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Russia, Runet, and Internet Independence

In a sensational test of technological independence, Russia is making plans to cut off its internet from the rest of the world, with a giant ‘unplugging’ experiment that will affect over 100 million Russian internet users. The contentious plan is expected to be enshrined in law soon, and although nobody knows just when the great unplugging will take place, it should happen imminently.

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Federal Judges Surveyed on eDiscovery

In the 5th Annual Federal Judges Survey, we hear from close to 1 in 5 of the federal judiciary on their perspective and practices around e-discovery. The results show that more than anything else, having a defined, repeatable, and defensible e-discovery practice is crucial for any e-discovery practitioner; they cannot rely on judges to be active discovery managers and guide their process.

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Considering The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 creates sweeping new requirements concerning the collection, maintenance, and tracking of information for both employees or customers who are residents of California. Companies with employees or customers in California need to take stock of the information they are processing that could qualify as “personal information” for California residents, and they need to begin establishing mechanisms for compliance before the end of 2019.

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XDD Acquires QUiVX eDiscovery

Xact Data Discovery announces the acquisition of QUiVX’s forensics, review and eDiscovery services. QUiVX, an agile eDiscovery company based in northern California, will continue to operate its paper discovery business under the QUiVX brand.

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Research Replay: Norton Rose Fulbright Releases 2018 Litigation Trends Annual Survey

Released in November 2018, Norton Rose Fulbright’s 2018 Litigation Trends Annual Survey highlighted a decrease in the number of lawsuits commenced against survey corporate counsel respondent companies over the last year. However, the survey also noted that the growing international nature of many business operations has caused a spike in conflicts related to countries’ differing discovery and data protection laws and regulations.

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Infinnium Launches To Redefine How Organizations Interact With Data

Infinnium, a software company that develops solutions to improve information management and business decision-making through effective use of the latest artificial intelligence technology, announces its official launch today. Infinnium aims to redefine the way organizations interact with data to generate actionable intelligence, improving information management, information governance and regulatory and privacy compliance.

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Selecting TAR Software and Service Providers?

Technology Assisted Review (TAR) is useful for many tasks within the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), with one of its central applications being its use in determining the relevancy of documents in the review stage of eDiscovery in support of document production obligations. To engage in the management of this important workflow, the producing party needs access to TAR software and the decision on what software to use goes hand-in-hand with the service provider selection.

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The Cost of Cookies in Bavaria: A Data Protection Authority Audit

The Data Protection Authority (DPA) of the German state of Bavaria announced it was considering fining a number of companies under the GDPR for their website cookie practices. The Bavarian DPA’s action potentially signals that cookies, user tracking, and online advertising are not a ‘tech industry issue,’ but instead a priority issue for companies irrespective of their industry – and one that can carry GDPR fine risk.

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Luminance Raises $10M From Existing Investors

Luminance, the leading artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession, has raised $10m from existing investors Invoke Capital, Talis Capital and Slaughter and May, valuing the company at $100m. The funds will be used to support Luminance’s recent product expansion and global growth, with the company now having four offerings, five global offices and over 70 employees since launching in 2016.

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Visionaries, Street Sweepers, and Product Management

Visionary product managers will often aim to influence the development cycle in ways that end up being detrimental to the process. Startups don’t need a visionary product manager. They need someone who appreciates their role as a street sweeper, prioritizes well, embraces what they don’t know, and invests in relationships.

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