According to HaystackID CEO Hal Brooks, “We are proud to once again be recognized as a worldwide Leader in eDiscovery services. As a pioneer of remote review, HaystackID has been operating remotely even long before the pandemic. We’re honored that our innovation in and vision for remote review has been recognized by the IDC MarketScape.”
According to Alex Martinez, CEO of First Legal, “Both First Legal and Redpoint are entrepreneurially minded, seeking to promote transparency, teamwork, integrity, and trust with the community we consider extended family. This is a union of people passionate to help others, and who won’t sit back and wait, but will charge forward into the future of technology with extreme commitment, candor, and the willingness to do whatever it takes to help our clients win.”
From litigation trends and legal tech investing to facial recognition and cybersecurity threats, the February 2021 edition of the Five Great Reads on eDiscovery newsletter provides a selection of recent research, reports, and articles to update and inform legal, business, and information technology professionals in the eDiscovery ecosystem.
The Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey is a non-scientific semi-annual survey designed to help provide a general understanding of the current application of predictive coding technologies, protocols, workflows, and uses by data discovery and legal discovery professionals.
According to Ryan O’Leary, senior research analyst, Legal, Risk, and Compliance Solutions at IDC, as highlighted in the public abstract of the newly published IDC eDiscovery services vendor assessment, “The eDiscovery services market has long been dominated by large office-centric review providers that were able to quickly scale up review and solve problems by throwing bodies at it. This was changing before the pandemic. The pandemic kicked the change into overdrive. Services providers need to be able to provide full forensic collections without sending resources onsite.”
Join ComplexDiscovery and the EDRM on the new social media platform, Clubhouse, for a weekly online forum highlighting dialogue, discussions, and debates on data and legal discovery research, reports, and recent developments.
Launched in early 2020 and currently with six million registered users and a valuation of one billion dollars, Clubhouse is a social media app that allows users to have “casual, drop-in audio conversations” with others. Currently accessible via invitation, Clubhouse provides unique communications opportunities and discovery challenges for data and legal discovery professionals in the eDiscovery ecosystem.
Released in February of 2021, Norton Rose Fulbright’s 16th Annual Litigation Trends Survey highlights up-to-date insight on key US dispute trends including the changes and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, in the areas of cybersecurity and data protection, the survey report notes that disputes have increased over the last several years, with 2020 being no exception. According to the survey report, 44 percent of respondents feel more exposed than they did 12 months prior and respondents report that past attacks have disrupted operations, with others sensing that their company size or industry makes them targets.
According to the recent article from European Digital Rights (EDRi), biometric surveillance dehumanizes us into lifeless bits of data, depriving us of our autonomy and the ability to express who we are. This is even more dangerous when applied to people who reach our countries escaping from violence, economic disasters, and environmental catastrophes. Meeting human beings with biometric surveillance technologies destroys our humanity.
According to Veristar company founder, CEO, and president Rick Avers, “We are excited to be joining forces with the outstanding Planet Data team. Acquiring the deep bench of litigation support professionals at Planet Data greatly enhances our current capabilities and positions Veristar for continued growth. We also are excited to leverage the powerful Exego platform and its proven track record of reducing client costs.”