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Government Investigations in E-Discovery

One of the biggest fears an organization faces is a government issued subpoena. This is NOT the point at which you should begin data collection as it is both costly and time consuming, because unlike traditional litigation there is no negotiation in the scope of discovery and prevention. At this point you have to consult…

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eDiscovery and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Technology is connecting our lives like never before due to countless Wi-Fi enabled gadgets and thousands of mobile applications. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the ever-increasing network of devices that have their own IP address; think about your phone, smartwatch, GPS, tablets, Google Glass etc. Devices that were once standalone such as the thermostat,…

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6 Security Steps To Take With Laptops, Smartphones, and Flash Drives

Laptops, smartphones, and flash drives save lawyers from packing heavy briefcases stuffed with paperwork. However, this convenience comes with a price — the security risks are substantial. According to William Quick, a sole practitioner in Clayton, MO who teaches and lectures on technology topics, “Identity theft is a mushrooming problem that Congress and the states…

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Considering eDiscovery Options? Understanding Time, Risk, and Cost

Balancing time, risk, and cost in the conduct of electronic discovery continues to be one of the greatest challenges faced by legal professionals today. Technology advances, laws which further define electronically stored information (ESI), and current economic conditions all serve to increase both the importance and complexity of meeting this challenge of “balance”.   With…

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eHarmony for Attorneys & Clients?

We came across this interesting company via Twitter – AttorneySync.com is an online marketing tool for lawyers. With AttorneySync, laywers receive contact information, in real-time, from potential clients actively searching for attorneys. Sounds like an interesting concept and application of Web 2.0 tools in the legal business development world. We will be anxiously tracking the…

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Primer on Data Encryption Part One: (Categorizing the Data)

Data encryption is no longer a luxury add on for law firms ; it’s a requirement. Yet without an effective plan in place, encryption will be incomplete and vulnerable to risk. Encryption methods and practices vary will vary based on the location of your data but we will highlight three location categories for your data: Know…

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Cell Phone Encryption: A Look at the Pros and Cons

  The topic of cell phone encryption is more common and talked about than ever before. Many individuals and companies alike are spending time thinking about whether or not it is a good idea to encrypt cell phones. Do the pros of encryption outweigh the potential cons, or vice versa? Sure, the information is protected…

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5 Important Legal Tech Trends

Change in the legal industry is undeniable and accelerating at a great pace. Historically, the legal industry is one of the later industries to adopt technologies but that seems to be changing. Not only is legal tech constant evolving but the amount of big data and different types of data have been on the rise…

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Personal Identifiable Information Risk On The Rise 2018

GDPR compliance will bring a business mental shift in 2018 – specifically, the impact on the perception of data as a commodity The GDPR deadline is now less than six months away, and businesses across the UK (as well as many more around the world) are currently working hard to prepare for it. This, as…

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