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An Irish Update: DPC Ireland Publishes GDPR Regulatory Activity Report

The purpose of this two-year assessment is to provide a wider-angled lens through which to assess the work of the Data Protection Commission (DPC) since the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); in particular, to examine wider datasets and annual trends to see what patterns can be identified.

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Constrained Acceleration? The Summer 2020 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

Since January 2016, 2,089 individual responses to eighteen quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence surveys have been received from legal, business, and technology professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem. This summer survey will provide important insight into the business confidence of executive leaders, operational managers, and tactical execution professionals as we collectively seek to understand the continuing impact of the current global COVID-19 pandemic on the business of eDiscovery.

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Nineteen and Nine: The 2020 Chambers Litigation Support Guide

The 2020 Chambers Litigation Support Guide is a comprehensive guide to the leading professional services providers in key markets worldwide. Compiled annually by Chambers and Partners, this year’s guide recognizes nineteen U.S. eDiscovery litigation support providers and nine U.S. eDiscovery lawyers.

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A Summer Treat for the eDiscovery Ecosystem? AWS Announces General Availability of AWS Snowcone

“Thousands of our customers have found AWS Snowball devices to be ideal for collecting data and running applications in remote and harsh environments. Since 2015, customer use of Snowball devices has greatly increased, as has their need for an even smaller device with even greater portability,” said Bill Vass, VP of Storage, Automation and Management Services, AWS. “With more applications running at the edge for an expanding range of use cases, like analyzing IoT sensor data and machine learning inference, AWS Snowcone makes it easier to collect, store, pre-process, and transfer data from harsh environments with limited space to AWS for more intensive processing.”

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Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for June 2020

From collection market size updates to cloud outsourcing guidelines, the June 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.

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Cloudy Considerations? ESMA Draft Guidelines on Outsourcing to Cloud Service Providers

According to the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) Chair, Steven Maijoor, cloud outsourcing can bring benefits to firms and their customers, for example, reduced costs and enhanced operational efficiency and flexibility. Cloud outsourcing also raises important challenges and risks that need to be properly addressed, particularly in relation to data protection and information security. Financial markets participants should be careful that they do not become overly reliant on their cloud services providers. They also need to closely monitor the performance and the security measures of their cloud service provider and make sure that they are able to exit cloud outsourcing arrangements as and when necessary.

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Onna Raises $27M in Series B Funding

“Since we first invested in Onna last year, Slack deployed their platform because it was the most robust, modern, easy-to-use eDiscovery product we evaluated — and it worked seamlessly in Slack. Our IT and legal teams love how easy it is to connect new information sources without having to learn complicated query languages,” said Jason Spinell, Director of the Slack Fund. “With this additional investment in Onna, we look forward to helping them realize their vision of building a knowledge integration platform that brings together all of a company’s sources of content, directly inside Slack.”

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A Matter of Opinion? An EDPS View on the European Data Strategy

According to the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) in his recent opinion on the European Data Strategy, the predominant business model of the digital economy is characterized by an unprecedented concentration of data in the hands of a handful of powerful players, based outside the EU, and wide-scale pervasive tracking. The EDPS goes on to share that he strongly believes that one of the most important objectives of the European Data Strategy should be to prove the viability and sustainability of an alternative data economy model – open, fair, and democratic.

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Home or Away? New eDiscovery Collection Market Sizing and Pricing Considerations

One of the key home (onsite) or away (remote) decisions that business, legal, and IT professionals in the eDiscovery ecosystem are currently having to consider is how they plan for and execute the eDiscovery task of collection in today’s pandemeconomically-impacted new world. From adjusted market sizing to selected task pricing, the following update provides context and considerations that may be helpful for eDiscovery decision-makers as they consider the critical eDiscovery task of collection during 2020.

XDD Acquires LightSpeed Legal

According to David Moran, XDD President, and COO, “As we continue...

Shifting Gears? eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results – Summer 2020

This is the nineteenth quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey conducted by...

A Pillar of Empowerment? Evaluating and Reviewing GDPR Data Protection

The general view is that two years after it started to...

Connecting the Dots: Considering eDiscovery from Initiators to Ecosystem

From a macro perspective, connecting the dots in eDiscovery is to...

A Running List: Top 100+ eDiscovery Providers

Based on a compilation of research from analyst firms and industry...

The eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide – 2020 Edition (Andrew Haslam)

Authored by industry expert Andrew Haslam, the eDisclosure Buyers Guide continues...

The Race to the Starting Line? Recent Secure Remote Review Announcements

Not all secure remote review offerings are equal as the apparent...

Enabling Remote eDiscovery? A Snapshot of DaaS

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) providers are becoming important contributors to...

Home or Away? New eDiscovery Collection Market Sizing and Pricing Considerations

One of the key home (onsite) or away (remote) decisions that...

Revisions and Decisions? New Considerations for eDiscovery Secure Remote Reviews

One of the key revision and decision areas that business, legal,...

A Macro Look at Past and Projected eDiscovery Market Size from 2012 to 2024

From a macro look at past estimations of eDiscovery market size...

An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2019-2024 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

While the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for worldwide eDiscovery software...

Shifting Gears? eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results – Summer 2020

This is the nineteenth quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey conducted by...

A Matter of Pricing? A Running Update of Semi-Annual eDiscovery Pricing Survey Responses

First administered in December of 2018 and conducted four times during...

A Pandemeconomic Indicator? Summer 2020 eDiscovery Pricing Survey Results

Based on the complexity of data and legal discovery, it is...

COVID-19 Constrained? The Impact of Six Issues on the Business of eDiscovery

In the spring of 2020, 51.2% of respondents viewed budgetary constraints...

XDD Acquires LightSpeed Legal

According to David Moran, XDD President, and COO, “As we continue...

XDD Acquires RVM

According to XDD CEO Bob Polus, “Merging forces with RVM further...

Ipro Acquires NetGovern

According to Dean Brown, CEO at Ipro Tech, “We are thrilled...

Morae Acquires Legal Management Consultancy Janders Dean

According to Janders Dean founder Justin North, "Now more than ever,...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for June 2020

From collection market size updates to cloud outsourcing guidelines, the June...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for May 2020

From review market sizing revisions to pandemeconomic pricing, the May 2020...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for April 2020

From business confidence to the boom of Zoom, the April 2020...

Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery for March 2020

From business continuity considerations to cybersecurity attacks, the March 2020 edition...