Archive for December 2013

Failing to Investigate Facebook posts can be Risky to Attorneys

The popularity of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter makes them instrumental when it comes to eDiscovery. However, the sheer mass of data that can be collected from user profiles may cause attorneys to avoid investigating social media posts. Any evidence gathered must be relevant to the case in order for judges to allow…

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3 Reasons to Outsource Your eDiscovery

There are three main reasons why in-house litigation support can’t always cut the mustard: cost, technological capability and risk level. Although e-discovery has come a long way since Zubulake and Morgan Stanley, it takes a sophisticated litigation support team to keep up with this rapidly changing field. For most companies, that means bringing in an outside…

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5 Reasons Why Information Governance Compliance Is Critical to General Counsel

Information governance, or IG, is the effective management of any information that an enterprise creates, stores or transmits, particularly in digital format. This includes the project on the office desktop to the work email that’s accessed from a personal mobile device. Having a successful IG plan in place can be a tremendous benefit to any…

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6 Predictions For Social Media Law in 2014

As 2013 draws to a close, it’s a good idea to take a look back at some of the major trends in social media law over the past 12 months and use them as a possible predictor for what 2014 may hold in store. 1. Precedent-Setting Cases Continue  Since social media is relatively new—Facebook just…

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The 10 Rules of Proper Information Governance in Corporations

When taking a hard look at policies for information governance, corporations need to follow a certain set of metrics for the most comprehensive approach toward Big Data management. This includes not just last month’s transactions but also today’s emails, last year’s social media posts and even a strategy for the files sunk fathoms into deep…

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