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

From cyber operations to pricing data points on eDiscovery, the February 2020 edition of the Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery newsletter provides a selection of recent and relevant articles and research shared to update legal, information technology, and business professionals on the art and science of eDiscovery.

Three Rules-of-Thumb: FTC Highlights New HSR Thresholds

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced the new HSR thresholds, which will become effective on February 27, 2020. As shared directly by the FTC, the following three rules-of-thumb should help parties determine the relevant thresholds and any resulting reporting obligations that apply based on when the filing is made, when the transaction closes, and when the thresholds adjust.

From Strategy to the X-Road®: Considering Cybersecurity Through the Lens of Estonia

Provided in this post is a compilation of informational article extracts that may be helpful for those seeking to learn more about cybersecurity and how it is approached from strategy and vision to interoperability and architecture by one of the most digitally-advanced and cybersecurity-savvy countries in the world, Estonia.

The Intersection of International Law and Cyber Operations: An Interactive Cyber Law Toolkit

The Cyber Law Toolkit is a dynamic interactive web-based resource for legal professionals who work with matters at the intersection of international law and cyber operations. At its heart, the Toolkit currently consists of 14 hypothetical scenarios. Each scenario contains a description of cyber incidents inspired by real-world examples, accompanied by detailed legal analysis. The aim of the analysis is to examine the applicability of international law to the scenarios and the issues they raise. The Toolkit was formally launched on 28 May 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Chinese Military Personnel Charged with Equifax Hacking

“This was a deliberate and sweeping intrusion into the private information of the American people,” said Attorney General William P. Barr, who made the announcement. “Today, we hold PLA hackers accountable for their criminal actions, and we remind the Chinese government that we have the capability to remove the Internet’s cloak of anonymity and find the hackers that nation repeatedly deploys against us. Unfortunately, the Equifax hack fits a disturbing and unacceptable pattern of state-sponsored computer intrusions and thefts by China and its citizens that have targeted personally identifiable information, trade secrets, and other confidential information.”

A Research Roll-Up: Ten Reports on the Business of eDiscovery in 2019

As part of its coverage of the business of eDiscovery, ComplexDiscovery regularly reports on key business spheres of interest including business confidence, pricing, predictive coding technologies, market size, and investment activities. Provided for your reference are selected report descriptions and links to core reports published in 2019 by ComplexDiscovery relating to key eDiscovery business spheres of interest.

HaystackID Announces Recapitalization

“We are exceptionally pleased with the growth of HaystackID and delighted to continue our support and investment in Hal Brooks and his team as they continue to focus on addressing customer needs with superior services,” shared HaystackID Board Member Mike Bryant, Partner at Knox Capital. “We are also thrilled to work with Quad-C and look forward to benefiting from their deep industry and investment expertise as we seek to quicken HaystackID’s growth pace and expand its growth path.”

A 2020 Look at eDiscovery Collection: Task, Spend, and Cost Data Points

Based on the complexity of data and legal discovery, it is a continual challenge to understand the relationships, opportunities, and costs of specific eDiscovery tasks. With this challenge in mind and to provide information and context for discussions about the eDiscovery task of collection, the following updated collection-centric task, spend, and cost data points may be beneficial for legal, business, and IT professionals considering the economics of eDiscovery.

A 2020 Look at eDiscovery Processing: Task, Spend, and Cost Data Points

Based on the complexity of data and legal discovery, it is a continual challenge to understand the relationships, opportunities, and costs of specific eDiscovery tasks. With this challenge in mind and to provide information and context for discussions about the eDiscovery task of processing, the following updated processing-centric task, spend, and cost data points may be beneficial for legal, business, and IT professionals considering the economics of eDiscovery.