As we continue to embrace technology in our daily life and work, it is highly likely that digital forensic experts and their forensic reports will become increasingly important to litigation. Legal case evidence in the form of digital artifacts in the modern age sometimes necessitates digital forensics as such evidence is not readily accessible for use in legal arguments.
According to Chris McCurdy, Vice President and General Manager, IBM Security, “Higher data breach costs are yet another added expense for businesses in the wake of rapid technology shifts during the pandemic. While data breach costs reached a record high over the past year, the report also showed positive signs about the impact of modern security tactics, such as AI, automation and the adoption of a zero trust approach – which may pay off in reducing the cost of these incidents further down the line.”
According to the report prepared by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and Pagefreezer, most organizations’ Information Governance (IG) programs are in the early or intermediate stage of development and are clearly still evolving. Content management is decentralized across business units in most organizations and very few have automated data retention processes.
In the summer of 2021, 63.3% of survey respondents felt that revenue in the next sixth months will be higher than today. This percentage is considerably higher than sentiment on this metric in the spring of 2021 (52.0%) and represents increasing optimism. This is also the highest percentage of respondents believing revenue will be higher in the next sixth months since the inception of the survey in the winter of 2016.
From considerations for cyber insurance and malware to eDiscovery business confidence and assessments, the July 2021 edition of the Five Great Reads on Cyber, Data, and Legal Discovery newsletter provides a selection of recent research, reports, and articles to update and inform legal, business, and information technology professionals on cybersecurity and eDiscovery.
In the summer of 2021, 24.4% of respondents viewed increasing types of data as potentially having the greatest business impact on their business in the next six months. This percentage is the highest of all concerns represented in the summer 2021 survey. This percentage is also the second-highest rating in the area of increasing types of data concerns since the inception of the survey in the winter of 2016.
Chambers Litigation Support 2021 USA is a comprehensive guide to the leading professional services providers in the United States of America. In the area of eDiscovery, the guide, published by the world’s leading provider of legal research and analysis, Chambers and Partners, highlights twenty leading firms and nine leading individuals supporting the USA.
From ransomware remediation to incident response, this webcast presentation will highlight cutting-edge data discovery technologies and proven document review services to support the detection, identification, review, and notification processes required by law after sensitive data-related breaches and disclosure.
Vipul Rajpara, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, “Legal hold is one of the most complex areas of the eDiscovery process, particularly in today’s remote work environment where there are massive amounts of distributed information that needs to be tracked, managed, and monitored. Given the growing number of pre-litigation triggers, it’s essential to make this process more user-friendly and efficient. The expansion of Casepoint Legal Discovery’s integrated legal hold solution gives customers a significantly streamlined and flexible pathway to meet these challenges.”
In the summer of 2021, 80 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey participants chose to answer at least one of the optional business operational metric survey questions in the quarterly survey. 38.8% 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.