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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.

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.”

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.

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.

UnitedLex Acquires Data Science, Analytics, and Investigations Team from Paul Hastings

According to DSAI Team Leader Tom Barnett as reported by Artificial Lawyer, “It’s an incredible opportunity to realize the full potential of what we started during a time when most law firms were not even thinking about – let alone developing – AI and machine learning technology to solve legal problems. We will now be in a position to expand the model to serve legal departments and law firms worldwide.”

From Critical Infrastructure to Calamity Avoidance: Two Important Cyberspace Solarium Commission Reports on Cybersecurity

According to the recently published Cyberspace Solarium Commission report “Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic,” the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the challenge of ensuring resilience and continuity in a connected world. Many of the effects of this new breed of crisis can be significantly ameliorated through advance preparations that yield resilience, coherence, and focus as it spreads rapidly through the entire system, stressing everything from emergency services and supply chains to basic human needs and mental health. The pandemic produces cascading effects and high levels of uncertainty. It has undermined normal policymaking processes and, in the absence of the requisite preparedness, has forced decision-makers to craft hasty and ad hoc emergency responses.

California AG Submits Proposed Regulations for Approval Under the CCPA

“As our lives increasingly move online, our data privacy becomes more important than ever. The California Consumer Privacy Act, which gives consumers choice and control over personal information in the marketplace, is game-changing and historic,” said Attorney General Becerra. “Our regulations provide businesses and individuals with guidance on how to protect that choice and boost transparency, while continuing to unleash innovation. Businesses have had since January 1 to comply with the law, and we are committed to enforcing it starting July 1.”

Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs? Updated DOJ Criminal Division Guidance

The updated guidance document on corporate compliance from the Department of Justice sets forth topics that the Criminal Division has frequently found relevant in evaluating corporate compliance programs. The information shared in the guidance may be beneficial for legal, business, and information technology professionals in the eDiscovery ecosystem as they consider audits, investigations, and litigation in the area of corporate compliance.

A Cybersecurity Self Check? Medical Facilities Best Practice Test Criteria for Article 32 GDPR

According to the publishers, this paper is an aid to quickly checking your own security with regard to the availability of your own data processing within the meaning of Article 32 GDPR. The scope includes both the non-public as well as the public area. The work was created in a collaboration between the Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision (BayLDA) and the Bavarian State Commissioner for Data Protection (BayLfD). 

A Competitive Advantage? FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Guidelines for Evaluating Vertical Mergers

According to FTC Chairman Joe Simons, “The new Guidelines reflect our...

Morae Acquires Legal Management Consultancy Janders Dean

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

eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments in Q2 2020

From UnitedLex to Onna, ComplexDiscovery findings, data points, and tracking information...

An Irish Update: DPC Ireland Publishes GDPR Regulatory Activity Report

The purpose of this two-year assessment is to provide a wider-angled...

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...

Constrained Acceleration? The Summer 2020 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

Since January 2016, 2,089 individual responses to eighteen quarterly eDiscovery Business...

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...

Morae Acquires Legal Management Consultancy Janders Dean

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

eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments in Q2 2020

From UnitedLex to Onna, ComplexDiscovery findings, data points, and tracking information...

Mitratech Acquires CMPG Risk Solutions

According to the announcement, with the inclusion of enterprise and vendor...

Onna Raises $27M in Series B Funding

"Since we first invested in Onna last year, Slack deployed their...

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...