Since January 2016, 2,189 individual responses to nineteen quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence surveys have been received from legal, business, and technology professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem. This fall 2020 survey will provide important insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the field of eDiscovery.
According to the recently published EDPB guidelines on the targeting of social media users, the term “targeter” is used to designate natural or legal persons that use social media services in order to direct specific messages at a set of social media users on the basis of specific parameters or criteria. What sets targeters apart from other social media users is that they select their messages and/or their intended audience according to the perceived characteristics, interests, or preferences of the individuals concerned, a practice which is sometimes also referred to as “micro-targeting.” Targeters can engage in targeting to advance commercial, political, or other interests.
Published originally on Independence Day in Estonia, the vision and concept paper “#KrattAI: The Next Stage of Digital Public Services in #eEstonia” highlights one country’s practical vision for how public services should digitally work in the age of artificial intelligence. Released by the Republic of Estonia GCIO Office and authored by the Government CIO, CDO, and CTO, the paper presents commentary and considerations for the problems, business challenges, and technological challenges involved integrating AI into public services. The vision and concepts shared may be useful for data discovery and legal discovery professionals as they consider plans, projects, and programs relating to the practical application of AI in their infrastructures and offerings.
Today’s eDiscovery providers may benefit from the lessons learned in the creation of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album by creating a concept for branding and packaging their offerings within that brand in a connected, theme-based way that represents the offerings’ promise and capability in a way that is easy to understand and remember.
According to Johannes Stiehler, CEO of ayfie Group AS, “This acquisition is a perfect fit for us because it will both extend our reach in one of our core geographies and strengthen our competence center in Oslo. By bringing together Haive’s and ayfie’s customer bases and market insights, we can deliver even more relevant solutions to both our clients.”
Given the chilling effect of COVID on the business of eDiscovery in 2020, many individuals and organizations are interested in the impact of current pandemeconomic conditions on essential audit, investigation, and litigation drivers for legal discovery. One of those drivers is the need for eDiscovery support in FTC and DOJ Second Request investigations. As Second Requests are driven from HSR Act mandated merger transaction reviews, the following HSR Act filing information and comparisons may be helpful for understanding current trends and potential trajectories driving the need for Second Requests.
“Integro and Innovative Discovery’s services and solutions are highly complementary. Our respective customers will be able to take advantage of greatly expanded skillsets and service offerings now that two of the most respected companies in the industry have joined forces,” noted Scott Burt, CEO of Integro, in today’s press announcement.
According to NIST in its recently published paper on forensic science challenges and the cloud, “Cloud computing has revolutionized the methods by which digital data is stored, processed, and transmitted.” The paper goes on to highlight that, “One of the most daunting new challenges is how to perform digital forensics in various types of cloud computing environments. The challenges associated with conducting forensics in different cloud deployment models, which may cross geographic or legal boundaries, have become an issue.” The complete paper, NIST Cloud Computing Forensic Science Challenges, published in August of 2020, aggregates, categorizes, and discusses the forensics challenges faced by experts when responding to incidents that have occurred in a cloud-computing ecosystem.
“Our ExpoCom offers a guaranteed opportunity to renew relationships with far-flung friends and clients and to create new meaningful connections and brand awareness in the midst of our virtual pandemic world”, said Mary Mack, CISSP, CEO, and chief legal technologist at EDRM. “We are humbled and excited by the immediate support and enthusiasm of our partners and sponsors, like Hal Brooks and HaystackID and Doug Austin. Great partners make the magic happen for the entire community and we are very grateful.”
From predictive coding and artificial intelligence to antitrust investigations and malware, the August 2020 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.