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Court of Justice of the European Union Addresses Search Engine De-Referencing in Landmark Ruling

The Court of Justice of the European Union concludes that, currently, there is no obligation under EU law, for a search engine operator who grants a request for de-referencing made by a data subject, as the case may be, following an injunction from a supervisory or judicial authority of a Member State, to carry out such a de-referencing on all the versions of its search engine.

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The Simplest Way to Talk About Location? An Answer in Three Words

what3words is a location technology company that is positioning itself as the simplest way to talk about location. The company is enabling people around the world to identify and share any precise location information using just three words. To do this, the company has taken the globe, divided it into a grid of 3m x 3m squares, and given each one of the 57 trillion squares a unique 3-word address. With a combination of its mapping app and traditional mapping providers, users can quickly identify current locations and their three-word address or find locations with just three words.

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U.S. Leadership in AI: A Plan from NIST

“The federal government can help the U.S. maintain its leadership in AI by working closely with our experts in industry and academia, investing in research, and engaging with the international standards community,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director Walter G. Copan. “This plan provides a path to ensure the federal government supports AI standards that are flexible and inclusive—and suited for a world of rapidly changing technologies and applications.”

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Fulfilling eDiscovery Backup Requests from Backup Storage?

Among the largest data targets for eDiscovery searches in most enterprises are backup data sets, which typically contain copies and versions of all key corporate data. Performing eDiscovery data searches on these enterprise backup data sets can be complex, time-consuming, and very costly. Enterprise data custodians struggle with balancing the demands of legal eDiscovery requests against the challenges and costs of performing the searches. With its novel techniques for facilitating eDiscovery in backup, Cobalt Iron may make backup data searches less onerous.

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Implications for eDiscovery? The 2019 Internet Trends Report from Mary Meeker

Want to understand the most valuable tech stats and trends? Legendary venture capitalist Mary Meeker has just released the 2019 version of her famous Internet Trends report. This year it covers everything from Internet growth and usage to customer acquisition costs in highly competitive and capitalized sectors. With 334 pages of content, charts, and comments, the report is essential reading for data discovery and legal discovery technologists as they focus on auditing, investigating, and supporting litigation across the lifecycle of digital data.

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Blockchain and Digital Evidence Sharing, Security, and Verification

It is challenging for existing digital evidence recording and storage technologies to outperform blockchain’s robust and secure offering. With this in mind, the Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) community may benefit greatly as blockchain technology speeds up digital evidence procedures and redefines digital investigation processes.