Integreon Releases Results of 2021 Regulatory Readiness Report

According to Integreon CEO Bob Rowe, “This year’s Report shed light on how US and UK corporations and law firms are coping with the tremendous challenges of regulatory readiness. Clearly corporations are still struggling to maintain regulatory compliance especially in light of static or inadequate resources. A combination of people, process and technology resources provided by law firms, ALSPs and software vendors are filling the gaps. Looking forward, issues like Brexit, Covid-related legislation, United States data privacy laws, and the LIBOR transition will all require corporations and their legal counsel to step up more.”

[Legal Education Webcast] Operationalizing Data Mapping: From Practices and Protocols to Proven Processes

Complex information governance challenges require a comprehensive and complete approach to understanding an organization’s data profile through the lenses of compliance, privacy, and litigation. Data mapping is a critical component of this understanding. The practices, protocols, and processes around this vital component can make the difference between an organization’s comfort or concern regarding its data profile.

[Legal Education Webcast] Optimizing Public Comment Management in Environmental Impact Projects

Managing public comment responses for environmental impact projects, rule changes, and permit applications requires the latest technology with comprehensive workflows to meet strict deadlines and detailed reporting requirements. In this presentation, industry eDiscovery experts will share how to streamline and optimize the labor-intensive process of accepting and resolving public feedback using Relativity coupled with innovative workflows.

The Digital Services Act: Transformational Digital Regulation from the European Commission

According to the European Commission, the Digital Services Act is a comprehensive set of new rules, which regulate the responsibilities of digital services. Together with the Digital Markets Act, it will create a safer digital space for users of digital services, protecting their fundamental rights online. The Acts will also create a level playing field so that digital businesses can grow within the single market and compete globally.

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.

Equifax to Pay $575 Million as Part of 2017 Data Breach Settlement

“Companies that profit from personal information have an extra responsibility to protect and secure that data,” said FTC Chairman Joe Simons. “Equifax failed to take basic steps that may have prevented the breach that affected approximately 147 million consumers. This settlement requires that the company take steps to improve its data security going forward, and will ensure that consumers harmed by this breach can receive help protecting themselves from identity theft and fraud.”

New Policy from DOJ to Incentivize Corporate Compliance

“The Antitrust Division is committed to rewarding corporate efforts to invest in and instill a culture of compliance,” said Assistant Attorney General Delrahim. “The Division’s Leniency Policy has long provided the ultimate credit for effective antitrust compliance programs. Beyond leniency, recently we have credited prospective compliance efforts at sentencing. Crediting compliance at charging is the next step in our continued efforts to deter antitrust violations and reward good corporate citizenship.”

Choosing a Cloud Provider for Business Innovation

Much of the discussion about cloud services remains focused on the needs of less-mature organizations and on technical rather than business considerations. Debate concentrates on whether to move to the cloud, which workloads are best to “lift and shift” from a cost, security and compliance perspective or how to avoid supplier lock-in, currently one of the biggest concerns when moving to the cloud.

Arbor Ridge Partners Advises H&A eDiscovery On Sale To Epiq

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our employees and our clients,” stated Oleh Hrycko, H&A eDiscovery President. “Arbor Ridge Partners’ experience and knowledge of the Litigation Support and eDiscovery industry was invaluable. They understood our particular goals and objectives and provided options that were spot on and with exceptional guidance, communication, and counsel.”

Joint Cybersecurity Advisory from the CISA, FBI, and NSA on BlackMatter Ransomware

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Keeping Secrets? Ransomware Trends in Bank Secrecy Act Data Between January 2021 and June 2021

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A Geographical Depiction: Ransomware Attacks in the United States Between 2018 and Today

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Recommendations for Mitigating the Risk of Software Vulnerabilities: NIST Secure Software Development Framework

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Consilio Completes Acquisition of Legal Consulting and eDiscovery Business Units of Special Counsel from Adecco

According to Andy Macdonald, CEO of Consilio, “Consilio’s acquisition of D4...

Cellebrite to Acquire Digital Clues

According to Cellebrite CEO Yossi Carmil, “We are pleased to announce...

iCONECT Acquires Ayfie Inspector Artificial Intelligence Codebase

According to Ian Campbell, CEO of iCONECT, “Direct access to the...

eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments in Q3 2021

From Ipro and Disco to Nuix and Lighthouse, the following findings,...

A New Era in eDiscovery? Framing Market Growth Through the Lens of Six Eras

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An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2020-2025 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

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Resetting the Baseline? eDiscovery Market Size Adjustments for 2020

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Home or Away? New eDiscovery Collection Market Sizing and Pricing Considerations

One of the key home (onsite) or away (remote) decisions that...

Five Great Reads on Cyber, Data, and Legal Discovery for September 2021

From countering ransomware to predictive coding and packaged services, the September...

Five Great Reads on Cyber, Data, and Legal Discovery for August 2021

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Five Great Reads on Cyber, Data, and Legal Discovery for July 2021

From considerations for cyber insurance and malware to eDiscovery business confidence...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for June 2021

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Harvest Time? eDiscovery Operational Metrics in the Fall of 2021

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Unseasonably Hot? Fall 2021 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results

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More Keepers? Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey – Fall 2021 Results

From the most prevalent predictive coding platforms to the least commonly...

Glowing Expectations? Eighteen Observations on eDiscovery Business Confidence in the Summer of 2021

In the summer of 2021, 63.3% of survey respondents felt that...