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Editor’s Note: The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) is an independent European body, which contributes to the consistent application of data protection rules throughout the European Union, and promotes cooperation between the EU’s data protection authorities. Recently, having regard to Article 70(1)(e) of Regulation 2016/679/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC, the EDPB adopted guidelines on the targeting of social media users. Those guidelines were adopted on…
Editor’s Note: From time to time ComplexDiscovery highlights publicly available educational content for readers of its blog. While ComplexDiscovery highlights this content, it does not assume any responsibility for content assertions or educational requirement tracking (e.g. continuing legal education tracking). To submit recommendations for inclusion in ComplexDiscovery’s educational content, click here. A Legal Education Presentation prepared and presented by HaystackID { “channelId” : 16859, “language”: “en-US”, “commId” : 439679, “displayMode” : “standalone”, “height” : “auto” }   Register Now via the BrightTalk Network About HaystackID  HaystackID is a specialized eDiscovery services firm that helps corporations and law firms find, listen to, and learn from data when…
Editor’s Note: This fictionalized branding approach was developed from the intellectual exercise of trying to figure out a reasonable and memorable way to descriptively highlight the promise and capabilities of offerings typically delivered by full-service eDiscovery providers. It may not be completely comprehensive or fully normalized. However, the hope of sharing this branding example is that it might help those involved in the branding and communication of eDiscovery provider services and solutions.  A Data and Legal Discovery System for eDiscovery Providers From time to time, ComplexDiscovery shares conceptual considerations designed to help data and legal professionals better understand and communicate…
Press Announcement ayfie to Acquire Haive to Extend Market Reach ayfie Group AS (“ayfie”), a leading provider of search and text analytics solutions, today [September 8, 2020] announces that it has entered into a share purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) for the acquisition of all shares in Haive AS (“Haive”), thereby strengthening ayfie’s position in the Nordic market. Haive, based in Oslo, is developing site search and knowledge discovery solutions targeted at Norwegian public and private entities. With their scalable and easy to use insight technology, Haive is creating “corporate intelligence” for businesses of all sizes. “This acquisition is a perfect…
Editor’s Note: Taken from the latest published Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification monthly filings as shared by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the information and numbers represented in the following post and corresponding charts may be useful for law firms, legal departments, and legal services providers seeking to understand the real-time pulse rate of Hart-Scott-Rodino Act mandated merger transaction reviews. As these reviews may lead to Second Requests, the charts may also be useful as a baseline for considering provider assertions regarding the depth, breadth, and volume of their Second Request support for this unique type of eDiscovery during specific time…
Press Announcement Innovative Discovery and Integro Merge to Create an Information Governance Powerhouse Innovative Discovery (ID), a trusted partner for law firms, corporations, and government agencies that provides service, guidance, and consultation throughout the information lifecycle, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Integro, a leading provider of information governance and content services solutions. Effective immediately, ID and Integro will work as one well-rounded team of industry leaders, offering end-to-end services, solutions, and consultation to their clients. Innovative Discovery was founded in 2005 and has a team of lawyers, technologists, forensics professionals, and cybersecurity experts that work closely with…
Editor’s Note: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently announced the publication of a paper that defines and discusses a set of challenges related to achieving effective cloud computing forensics. The paper, NISTIR 8006, NIST Cloud Computing Forensic Science Challenges, notes that mitigating cloud forensic science challenges is important for cloud-based system owners, cloud forensic tool developers, forensic investigators, as well as for the development of forensic-ready solutions. According to NIST, efforts in this area will support criminal justice and civil litigation systems and provide capabilities for security incident response and internal enterprise operations. NISTIR 8006, NIST Cloud Computing…
EDRM Press Announcement EDRM Announces EDRM ExpoCom 2021 Setting the global standards for e-discovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is pleased to announce its virtual EDRM ExpoCom February 1-3, 2021 with expert presenters, technology expo, EDRM project workshops and networking to include EDRM’s epic annual “Drinks with Doug & Mary” virtual community cocktail reception. Freed of travel requirements, the event will feature EDRM’s extended global community of highly talented multidisciplinary professionals. Doug Austin, editor of eDiscovery Today blog will be the lead media sponsor of the event, and HaystackID, EDRM partner is the returning sponsor for the…
Five Great Reads is a selection of research, reports, and articles published on the ComplexDiscovery blog and shared regularly to inform and update legal, business and information technology professionals on data discovery and legal discovery.* Click here to read the complete newsletter of the latest Five Great Reads Click here to subscribe to Five Great Reads Update Individuals and Organizations Highlighted in the August Edition include: Ahmet Balci David Broniatowski Peter Fontana Carina Hahn European Data Protection Board (EDPB) Gartner Research National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Jonathon Phillips Mark Przybocki Herbert Roitblat, Ph.D. NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence (CCDCOE) Dan Ungureanu US Department of…
Editor’s Note: From time to time ComplexDiscovery highlights publicly available educational content for readers of its blog. While ComplexDiscovery highlights this content, it does not assume any responsibility for content assertions or educational requirement tracking (e.g. continuing legal education tracking). To submit recommendations for inclusion in ComplexDiscovery’s educational content, click here. A Legal Education Presentation prepared and presented by HaystackID { “channelId” : 16859, “language”: “en-US”, “commId” : 434989, “displayMode” : “standalone”, “height” : “auto” }   Register Now via the BrightTalk Network About HaystackID  HaystackID is a specialized eDiscovery services firm that helps corporations and law firms find, listen to, and learn from data when…
Editor’s Note: As shared in a August 18, 2020, news release from NIST, NIST electronic engineer Jonathon Phillips notes that, “AI is becoming involved in high-stakes decisions, and no one wants machines to make them without an understanding of why. But an explanation that would satisfy an engineer might not work for someone with a different background.” It is this desire for satisfactory explanations that has resulted in the draft publication, Four Principles of Explainable Artificial Intelligence (Draft NISTIR 8312). An extract from this draft publication currently open for public comment and a copy of the publication are provided for…
Press Announcement via PR Web Software Growth Partners Makes a Majority Investment in Venio Systems to Drive Expansion of Its VenioOne eDiscovery Software Platform This strategic partnership with Software Growth Partners will further enhance Venio’s eDiscovery capabilities through investments in product innovation and user experience in order to better serve the needs of its customers and partners. Venio Systems, one of the fastest-growing eDiscovery software companies, is proud to announce a majority investment from Software Growth Partners (SGP) to accelerate the growth of its industry-leading VenioOne platform. VenioOne is an infinitely scalable, end-to-end eDiscovery platform that offers the flexibility of on-premises or…
Editor’s Note: These are the results of the fifth semi-annual Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey conducted by ComplexDiscovery. As of today, the five surveys have provided detailed feedback from 319 legal, business, and technology professionals on the use of specific machine learning technologies in predictive coding. The surveys have also provided insight into the use of those machine learning technologies as part of example technology-assisted review protocols. This iteration of the survey had 85 responders and continued to focus on predictive coding technologies, protocols, workflows, and uses across the eDiscovery ecosystem. The fall 2020 survey also included one new…
Editor’s Note: According to the recently published Zero Trust Architecture Special Publication from NIST, a typical enterprise’s infrastructure has grown increasingly complex and a single enterprise may operate several internal networks, remote offices with their own local infrastructure, remote and/or mobile individuals, and cloud services. The publication goes on to note that this complexity has outstripped legacy methods of perimeter-based network security as there is no single, easily identified perimeter for the enterprise. It is this complex enterprise that has led to the new model for cybersecurity, Zero Trust, which is described, defined, and discussed in this new NIST publication.…
Press Announcement via PRNewswire Reveal Acquires NexLP to Become the Leading AI-Powered eDiscovery Solution Reveal takes a major step forward in its mission to bring AI to the masses and changing the way electronic data is managed with a “next-generation” solution. Reveal announced today the acquisition of NexLP, the leading artificial intelligence software in the legal industry. With the acquisition, Reveal becomes the market-leader in AI-powered, end-to-end eDiscovery. The acquisition of NexLP marks a significant step forward for the eDiscovery industry, positioning Reveal as a next-generation market leader with the first software to include best-in-class review, artificial intelligence and processing in…
Editor’s Note: This is the fifth semi-annual Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey conducted by ComplexDiscovery. The initial four surveys provided detailed feedback from more than 230 legal, business, and technology professionals on the use of specific machine learning technologies in predictive coding and also highlighted the usage of those machine learning technologies as part of example technology-assisted review protocols. This iteration of the survey continues to focus on predictive coding technologies, protocols, workflows, and uses across the eDiscovery ecosystem. Originally consisting of four core questions, the fall 2020 survey includes one new question on the prevalence of predictive coding…