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Start the New Year Right: Top 10 Posts and CLE* Webcast
Authored and edited by eDiscovery expert Doug Austin, eDiscovery Monthly highlights the best of each month's eDiscovery case law, best practices, and trend updates, as published on the highly recognized eDiscovery Daily Blog. This month's special edition highlights the blog's top ten posts from 2016 as well as offers readers an opportunity to start the new year right with a special CLE-approved* webcast from CloudNine.
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Top Ten Posts of 2016 from the eDiscovery Daily Blog
Welcome to 2016! The Age of eDiscovery Automation is Upon Us!: eDiscovery Trends

Welcome to 2016! The Age of eDiscovery Automation is Upon Us!: eDiscovery Trends

It was not that many years ago that if we wanted to buy something, we had to go to a store. But, now, many of the services for which we used to rely on other people for are now automated in such a way that people can take care of that need themselves. What about in our industry – eDiscovery? Are we an automated industry? We’re becoming one – a lot faster than you think. Read The Complete Post

Changes in Federal Rules Result in Reversal of Adverse Inference Sanction: eDiscovery Case Law

Changes in Federal Rules Result in Reversal of Adverse Inference Sanction: eDiscovery Case Law

In Nuvasive, Inc. v. Madsen Med. Inc., California Chief District Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz, considering new standards imposed under recently amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e), granted the plaintiff’s motion for an order vacating the Court's previous order granting (in part) the defendants' Motion for Sanctions for Spoliation of Evidence. Read The Complete Post

Apple in Court Battle Over Access to San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone: eDiscovery Trends

Apple in Court Battle Over Access to San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone: eDiscovery Trends

In a case that pits national security vs. privacy concerns, a federal judge on Tuesday ordered Apple to give investigators access to encrypted data on the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, a court order that Apple has vowed to fight, accusing the federal government of an “overreach” that could potentially breach the privacy of millions of customers. Read The Complete Post

"Panama Papers" Hack Wasn’t an Inside Job, Says Founding Partner: eDiscovery Trends

"Panama Papers" Hack Wasn’t an Inside Job, Says Founding Partner: eDiscovery Trends

It seems that everybody is talking about the huge data leak of 11.5 million documents (2.6 total TB of data – that’s right, terabytes) at Panama-based law firm Mossak Fonesca that appears to have exposed illicit offshore holdings of global political leaders and celebrities (among others), dubbed the “Panama Papers”. Now, a founding partner at the firm has indicated that the leak was not an inside job. Read The Complete Post

Whip Me, Beat Me, Call Me Edna: eDiscovery Trends

Whip Me, Beat Me, Call Me Edna: eDiscovery Trends

One of the more interesting sessions at this week’s ACEDS conference was the session EDNA Challenge Part 2, where Tania Mabrey, Craig Ball and Tom O’Connor followed up on Craig’s original challenge from seven years ago (discussed in his paper E-Discovery for Everybody: The EDna Challenge) to conduct eDiscovery in a case on a budget of only $1,000. This time, the challenge was to do so at a cost of $5,000. While that might seem like an easier challenge, data volumes have risen dramatically, so it may be even more of a challenge than it was back then. Let's see. Read The Complete Post

What Happens in the Internet Each Minute in 2016? You Have No Idea: eDiscovery Trends

What Happens in the Internet Each Minute in 2016? You Have No Idea: eDiscovery Trends

There’s a Don Henley song titled New York Minute where “In a New York minute…Everything can change”. In an Internet minute in 2016, data can explode throughout the world. Read The Complete Post

According to Gartner, Cloud eDiscovery Solutions Gaining Momentum: eDiscovery Trends

According to Gartner, Cloud eDiscovery Solutions Gaining Momentum: eDiscovery Trends

According to a new guide by Gartner designed to help General Counsel and IT leaders at organizations evaluate and select eDiscovery solutions for investigative and legal matters, cloud-based eDiscovery solutions are gaining momentum in the market. Read The Complete Post

Court Rules that Judges Can Consider Predictive Algorithms in Sentencing: eDiscovery Trends

Court Rules that Judges Can Consider Predictive Algorithms in Sentencing: eDiscovery Trends

Score one for big data analytics. According to The Wall Street Journal Law Blog, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled last week that sentencing judges may take into account algorithms that score offenders based on their risk of committing future crimes. Read The Complete Post

Judge Peck Refuses to Order Defendant to Use Technology Assisted Review: eDiscovery Case Law

Judge Peck Refuses to Order Defendant to Use Technology Assisted Review: eDiscovery Case Law

In Hyles v. New York City, New York Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck, indicating that the key issue before the court in the discovery dispute between parties was whether (at the plaintiff’s request) the defendants can be forced to use technology assisted review, refused to force the defendant to do so, stating “The short answer is a decisive ‘NO.’” Read The Complete Post

A Framework for Discovery Automation: eDiscovery Trends

A Framework for Discovery Automation: eDiscovery Trends

Automation has been a recurring theme this year on this blog. At the beginning of the year, I declared that the age of eDiscovery automation is upon us. I’ve also spoken about discovery automation on numerous occasions, including just two days ago! Now, a recent post on the Complex Discovery blog takes an interesting look at a framework for discovery automation. Read The Complete Post

Visit with CloudNine and ACEDS during Legalweek in NYC
Drinks with Doug and Mary is a gathering of information technology, legal, and eDiscovery professionals in New York City during Legaltech® 2017 who casually meet and discuss all things information and technology over a few drinks with Doug Austin and Mary Mack. Mary Mack is an eDiscovery industry expert and icon who currently serves as the Executive Director of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS).

RSVP now to come join Doug and Mary to share some great food, enjoy some great drinks and to participate in great conversation during Legalweek in New York City.
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