Category News & Recent Case Law

German Privacy Legislation: What American Firms Need To Know

by Michael D. Sarlo, EnCE, RCA, CBE, CCLO, CCPA International privacy laws have been an unwieldy beast for years now, and only continue to evolve at a faster pace as time goes on. One of the greatest examples of this perpetual shift can be found in Germany, where lawmakers are poised to make several relatively […]

I, (Ain’t No) Robot: Automation’s Role in Lit Support

by Andy Parrish, HAYSTACKID Director of Client Services Automation is an increasingly powerful and pervasive force in the public and private sectors. Now, in a debate that has raged on for decades and spanned virtually every industry, the argument regarding whether automation and robotic technologies will replace human employees has made its way into litigation […]

3 eDiscovery Trends to Watch in 2017

Andy Parrish, Director of Client Services Rapid-transformation continues to tell the tale of eDiscovery in the beginning of 2017. While it might seem as though the evolution of the industry is slowing down, the world has not seen anything yet. More technologies are entering the mainstream that have direct implications for discovery, litigation, and corporate […]

What does TrueCrypt Shutting its Doors Mean to Data Forensics & Litigation?

As encrypting data seems to be a more common and essential part of the data security process than ever before, it goes without saying that TrueCrypt abruptly shutting its doors at the end of May was definitely a shocker and a kick to the gut.   In short, TrueCrypt was a semi open source and free […]

New Gibson Dunn Year-End Electronic Discovery and Information Law Update

Each year Gibson Dunn comes out with a compelling year-end electronic discovery and information law update.  Essentially the report looks at trends in the electronic discovery marketplace, case law and notable sanctions.  They boil down the volume of case law and compare those trends with historical averages.  Below are the readers digest version of the […]

Remember, remember the 5th of November

It’s hard to believe that after all these years – roughly 408 to be exact – that we still remember the 5th of November as Guy Fawkes Day. In what was one of the most serious assassination attempts in the United Kingdom’s history, Guido “Guy” Fawkes planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in which […]

Walls of privacy continue to recede

The double-edged sword of the digital revolution continues to slash away at privacy, though many would argue the fight is truly being carried out in the name of transparency and ethics. Just remember, anything you say or do no matter where you say or do it can and will be used against you in a […]

Will hostages become popular in eDiscovery?

In a shocking turn of events, that would likely not exactly shock more seasoned veterans of the industry, an eDiscovery firm actually took a hostage. Professionals in the eDiscovery market, as well as those operating in the corporate sector who have become more accustomed to the demands and intricacies of the associated processes, should know […]

Chameleon-like agility prevailing in legal, corporate competition

The digital era of corporate and legal operations has certainly led to major shifts in the way communications flow from each arm of a business, as well as between counsels. Between the ever-growing and already massive volume of electronically stored information (ESI) and the dramatic transformation of the legal sector, companies need to be more […]

Government Shutdown for Dummies: A Legal Perspective

What will happen to the U.S. federal courts during the Government shutdown? We’ve all been hearing about this for months now: If folks in Washington, D.C., can’t begin to work together, agree on things (especially budget) and generally play nice, the government will put itself into timeout and with no end in sight. While there […]