Investigation

It’s Always the Cover-up, Never the Crime Again

Whether Sullivan or the legal department made the decision to conceal the hacker payoff is pretty much irrelevant to me. A felony crime was committed against Uber, it’s employees, it’s customers and shareholders. Your incident response workflow should include an assessment of reporting obligations. Even the most sensitive investigations need a formal workflow that documents the response decision process. Knowing that your actions and [...]

By |2020-09-04T15:38:14-05:00September 4th, 2020|Investigation, News|0 Comments

Multidimensional Analytics – Merging Perspectives

I resist reviewing white papers behind the contact wall, but Joe’s new ‘multidimensional analytics’ catch-word lured me into ponying up my email address to Knovos. Like many white papers, this one focuses on the benefits more than the technical functionality, but a demo or access to a matter loaded with public data should provide that info. Knovos believes their advantage lies in how they [...]

By |2020-08-31T14:51:13-05:00August 31st, 2020|Analytics, Investigation, Processing, Analysis, News|0 Comments

10 Ways Zapproved Says You Have to Spend to Save

I try to read provider marketing papers when they are not hidden behind the contact collection wall, especially when they promise lists of cost saving tips. In this case, the list of ten tips seems to boil down to in-sourcing your ediscovery and buy Zapproved’s products. The overall principals behind the ‘tips’ are sound if rather obvious. Unfortunately, my PDF copy was missing all [...]

FCPA Compliance Key – Mapping Players to Transactions

Having supported far too many FCPA investigations over the last 30 years, the hardest initial step is untangling the key employees, contractors, agents and foreign players involved in doing business overseas. The TGC article provides a solid checklist for compliance defensibility that many corporate clients would shy away from because of the heavy manual overhead required. Most enterprise content management systems now include categorization/tagging [...]

Workplace – Corporate Private Facebook

Globanet has been expanding their connectors and their repository integrations like Relativity and Veritas eDP (Clearwell) with every new release. I have not yet run into Facebook’s Workplace ($0-$8/month) in the field, but the pressure of adapting to remote working is bound to get some departments playing with it. As with Yammer, Jabber, Slack and others social collaboration platforms, Workplace does not appear to [...]

Yet Another ‘New EDRM?’

For the past 15 years I have seen providers modifying, revising and ‘updating’ the EDRM model to better suit their products or services. A fast image search for ‘New EDRM’ brings up some lovely examples. I view Zapproved model as being more aspirational than practical based on what I see in most corporations. Zapproved’s EDMM imagines that discovery takes place inside corporate info governance [...]

2019 Corporate eDiscovery Platform RFP Tool

Excel tool for corporate legal departments considering adding an on-premise or cloud based eDiscovery platform that covers legal holds through review and production.  This tool is derived from the eDiscovery Matrix and is a fairly narrowly focused version of broader RFP tools used for eDJ Group clients over the last decade. eDiscovery Journal members are welcome to use and modify this tool with attribution [...]

Litigation Readiness for Reopening in the Pandemic

An old client gave me a good karma call (otherwise known as free consulting). She wanted my thoughts on how they could minimize the potential litigation and discovery cost of the inevitable workers comp and personal injury claims after employees contracted Covid-19 after returning to in person work. The best safety, sanitation and social distancing work practices will only minimize how rapidly or widely [...]

Forensic Requests of Body Worn Camera Data

I was reading a well researched news story in the aftermath of the Fort Lauderdale protests that turned into a violent confrontation between police and protesters. Several items caught my attention that could have impact on events that result in litigation/discovery during this time of discord. Body Worn Cameras (BWC) and video surveillance are more commonplace now than ever. Many of my industrial clients require that certain employees wear BWCs or have vehicle/facility cameras that operate on similar technologies. I intend to stay away from politics on essays in the eDiscovery Journal. As a former police criminalist I am very interested in evolving technologies to record and reconstruct incidents. In this and many other recent confrontations, police departments state that BWC footage is not available because the cameras were not turned on. Let’s discuss what data is available to an investigator or requesting party.

“Effectively eliminate any need for manual review” – REALLY?

If you are anything like me, you get 10-100 emails per day with eDiscovery press announcements, marketing blasts, webinars and more. Back in 2008 I built a Google CSE to manage the firehose of information and make sure that I kept up with the market. The original eDiscoveryJournal.com used that search engine to create a feed that we culled, curated, classified and commented on. [...]

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