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Reduce regulatory request costs by utilizing in-house eDiscovery tools

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff | March 27, 2019

 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 in-house counsel can utilize eDiscovery platforms for regulatory requests

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff | March 22, 2019

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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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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Happy Information Governance Day!

Jan Scholtes
Jan Scholtes | February 21, 2019
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Today is a good day to spend some time implementing your retention policies! Yes, I know, we are all busy, and there are so many other important things that seem more urgent, but is this not always the case?

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Why now is the time to take control of eDiscovery technology

Yannick Duport
Yannick Duport | December 18, 2018

One way of cutting our eDiscovery bills would be to write fewer emails, videoconference less, ditch Facebook and generally go on a strict data diet – but we all know that won’t happen. In fact, the opposite will happen: we shall have more data, more data formats ­and more data formats that are…

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Why Legal has nothing to fear from Technology

Yannick Duport
Yannick Duport | December 11, 2018

The science of document classification is not as old and venerable as the Law, but its roots go back to 19th century German academia. The first American school for library science saw the light of day at Columbia University in 1887. Now known as the School of Library Service, the department’s…

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Mind the gap: why outsourcing and IT tools hamper eDiscovery

Yannick Duport
Yannick Duport | December 4, 2018

eDiscovery is a massively disruptive event, and companies can be forgiven for wishing to outsource it. IT departments in particular get a raw deal: a lot of the burden of eDiscovery falls on their shoulders, but they are not in charge of the process.

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Assisted Review - let IT cut through the tech hype

Yannick Duport
Yannick Duport | November 21, 2018

The Law and Technology are not natural bedfellows. The Law explains itself in words (even words in Latin), but Technology uses networks, platforms, code – how many lawyers engaged in eDiscovery have ever seen a page of code, let alone written one? They have different mindsets, Legal and IT, and a…

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Social media’s impact on public records requests

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff | November 20, 2018
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By 2002, we’d already come a long way. Then, we advanced so quickly that many are still struggling to catch up. Waves of innovation continually expand how we engage in public communications.

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