The best Predictive Coding and Technology-Assisted-Review (T-A-R) Library on the web is at:
Robert D. Brownstone is the Technology & eDiscovery Counsel and Chair of the Electronic Information Management Group (EIM) Practice Group at Fenwick & West LLP, a national firm with a special mission and headquartered in Silicon Valley. Bob advises clients on electronic discovery, EIM, retention/ destruction, information-security, privacy and social-media.
A dynamic nationwide speaker and prolific writer on many law-and-technology issues, Bob is frequently quoted in the press as an expert on electronic information. He teaches Electronic Discovery Law & Process annually at the University of San Francisco (USF) and University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Schools of Law and has also taught it at Santa Clara U. (SCU) School of Law.
Now in his 27th year as a lawyer, Bob is a member of four state bars and serves on the Advisory Board of the National Employment Law Institute (NELI). To learn more, see Bob’s full bio and extensive bibliography.
In this colorful 6-minute Records Retention video, I provide an overview of how a well-organized Electronic Information Management (“EIM”) environment can help a company of any shape or size:
- improve efficiency;
- save money on storage;
- reduce risk; and
- prepare for litigation and eDiscovery.
Fenwick & West’s EIM Practice Group, which I lead, is now…
This 214-page document, “Handbook on European data protection law,” looks incredibly comprehensive. It ends with 13 pages of citations to European case law on various issues.
The resource was “jointly prepared by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe together with the Registry of the European Court of…
When we all return to work from Thanksgivukkah weekend, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (FRCP) 45, governing non-party subpoenas, will have changed, effective December 1, 2013. To review the new content, follow one or both of these links:
Despite many well-publicized gaffes in legal, political and business arenas, many folks do not properly electronically redact sensitive information before letting a document loose into the wild. Supposedly blacked-out or whited-out text can remain in a document. A mere overlay can be readily removed, uncovering the text one intended to hide. And secret content …
Just a quick note to remind (?or first-mind?) everyone that this site’s Resources page is an ever-expanding universe.
Some highlights of recent additions and changes include:
- New/replacement Litigation-Holds slide deck — from a webinar I did for National Constitution Conferences (NCC) on 9/12/13
- Brand new eSignatures Bibliography posted on 9/11/13
- New/replacement Records-Retention slide deck from
Over the past dozen years, having done almost 400 presentations (almost 500 including eDiscovery law school class sessions) within my firm and out in the world I have learned a number of tricks of the trade.
Though generally I am function paperlessly, a reality is that many an attendee still likes a hardcopy slides handout…
The Just-Signed New Jersey Law
On Thursday August 29, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed revised legislation, namely A.B. 2878, which, among other restrictions, forbids employers to ask applicants or employees for their social-media or other online logins/passwords. A few months back, on May 6, Gov. Christie had conditionally vetoed a prior iteration of …