From cloud forensics and cyber defense to social media and surveys, the September 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.
The Federal Trade Commission, with the support of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, recently proposed changes to the rules governing merger notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act). The revisions would require investment funds to report additional information and would exempt certain minority acquisitions from the reporting requirements, including acquisitions of 10% or less of an issuer’s voting securities by activist investors.
According to John Beveridge, writing for Small Caps, Macquarie holds a massive 65% of Nuix on its own balance sheet and looks set to make a massive profit compared to its original cost for the stake. Those who have attended investor roadshows for the float which were led by Nuix chief executive Rod Vawdrey, said the company has revenue for the year ending on June 30 above $176 million.
“Estonia is a cyber country of excellence with a robust cyber defensive system in terms of technology and people. Given their deep expertise, I believe they will have substantial lessons to share, which will be enormously helpful in finding efficiencies in our science and technology efforts while understanding how best to defend against cyber warfare,” said Robert Kimball, the C5ISR Center’s senior research scientist for cyber security. Kimball also noted Estonia is home to the NATO Cyber Defense Center and Cyber Range.
Since January 2016, 2,189 individual responses to nineteen quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence surveys have been received from legal, business, and technology professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem. This fall 2020 survey will provide important insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the field of eDiscovery.
While an understanding of decisions from definitions and elements to cornerstones and classifications is important, ultimately, for any decision to be optimally implemented, it is important to give those who have decision making accountability and responsibility the authority and control to make decisions.
According to the recently published EDPB guidelines on the targeting of social media users, the term “targeter” is used to designate natural or legal persons that use social media services in order to direct specific messages at a set of social media users on the basis of specific parameters or criteria. What sets targeters apart from other social media users is that they select their messages and/or their intended audience according to the perceived characteristics, interests, or preferences of the individuals concerned, a practice which is sometimes also referred to as “micro-targeting.” Targeters can engage in targeting to advance commercial, political, or other interests.
HSR Act-driven Second Request responses require an uncommon balance of understanding, expertise, and experience to successfully deliver certified compliant responses. Recent FTC and DOJ updates, coupled with the increasing velocity of requests, make current expertise more crucial than ever in this unique discovery area. In this presentation, expert investigation, eDiscovery, and M&A panelists will present updates and considerations for managing Second Request responses to include tactics, techniques, and lessons learned from fourteen recent responses.
Published originally on Independence Day in Estonia, the vision and concept paper “#KrattAI: The Next Stage of Digital Public Services in #eEstonia” highlights one country’s practical vision for how public services should digitally work in the age of artificial intelligence. Released by the Republic of Estonia GCIO Office and authored by the Government CIO, CDO, and CTO, the paper presents commentary and considerations for the problems, business challenges, and technological challenges involved integrating AI into public services. The vision and concepts shared may be useful for data discovery and legal discovery professionals as they consider plans, projects, and programs relating to the practical application of AI in their infrastructures and offerings.
Today’s eDiscovery providers may benefit from the lessons learned in the creation of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album by creating a concept for branding and packaging their offerings within that brand in a connected, theme-based way that represents the offerings’ promise and capability in a way that is easy to understand and remember.