2020 in the Rear View Mirror

I had planned on taking a break this week because I hope that all of you are too busy with loved ones to read blogs. Even mine. Sitting at my desk waiting for an expert scoping call I realized that responsible professionals lucky enough to be able to work remote have had nine plus months of quiet home time. So this is my 2020 [...]

By |2021-01-11T10:43:43-06:00December 31st, 2020|Essay|0 Comments

Employer Policies Requiring Vaccination

Now that vaccines are approved and in the pipeline it is time for employers to decide whether they will be required for all or certain workplace employees. I hope that these December 16, 2020 EEOC Guidelines will be more consistent than previous CDC and other workplace COVID-19 guidelines. So far, corporations continue to face potential liability relating to their safety policies/practice. Now they have [...]

By |2020-12-28T11:49:53-06:00December 28th, 2020|Regulations, Compliance, News, Privacy|0 Comments

Spammer Stop Manual Protocol

Thanks to my Veritas alum Gregg Karas for putting together this detailed protocol to extract the key information needed to actually force spammers to stop filling your Inbox. You will need a free Spam Cop account and to get used to finding the sender's IP in your email header. Gregg's protocol covers all the details. Spam Reporting Protocol - Word .DOCX  

By |2020-12-22T14:01:00-06:00December 22nd, 2020|Research|0 Comments

Solargate: A Global Trojan Horse in the Supply Train

Good summary and perspective by Doug. First a bit of context and techno translation. The Orion Platform is SolarWinds’ primary systems management bundle for on-premise and hybrid environments. SolarWinds’ products cover the breadth of IT management. That means the hacked version of Orion gave the hackers potential access to servers, applications, databases, storage and more. I have struggled to keep up with the new [...]

By |2020-12-17T11:27:47-06:00December 17th, 2020|News, Compliance, Privacy, Security, Architecture|0 Comments

Who is Selling eDiscovery Peer Contact Info?

NOTE: Although this is a real email thread, it does not contain my usual technical, process or market perspectives. Instead, I got tired of the barrage of emails offering me YOUR contact information, so I decided to expand my usual Request to be Forgotten and run down exactly whom was selling this 'global eDiscovery contact list'. Enjoy. Angela, After not receiving a response multiple [...]

By |2020-12-16T11:56:36-06:00December 16th, 2020|Essay, Privacy|0 Comments

A Crunch Time Review Scenario

First in a short series of how to articles by Shree Sharma. The focus is on key questions/decisions when gearing up for a high volume review with a tight deadline. Too many authors are scared of sharing their consulting ‘secret sauce’ when they write. Success is not about having the perfect checklist or outline. Got a favorite discovery scenario you would like explored? Send [...]

By |2020-12-15T14:42:31-06:00December 15th, 2020|Provider, News, Review|0 Comments

Label Trade Secrets to Protect Them

The matter and article highlight the increased risk that corporate trade secrets and confidential data may be disclosed by the largely remote corporate workforce. I appreciate the well-structured guidance and concrete action steps proposed. The authors recommendation to perform an IP audit is a good starting point. However, I would add the need for automated categorization solutions that flag and highlight files and communications [...]

Early Meet & Confer for 30(b)(6) Witness Scope

The FRCP amendments have consistently pushed litigants to meet and confer earlier in the discovery process. This amendment focuses on defining the agreed deposition topics before or immediately following notices of deposition. That would certainly prevent some of the long and boring series of depo questions I have endured that were outside of my designated scope for a client. I am hoping that this [...]

By |2020-12-11T14:22:23-06:00December 11th, 2020|Caselaw, Federal, Regulations, News|0 Comments

Nuggets of Gold from a TAR Fight – Pt 2

I wanted to take advantage of Rob Robinson’s timely release of his Winter 2021 eDiscovery Pricing Survey Results and compare a few key prices with those I calculated in my blog analysis of the TAR fight order in Lawson v. Spirit Aerosystems. I appreciate and encourage Rob to keep running his surveys. Seventy nine respondents (n=79) is quite respectable given the recent proliferation of [...]

By |2020-12-08T11:27:58-06:00December 8th, 2020|Federal, Provider, Caselaw, Essay, Firm, Processing, Analysis, Review, Purchase|1 Comment

eDiscovery Over the Pond = eDisclosure

Another good find and commentary by Doug Austin, A Time of Discovery – A History of Electronic Disclosure (Part One). I like how he pointed out how the UK’s disclosure rules were updated in the same time frame as our FRCP amendments. Civil litigation and arbitration rules vary wildly by international venue. That was a big shock to me as a young product manager [...]

By |2020-12-08T10:33:02-06:00December 8th, 2020|Caselaw, Regulations, Europe, News|0 Comments
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