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Technology Assisted Review (TAR) / Predictive Coding — New Decision

Posted in Culling and T.A.R., eDiscovery Law & Process, Electronic Information Management (EIM), Predictive Coding
Technology Assisted Review (TAR) / Predictive Coding — New Decision Thanks to Hon. (Ret.)  Andrew J. Peck, now Senior Counsel at DLA Piper, I just learned of a hot-off-the-presses (yesterday) Technology Assisted Review decision by the Utah federal district court. For a quote from, and link to, the Entrata decision, check out the recent updates to… Continue Reading

Adobe Acrobat Tech Tip — Inserting Scanned Signature Page(s) into an Agreement — a Low-Tech eSignatures Regime

Posted in Acrobat, Electronic Information Management (EIM), eSignatures, Tuesday Tech Tips
Of course, if you can implement a more high tech eSignatures regime, do so.  For examples of available platforms, see the “Vendors” links in my eSignatures Bibliography. In any event, here is a lower tech method  . . .   STEP ONE If the final content of the agreement is available in Word format, convert the… Continue Reading

Records Retention Projects: ‘Clean That ESI Garage!’

Posted in Backups, eDiscovery Law & Process, Electronic Information Management (EIM), Information Security, Records Retention/Destruction
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 in its second… Continue Reading

Heartbleed: It’s 10 PM; Do You Know Where Your Data is?

Posted in Cloud, Data Privacy, Electronic Information Management (EIM), Encryption, Information Security
 Heartbleed — The “Data Map” Lesson — Intro The Heartbleed vulnerability is, by now, an item about which we have all assuredly heard a lot.   To get caught up on your reading on the technology aspects of this issue, see the linked articles I have compiled in the “To Learn More” section at the end of this post.    Note, though,… Continue Reading

While You Are Gorging — FRCP 45 (Non-Party Subpoenas) Changes Take Effect 12/1/13

Posted in eDiscovery Law & Process, Electronic Information Management (EIM), Federal Rules Changes, FRCP 45, Non-Party Subpoenas, Third-Party Subpoenas
Amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45 to take effect 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: Redline version of amendments to Rule 45 (new… Continue Reading

Additional Resources Now Live on ITLawToday

Posted in Culling and T.A.R., eDiscovery Law & Process, Electronic Information Management (EIM), Records Retention/Destruction
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 a webinar I… Continue Reading