Socha’s Weekly Trend Report – July 27, 2020

Notes on recent trends in e-discovery, data privacy, and the use of technology to enhance the practice of law

Published July 27, 2020 on the ACEDS Blog. Full lists are at Trends and Industry Events.

To filter by individual field, use the fields at the bottom of each section

E-discovery

CategoriesDateEntries
E-Discovery07/24/2020Price continues to be a key factor driving whom legal clients choose to meet their e-discovery needs and legal departments continue to insource more work than ever, according to Ari Kaplan's 6th annual E-Discovery Unfiltered: A Survey of Current Trends and Candid Perspectives report, wrote Rhys Dipshan of Legaltech News. For highlights, see the Ari Kaplan Advisors press release.
E-Discovery07/23/2020E-discovery software can be used for more than just e-discovery, as noted by Sharon Nelson of Sensei Enterprises in a post about how Maura Grossman and Gordon Cormack are deploying their TAR tools to help medical researchers find the information they need to accelerate progress in the study and treatment of COVID-19.
E-Discovery07/22/2020The Sedona Conference has published a public comment version of its Commentary on ESI Evidence & Admissibility, Second Edition. Comments should be submitted by Sept. 20.
E-Discovery07/22/2020Doug Austin of eDiscovery Daily has prepared a three-part series on discovery of "newer" types of ESI, on the Exterro website: Part 1 - social media; part 2 - mobile devices and messaging/collaboration apps; and part 3 - audio and video files, and the internet of things.
E-Discovery, Enhancing Practice07/22/2020Valora has published a 10-page e-book on the basics of auto-classification covering what it is, file versus rich metadata, how auto-classification works, and practical ways to use it.
E-Discovery07/21/2020Doug Austin of eDiscovery Daily published a short primer on releasing legal holds, on the Ipro website.
E-Discovery07/21/2020Laura Clewley of Ricoh wrote about the challenges of trying to share content for review by sending PDFs or printing emails and offered seven topics to consider before moving in that direction.
E-Discovery07/20/2020Craig Ball has published an updated version of his "Perfect Preservation Letter", reported Doug Austin of eDiscovery Today.

Enhancing practice

CategoriesDateEntries
Enhancing Practice07/27/2020Richard Tromans of Artificial Lawyer took a look at Gartner's Legal Tech Hype Curve analysis for 2020, offering his thoughts on text analytics, e-discovery software, blockchain, smart contracts, chatbots, legal spend management, and predictive analytics.
Enhancing Practice07/23/2020The Surveillance Technology Overside Project published a report, Virtual Justice, that raises privacy and due process concerns about courts conducting business remotely via video and teleconferences, noted Bob Ambrogi of LawSites.
E-Discovery, Enhancing Practice07/22/2020Valora has published a 10-page e-book on the basics of auto-classification covering what it is, file versus rich metadata, how auto-classification works, and practical ways to use it.
Enhancing Practice07/22/2020A Chicago Bar task force has proposed changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct that would permit lawyers to partner with non lawyers to provide legal tech solutions in Illinois, reported Sam Skolnik of Bloomberg Law.
Enhancing Practice07/21/2020In a Forbes article, Mark A. Cohen of Legal Mosaic discussed what recent Axiom, Deloitte, and UnitedLex announcements suggest about the future of the practice and business of law.
Enhancing Practice07/20/2020Andrea Alliston of Stikeman Elliott published an overview of document automation and how to get started with it.
Enhancing Practice07/17/2020Virtual civil bench trial went better than lawyers expected and might even be more efficient than traditional trials, reported Alaina Lancaster of Legaltech News.
Enhancing Practice07/01/2020The Australian government has rolled out an AI named Amica to help those getting divorced divide money and property and make appropriate parenting arrangements without hiring a lawyer, reported Nishit Raghuwanshi of Fossbytes Media.
Enhancing Practice07/01/2020FTI Consulting testifying expert A.J. Gravel offered insights on how experts and their attorney can best prepare for remote depositions. As one who has participated in remote depositions as an attorney and expert since the 1990s, I can vouch of the soundness of his recommendations.
Enhancing Practice06/15/2020The Pennsylvania Bar Association issued new guidance to attorneys working from home during the pandemic, Formal Opinion 2020-30. The opinion covers, among other things, an attorney’s duty of technological competence when handling sensitive client information in a home environment, reported John M. McNichols in an ABA publication.

Privacy

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Privacy07/23/2020The European Data Protection Board released an information note on Binding Corporate Rules applicable to groups of undertakings or enterprises that have the UK ICO as their competent supervisory authority, reported Yung Shin Van Der Sype, Paul Greaves, and Wim Nauwelaerts of Alston & Bird.
Privacy07/22/2020Regulator reactions in the immediate aftermath of Schrems II have included a statement and updated guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, a call from German data protection commissioner Maja Smoltczy for Berlin-based companies to return EU data currently stored in the U.S. back to the EU, and a statement from the European Data Protection Supervisor that it will continue to strive for a coherent approach among supervisory authorities regarding international transfers, reported Hunton Andrews Kurth.
Privacy07/21/2020According to a survey by Akamai, companies have been struggling to comply with CCPA at least in part because they have been slow to automate their processes, reported Rhys Dipshan of Legaltech News. More results of the survey were discussed by Veronica Combs of TechRepublic.
Privacy07/21/2020Recent survey data from Akamai found that trust and communication amongst businesses and consumers have increased by almost 60% as a result of privacy regulations, wrote Akamai's Steve Winterfeld.
Privacy07/21/2020The California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 has qualified for California's Nov. 2020 ballot, reported Shannon Yavorsky and Nicholas Farnsworth of Orrick. In their article they lay out the timeline for this legislation, which they describe as "CCPA 2.0".
Privacy07/20/2020The European Data Protection Board published a statement on the outcome of the Schrems II judgment, acknowledging that the Privacy Shield no longer is available as a data transfer mechanism, calling for EU and US authorities to create a replacement legal framework, and providing insights into how companies should approach standard contractual clauses moving forward, reported Wim Nauwelaerts and Paul Greaves of Alston & Bird.

Additional articles

CategoriesDateEntries
E-Discovery07/23/2020Need to Channel Surf? Check Out the eDiscovery Channel!: eDiscovery Trends
Source: eDiscovery Today
Author: Doug Austin
E-Discovery07/23/20204 Data Management Trends Shaping Corporate Litigation
Source: Relativity
Author: Jim Neath (Morae)
E-Discovery07/23/2020Life After COVID 19: E-Discovery Considerations for Attorneys and Clients
Source: JD Supra
Author: Starling Underwood (Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton)
E-Discovery07/21/2020Stellar Women in e-Discovery: Allyship with Altlaw
Source: Relativity
Author: Mary Rechtoris
E-Discovery07/20/2020Court Orders Plaintiffs to Correct Production Deficiencies and Tie Replacement to Previous Production: eDiscovery Case Law
Source: eDiscovery Today
Author: Doug Austin

Upcoming events

CategoriesTypesDatesTimesEntries
E-DiscoveryWebinar09/29/20201 pm ETTrends and Tools in eDiscovery
Speakers: Nate Latessa (Innovative Discovery), Jason Park (Keurig Dr Pepper), Kelly Twigger (ESI Attorneys)
E-DiscoveryWebinar09/29/20201 pm ETShortening Time to Insight: How to Make Your ECA More Effective with Digital Discovery Pro
Organizations: ACEDS, Zapproved
Speaker: Carolina von Kramer, Emily Welborn, Leah Langston (Zapproved)
E-DiscoveryMeeting09/29/20203 pm CESTACEDS Benelux Chapter Panel Discussion: What Will 2020 Bring for eDiscovery?
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Thom Eijken (KPMG), Peter Temminck (ABB), Jan Scholtes (ZyLAB)
CybersecurityConference09/30/20209 am ETCapital Region Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
PrivacyWebinar09/30/202011 am ISTSo you’ve gotten a DSAR – Now what?
Organization: Waterford Technologies
Speakers: Margaret Julian (GDPR Audits)
E-DiscoveryWebinar09/30/20201 pm ETChecklist for Choosing an eDiscovery Solution
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Maura R. Grossman (University of Waterloo), Carolyn Anger (Anger & Associates), Jim Gill (Ipro)
CybersecurityWebinar09/30/20202 pm ET3rd Annual National Cybersecurity Summit: Diversity in Cybersecurity
Organization: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
E-DiscoveryWorkshop10/01/202011:30 am ETACEDS Jacksonville Chapter: Data Analytics for Legal Professionals
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Josh Treat, Amanda Cook, Tracey Oldenburg
CybersecurityWebinar10/01/202012 pm ETCybersecurity Incident Response: Preparing for the Inevitable and Mitigating Litigation and Enforcement Issues
Organization: Morgan Lewis
Speakers: Andrew J. Gray IV, Mark L. Krotoski
E-DiscoveryConference10/05/20201:30 pm ETThe Ethics of Electronic Information 2020: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Ronald J. Hedges (Dentons US LLP), Melissa A. Crane (New York County Supreme Court), Gail Gottehrer (Law Office of Gail Gottehrer LLC), Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy (New York State Supreme Court), Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith (United States District Court, Southern District of New York)
Information GovernanceConference10/06/2020Elevate 2020
Organization: NetDocuments
CybersecurityWebinar10/07/20202 pm ET3rd Annual National Cybersecurity Summit: Defending our Democracy
Organization: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
CybersecurityConference10/08/20208:50 am CTSan Antonio & Austin Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
E-DiscoveryConference10/08/20208:30 am PTInHouse
Organization: Logikcull
Speakers: Amy Sellars (Cardinal Health), Scott Wandstrat (Kindred At Home), Julie Richer (American Electric Power), Robert Schlossman (Zscaler), Jennifer Detrani (Nisos Inc.), Lee Kirkpatrick (Twillio), Hon. Kristen Mix (District of Colorado), Kyle Kelly (Coinbase), Katie Lynch (Veolia North America), Joel-Henry Mansfield (Nationwide)
Enhancing PracticeConference10/09/2020Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2020: Get Fluent in Technology
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Peter Brown (Peter Brown & Associates PLLC), Lori E. Lesser (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP)
Enhancing PracticeConference10/12/20202020 Annual Meeting
Organization: Association of Corporate Counsel
E-Discovery, Enhancing Practice, Information Governance, PrivacyConference10/12/20201:30 am CT2020 ACC Annual Meeting
Organization: Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
Enhancing PracticeConference10/13/2020Legal Geek Conference
E-DiscoveryConference10/13/20202020 EDI Leadership Summit
Organization: EDI
CybersecurityConference10/15/20209 am PTSoCal Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
E-DiscoveryWebinar10/15/20201 pm ETMicrosoft 365 & E-Discovery Part Two: Tips and Guidance on How to Efficiently Use MS E-Discovery
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Erica Toelle (Microsoft), Tim Kurucz (Innovative Development), Chris Hurlebaus (Lighthouse), Vera Clemons (USPS)
Enhancing PracticeConference10/19/2020KM Legal 2020
Organization: Ark Group
Enhancing PracticeConference10/20/20206 pmNeota Network Global
Organization: Neota Logic
Speakers: Michael Mills (Neota Logic), Shaz Aziz (Neota Logic), Max Paterson (Neota Logic), Kim Massana (Neota Logic), Julian Uebergang (Neota Logic), Rob Kubben (Transform Data International), Ben Shillito (Fujitsu, UK), Jackson Liu (Neota Logic), Andrew Hawkes (Cardinus Risk Management Limited), Dr Philippa Ryan (ANU College of Law), Dominique Simsion (Neota Logic), Stephen Chan (Womble Bond Dickinson), Tim Baran (Pro Bono Net), Lindsay Fry (Travelers Insurance), Vinay Varma (Neota Logic)
Enhancing PracticeConference10/20/20207 pm ETNeota Network Global
Organization: Neota Logic
Cybersecurity, PrivacyConference10/21/2020Privacy + Security Forum Fall Academy
Organization: Privacy and Security Academy
PrivacyConference10/21/20209 am PTCalifornia Privacy Law 2020
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Randall W. Edwards (O'Melveny & Myers LLP)
E-DiscoveryConference10/22/20209 am ETTrial Evidence 2020
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Hon. James C. Francis IV (Ret.) (JAMS), Michael A. Correll (Reed Smith LLP), Steven D. Feldman (Murphy & McGonigle PC), Hon. Katherine B. Forrest (fmr.) (Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP), Dawson Horn (AIG), Tammy E. Linn (Appellate Advocates), Jessica Ortiz (MoloLamken LLP), Hon. Andrew J. Peck (Ret.) (DLA Piper LLP), Zoe Salzman (Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP), Lauren Schwartzreich (Littler Mendelson P.C.), James A. Sherer (BakerHostetler), Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith (United States District Court, Southern District of New York)
CybersecurityConference10/22/20209 am ETFlorida-Southern Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
Information GovernanceConference10/26/2020ARMA InfoCon 2020
Organization: ARMA
E-Discovery, Information GovernanceConference10/26/2020OpenText World 2020
Organization: OpenText
E-DiscoveryWebinar10/27/20201 pm ETEffectively Using Nuix Discover's Search Functionality
Organization: Nuix
Speaker: Emily Tice
E-DiscoveryConference10/28/20208:30 am ETThe Sedona Conference Working Group 1 Annual Meeting 2020
Organization: The Sedona Conference
Location: Cleveland, OH
CybersecurityConference10/29/20209 am CTSt. Louis & Oklahoma Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
CybersecurityConference11/5/20208:50 am CTGreat Lakes Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
E-DiscoveryWebinar11/05/20201 pm ETMicrosoft 365 & E-Discovery Part Three: Teams Adoption & eDiscovery Challenges
Organization: ACEDS
Speakers: Erica Toelle (Microsoft), Tim Kurucz (Innovative Development), Chris Hurlebaus (Lighthouse), Vera Clemons (USPS)
E-DiscoveryConference11/06/20209 am ETThe Civil Litigator’s Survival Guide To Evidence 2020
Organization: Osgoode Hall Law School
Speaker: Jacqueline L. King (Shibley Righton LLP)
Enhancing PracticeConference11/10/2020CLOC Global Institute
CybersecurityConference11/11/20208:30 am CTDallas Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
E-DiscoveryConference11/12/20209 am ET2020 Global Advanced eDiscovery Institute
Organization: Georgetown Law
E-DiscoveryWebinar11/17/20201 pm ETGetting Data Out of Nuix Discover from Export to Production
Organization: Nuix
Speaker: Kristen Litgen
Cybersecurity, Privacy, E-Discovery, Enhancing PracticeConference11/18/20208:55 am PT61st Global Legal ConfEx, USA – Online Event
Organizations: Events 4 Sure, iDiscovery Solutions, patsnap
Enhancing PracticeConference11/19/2020Legal Innovators California
Organizations: Artificial Lawyers, Cosmonauts
Cybersecurity, E-DiscoveryConference11/24/20209 am ACT8th Annual Police Technology Forum
Organization: Informa Connect
CybersecurityConference12/02/20209 am ETAtlanta Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
E-DiscoveryConference12/03/2020E-Discovery Day
Organization: Exterro
E-Discovery, Enhancing PracticeConference12/10/20202020 IEEE International Conference on Big Data
Organization: IEEE BigData 2020
PrivacyConference12/14/20209 am ETFundamentals of Privacy Law 2020
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Peter F. McLaughlin (Culhane Meadows PLLC), Ken Mortensen (Intersystems Corporation)
E-DiscoveryWebinar12/15/20201 pm ETSeparating the Chat from the Chatter with Nuix Discover
Organization: Nuix
Speaker: Emily Tice
CybersecurityConference12/20/20209 am CTNashville Virtual Cybersecurity Summit
Organization: Data Connectors
Cybersecurity, PrivacyConference01/11/20219 am PTAdvanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and TCPA Class Action Litigation 2021
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speaker: Ian C. Ballon (Greenberg Traurig, LLP)
E-DiscoveryWebinar01/19/20211 pm ETUnlocking Key Case Insights with Analytics
Organization: Nuix
Speaker: Emily Tice
Cybersecurity, PrivacyConference01/27/20219 am ETGovernment Investigations 2021: Investigations Arising from Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speaker: Ronald J. Hedges (Dentons US LLP)
CybersecurityConference02/01/20219 am ETCybersecurity Best Practices for Lawyers 2021
Organization: Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Speakers: Mark Melodia (Holland & Knight LLP), Richard Raysman (Holland & Knight LLP)
Cybersecurity, PrivacyConference05/24/2021Privacy + Security Forum Spring Academy
Organization: Privacy and Security Academy

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