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.”

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

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.

Magnet Forensics Acquires DME Forensics

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.

Consilio to Acquire Legal Consulting and eDiscovery Business Units of Special Counsel from Adecco

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.”

Everlaw Moves to AWS GovCloud (US)

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.”

Extreme Heat? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Transaction Update (August 2021)

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.

UK Unveils Post-Brexit Global Data Plans

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.

From Russia (and China) with Love? The UK National Cyber Security Centre Annual Review

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New Federal Government Cybersecurity Incident and Vulnerability Response Playbooks

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A Surge in Cybercriminality? The Annual ENISA Threat Landscape Report – 9th Edition

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Considering Zero Trust? November 2021 Cyber Events Report from NATO CCDCOE

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A Long Runway? KLDiscovery Files for Initial Public Offering

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Modus Secures Working Capital Facility from J.P. Morgan

According to Steven Horan, Chairman, and CEO of Modus, “Having the...

Driven and Innovative Discovery Merge

According to the announcement, Silver Oak Services Partners, a private equity...

Smarsh Acquires Digital Safe Product Line from Micro Focus

According to Smarsh CEO Brian Cramer, “Solving the sophisticated archiving, compliance...

An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2021-2026 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

From market retraction in 2020 to resurgence in 2021, the worldwide...

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

From worldwide eDiscovery market sizing and discovery intelligence to cybersecurity playbooks...

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

From artificial intelligence and predictive coding to eDiscovery business confidence and...

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...

Alternative Reality? Winter 2022 eDiscovery Pricing Survey Results

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Calm Before the Storm? Eighteen Observations on eDiscovery Business Confidence in the Fall of 2021

In the fall of 2021, 71.2% of survey respondents felt that...

Help Wanted? Issues Impacting eDiscovery Business Performance: A Fall 2021 Overview

In the fall of 2021, 27.4% of respondents viewed lack of...

Harvest Time? eDiscovery Operational Metrics in the Fall of 2021

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