Posts by Josh Markarian

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Overview

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives customers extensive new rights protecting their personal information. Under the new regulations business will need to publicly disclose their data sharing and privacy practices and give them the option to have their data cleared. One goal of this is to clear away unsolicited marketing and allow consumers the…

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Controlling Your Data: Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is technology that aids in converting paper based documents, images and large volume repositories into electronically searchable and archival data. OCR can work with both hard copy data and digital information helping reviewers and teams boost visibility and control over their data.

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Primer on Dark Data

Dark Data is all of the “non conventional” sources for data that are commonly overlooked in discovery. Dark data can be unstructured and a lot of the time can be a daunting unstructured repository of information assets. These types of data are similar to big data and are also a part of the bigger whole…

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“Tagged” Social Media Photos are Within Scope of Discovery NY Appeal Court Ruling

In Vasquez-Santos v. Mathew, 8210NIndex 158793/13 (N.Y. App. Div. Jan. 24, 2019), the New York Appellate Division, First Department panel “unanimously reversed” an order by the Supreme Court, New York County last June that denied the defendant’s motion to compel access by a third-party data mining company to plaintiff’s devices, email accounts, and social media accounts, so as to obtain photographs and other evidence of plaintiff engaging in physical activities and granted the defendant’s motion.

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5 Trending Legal Buzzwords You Should Know

Every year people continue to find new ways to communicate simple ideas and as technology and business continue to overlap and blur there will be only an increase of these technical buzzwords in the space being more frequently used. Here are a few of the most talked about terms at their base value. Internet of…

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eDiscovery News: Missouri is Amending their Discovery Rules

On Thompson Coburn’s site (What you need to know about Missouri’s updated discovery rules), the author notes that Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed into law Senate Bill 224, which limit the scope of discovery and address electronically stored information (ESI) for the first time. Changes attempt to bring Missouri’s discovery rules closer to the Federal…

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Information Governance in the Cloud: 9 Trends To Watch

By now, it’s clear to the majority of businesses that information governance and cloud computing together to represent the wave of the future when it comes to data management as well as e-discovery. Yet, with technology changing faster than anyone can really keep up with, how can organizations be sure they’re making the strategically correct…

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Leveraging a Searchable Discovery Repository for Serial Custodians

Eliminate redundant data processing and document review with a searchable data repository that can be repurposed across multiple ediscovery projects. When dealing with ongoing matters, serial custodians and repeat clients whose data is relevant across multiple cases utilizing a searchable esi data repository can cut the time, cost and mitigate risk with a defensible process.…

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Database Migration in eDiscovery

Data migration is the process of moving data from one location to another, one format to another, or one application to another. This can result from implementing a new system, storing the data in a new location, or merging with another company. However there can be a whole new beast of eDiscovery problems that occur…

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