Archive for May 2013

International Standards for E-Discovery?

by Greg Behan, Esq. A technical committee of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is moving forward with the development of standards for legal discovery involving electronically stored information (ESI).  Previously, the committee generated international standards guidelines for the identification, collection, acquisition, and preservation of digital evidence with the goal of creating an impartial global…

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Are Alternative Fee Arrangements the Wave of the Future?

When the world of eDiscovery was young, it made sense to charge per gigabyte, much as a laundromat charges per shirt. Although the presence of electronic data, devices, and storage were becoming increasingly prevalent in daily life, the litigation industry was a bit slow to catch on at first, and the per-gigabyte pricing model stuck…

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Why Technology Assisted Review will Redefine eDiscovery

by Greg Behan, Esq. “Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”                        -Stewart Brand- The information substructure of society—the way information is captured, shared, and communicated[i]—is evolving at an exponential rate and most institutions are not prepared to adapt to this rate of…

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Reminder: TERIS’ Alexander Lubarsky to Speak at 2013 California Appellate Judicial Attorneys Institute May 28-29

TERIS Director and ESI Consultant Alexander Lubarsky will be speaking at the upcoming California Judicial Attorneys Conference May 28-29, 2013 in Santa Clara, CA. This event serves as an annual retreat for District Court and Supreme Court Justices with their research attorneys. Mr. Lubarsky’s topic will be “Electronic Evidence: The Wave Is Coming—Ride It Or Wipe…

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Social Media Data and E-Discovery Preparation

It’s no secret that the use of social media has skyrocketed. In 2012, according to Burson-Marsteller, eighty-seven percent of Fortune Global 100 companies used some form of social media. In 2009, more communications occurred via social networking sites than e-mail. Increased use has created a plethora of information that quickly has become a highly-desired source…

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Nuix and EDRM republish Enron data set cleansed of more than 10,000 items containing private, health and financial information

TERIS partner Nuix, and EDRM, the leading standards organization for the eDiscovery and information governance market, announced yesterday that they republished the EDRM Enron PST Data Set after cleansing it of private, health and personal financial information. Nuix and EDRM have also published the methodology Nuix’s staff used to identify and remove more than 10,000 high-risk…

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Impact of Changes to California Code of Civil Procedure

By Alexander Lubarsky, Esq. Just when we thought that we were beginning to grow familiar with the 2009 Electronic Discovery Act, the State of California had to go and promulgate some new rules pertaining to ESI to keep us E-Disco dancers moving to that changing beat.  On January 1, several new changes went into effect…

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Information Governance: The Importance of Data Management

In March 2013, an analyst and data company called 451 Research released a report on eDiscovery practices. This report surveyed 2,320 respondents who represented a combination of large, small, and midsized organizations. The report covered such areas as enterprise IT, asking tough questions about how these businesses approach the access, management, and retention of their…

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New Free White Paper: Information Governance: Managing Risks and Rewards

Implementing an effective information governance strategy is one of the ways an enterprise can help protect itself against potential litigation. And yet, according to some recent surveys, many organizations remain either ignorant or unwilling to adopt a wide-reaching internal information governance strategy. Download our newest white paper and learn important tips and developments in this…

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CLE Opportunity: New & Newer Rules Pertaining to eDiscovery in California

The Rules of Court, Black Letter law and 2013 Case Law pertaining to the electronic discovery landscape have evolved and changed at a lightning pace. TERIS’ latest CLE approved (general and ethics) seminar New & Newer Rules: Pertaining to eDiscovery in California is coming up next Thursday, May 16th, 2013 in Palo Alto, CA. This seminar will…

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