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EY to Acquire Pangea3 Business from Thomson Reuters

EY and Thomson Reuters today announced an agreement for the acquisition of the Thomson Reuters Pangea3 Legal Managed Services (LMS) business by various firms in the EY network. The acquisition will greatly enhance EY technology-enabled legal managed services in the three core areas of contract lifecycle management, regulatory risk and compliance, and investigations and litigation.

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Epiq Acquires Canadian-Based H&A eDiscovery

Epiq announced today that it has acquired H&A eDiscovery, a leading Canadian eDiscovery and litigation support firm. H&A eDiscovery will immediately begin operating under the Epiq brand.  

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Sonasoft Signs LOI to Acquire Two AI Companies

Sonasoft Corp., a leader in innovative eDiscovery and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, has announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to acquire E-Connect Software, Inc. and OPtimAIze, Inc., along with all related interests and assets. E-Connect Software, Inc. is an AI consulting firm and OPtimAIze, Inc. is an AI company that specializes in artificial intelligence for information technology operations (AIOps).

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Law Enforcement, Digital Data, and Mobile Devices

In 2017, global mobile devices and connections grew to 8.6 billion, and it is estimated that global mobile device traffic will reach almost one zettabyte annually by 2022. These mobile-centric data points coupled with the fact that 85% of criminal investigations include some form of digital data highlight the importance for data and legal discovery practitioners to have a working understanding of how the global law enforcement community considers digital data and devices in their investigative efforts.

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Has Spring Sprung? The Spring 2019 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

This is the fourteenth quarterly eDiscovery business confidence survey conducted by ComplexDiscovery. Since January 2016, more than 1,268 individual responses to the survey have been received from legal, business, and technology professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem. As your opinion is important in helping form a complete picture of the business confidence of those operating in the eDiscovery ecosystem, please do take the time to complete this short, anonymized survey as the results help all professionals in the eDiscovery ecosystem better understand the industry’s current state of data and legal discovery business confidence.

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Utah: A Leader in Digital Privacy

Utah Gov. Herbert signed off this week on a bill that positions Utah as the state with the strongest data privacy laws in the country when it comes to law enforcement accessing electronic information. The bill, HB57, establishes that a warrant must be secured before law enforcement may access electronic data held by a third party, thus protecting information passed to a third party such as Dropbox or Google Drive.

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European Parliament Approves New Copyright Rules for the Internet

The European Parliament has given final approval to the Copyright Directive, a controversial package of legislation designed to update copyright law in Europe for the internet age. The Copyright Directive has been in the works for more than two years and has been the subject of heavy lobbying from technology giants, copyright holders, and digital rights activists.

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The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018: Four Educational Extracts

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a broad-based law protecting information that identifies California residents, will take effect in 2020. The law includes detailed disclosure requirements, provides individuals with extensive rights to control how their personal information is used, imposes statutory fines and creates a private right of action. It is expected to dramatically alter the way U.S.-based companies process data.

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[Legal Education Webcast] Anatomy of an International Investigation: Planning, Politics, Privacy, and Technologies

This expert presentation led by international investigations expert Jeremy Burdge of Hogan Lovells will present actionable considerations for auditors, investigators, and litigators as they navigate the planning requirements, political and people issues, privacy laws, and the technologies available to identify and shape positive investigation outcomes in international venues.