Moving Forward? A Running Listing of eDiscovery Events in 2022

Based on research and tracking by ComplexDiscovery, this non-comprehensive planning list highlighting selected eDiscovery-related events, conferences, and meetings may be beneficial for individuals and organizations in the eDiscovery ecosystem evaluating sponsorship, support, and attendance plans for 2022.

[Legal Education Webcast] Going for the Gold? Mobile Elite Discovery and Analysis Lab for Mobile Devices

Companies poring over high-stakes investigations and litigation now have immediate access to a powerful new service to assist in identifying and analyzing digital clues from mobile devices through HaystackID’s Mobile Elite Discovery and Analysis Lab (MEDAL). In this on-demand educational presentation, digital forensics experts John Wilson and Rene Novoa share considerations for full-file system and physical extractions from both Android and iOS devices with HaystackID’s MEDAL service.

Beyond Foibles and Fatigue? The Use of Artificial Intelligence in eDiscovery

According to David Cohen, partner, Reed Smith LLP, and chair of EDRM’s project trustees, “There is so much hype about the use of AI in the legal field and whether it may even replace human lawyers. Many legal professionals, however, don’t really understand AI and its practical applications. This paper provides a concise and understandable introduction to AI, its current and future applications in litigation discovery and related ethical considerations.”

Harvest Time? eDiscovery Operational Metrics in the Fall of 2021

In the fall of 2021, 67 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey participants chose to answer at least one of the optional business operational metric survey questions in the quarterly survey. 47.0% of respondents reported increasing Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR). This is the highest percentage of respondents reporting MRR as increasing since the introduction of operational metric questions into the business confidence survey in the winter of 2019.

Hanzo Announces Preserve-In-Place Support for Slack eDiscovery

According to Brad Harris, VP of Product at Hanzo, “Preserving data in Slack gives enterprise legal teams the flexibility they need to balance risk and cost by limiting the copies of data. We take an approach that always seeks to empower the customer to control the amount of data they collect and reuse it across matters once collected which limits exposure from overcollection and redundant data.”

FTC Updates Model Second Request Introductory Guide

As highlighted in the September 28, 2021, blog post “Making the Second Request Process Both More Streamlined and More Rigorous During this Unprecedented Merger Wave” by the new director of the Bureau of Competition Holly Vedova, the FTC has been anticipating publishing a revision to the Model Second Request. The latest revision is now available for consideration and use by business, legal, and eDiscovery professionals involved in potential or actual Second Request investigations.

Unseasonably Hot? Fall 2021 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results

Since January 2016, 2,595 individual responses to twenty-four quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence surveys have been received from cybersecurity, information governance, and legal discovery professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem. These nonscientific quarterly surveys are designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the field of eDiscovery supporting cyber, data, and legal discovery tasks. 73 respondents shared their strongly optimistic opinions as part of the most recent survey.

Revisiting the Wild West? The eDiscovery Medicine Show

Just as bloodletting came to be considered unreasonable in the face of mounting scientific evidence, so too should certain common eDiscovery practices. According to information retrieval experts Maura Grossman, J.D., Ph.D., and Gordon Cormack, Ph.D., this situation will end only when eDiscovery technologies and tools are subject to testing using the methods of information retrieval.

Industry-First Remote Mobile Device Data Collection Solution from Cellebrite

According to Ken Basore, GM Enterprise Solutions at Cellebrite, “Corporate investigators are under serious pressure, now having to face the additional challenge of sourcing data to support cases from a geographically scattered hybrid workforce, who are using more devices and messaging services than ever before for professional communications. Today’s announcement underscores the strategic importance of Cellebrite’s cloud capabilities and our commitment to ensure enterprise investigators can adapt to a hybrid workforce.”

Visually Speaking? Hanzo Adds Visual Analyzer To Identify Relevant Slack Conversations Rapidly

According to Brad Harris, VP of Product at Hanzo, “This new feature is Hanzo’s first entry into visual analytics born from the work we did with The Sustainable Innovation Fund with Innovate UK grant. We’ve been building models to take complex data sets and extract value and meaning with visual context. When you have massive amounts of data, results in a simple grid view are tough to parse through to gain meaningful insights. From this foundational work, we’re looking forward to adding toolsets to help enterprises gain more intelligence about the content of their data, whether it’s PII or sentiment analysis.”

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

This Joint Cybersecurity Advisory from the CISA, FBI, and NSA provides...

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

According to a recently published report, the U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes...

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

Published by Comparitech, a pro-consumer website providing information, tools, reviews, and...

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

This draft document from NIST on a proposed secure software development...

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

There are many excellent resources for considering chronological and historiographical approaches...

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

While the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for worldwide eDiscovery software...

Resetting the Baseline? eDiscovery Market Size Adjustments for 2020

An unanticipated pandemeconomic-driven retraction in eDiscovery spending during 2020 has resulted...

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

From the interplay of digital forensics in eDiscovery to collecting online...

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

From remediating cyberattacks to eDiscovery pricing, the June 2021 edition of...

Harvest Time? eDiscovery Operational Metrics in the Fall of 2021

In the fall of 2021, 67 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey participants...

Unseasonably Hot? Fall 2021 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results

Since January 2016, 2,595 individual responses to twenty-four quarterly eDiscovery Business...

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...