, Regulatory Requests And eDiscovery – A Perfect Ménage à Trois

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff | March 13, 2019
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Few situations can cause as much stress to IT departments as a regulatory request for information.  With little warning, teams are required to trawl through copious amounts of data, in an attempt to extract relevant material.   

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