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.
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.
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.”
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.”
From countering ransomware to predictive coding and packaged services, the September 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 cybersecurity, information governance, and eDiscovery professionals on cyber, data, and legal discovery.
According to the announcement, under the terms of the agreement, Magnet Forensics’ U.S. affiliate will acquire DME for up-front cash consideration of $6,750,000 plus a $2,250,000 earn out over two years based on the achievement of certain integration-focused targets. Magnet Forensics will retain all of DME’s current employees, including its current management team.
According to Laurie Chamberlin, Head of Professional Recruitment and Solutions North America at the Adecco Group, “The combination of Consilio and Special Counsel’s legal solutions business was truly complementary, with both organizations being highly regarded for the long-standing client relationships, excellent service experience, and deep market expertise.”
According to Kevin Babcock, Director of Security Engineering at Everlaw, “Providing a fast, highly secure and modern collaboration solution that meets the critical needs of government agencies is of the utmost importance to us. Our move to AWS GovCloud (US) allows our federal clients to confidently use our solution, knowing that their information is protected by the highest cloud security standards.”
Increased interest in levels of M&A activity resulted in the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) publishing of monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for August 2021 and noted 369 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any month of August between FY 2010 and FY 2021. It is also the second-highest number of reported transactions in any month since October 2010.
According to the announcement, the aim of the new data adequacy partnership planning is to move quickly and creatively to develop global partnerships which will make it easier for UK organizations to exchange data with important markets and fast-growing economies. These new partnerships will build on the existing 42 adequacy arrangements the UK has in place with countries around the world.