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TCDI Acquires Cicayda, Expanding Capabilities in eDiscovery and Cybersecurity GREENSBORO, N.C. (Dec. 1, 2020) – TCDI, a leading provider of legal services, software and cybersecurity, today announced its acquisition of Cicayda LLC. The deal expands TCDI’s existing capabilities in eDiscovery, cybersecurity, and managed document review, adding Cicayda’s proprietary software to the TCDI technology suite. TCDI will integrate Cicayda’s software, iDiscovery®, into its own proprietary technology and services, including augmenting its eDiscovery platform, CVLynx®, with legal hold automation capabilities developed by Cicayda. TCDI will also expand its existing cybersecurity toolkit with Cicayda’s social media collections tool, Novara, which recently won the…
Editor’s Note: The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.  Located in the Information Technology Laboratory  at NIST, the NICE Program Office operates under the Applied Cybersecurity Division, positioning the program to support the country’s ability to address current and future cybersecurity challenges through standards and best practices. The mission of NICE is to energize and promote a robust network and an ecosystem of cybersecurity…
Editor’s Note: Data governance refers to a set of rules and means to use data, for example through sharing mechanisms, agreements, and technical standards. It implies structures and processes to share data in a secure manner, including through trusted third parties. Recently the European Commission published a proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Data Governance (Data Governance Act). The proposal aims to foster the availability of data for use by increasing trust in data intermediaries and by strengthening data-sharing mechanisms across the European Union. Shared with permission,* the media release, core proposal, and corresponding questions…
Editor’s Note: First administered in December of 2018 and conducted four times during the last two years with 334 individual responses, the semi-annual eDiscovery Pricing Survey seeks to provide a mechanism for legal, business, and information technology professionals in the eDiscovery ecosystem to share and understand current pricing trends on selected collection, processing, and review tasks. As your opinion is important in helping form a picture of industry-standard pricing on these selected eDiscovery tasks, please do take the few minutes necessary to contribute your expert opinion and observations to this year’s winter pricing survey. The eDiscovery Pricing Survey (Winter 2021)…
Editor’s Note: ComplexDiscovery is an online publication that highlights data and legal discovery insight and intelligence ranging from original research to aggregated news for use by business, information technology, and legal professionals. The highly targeted publication seeks to increase the collective understanding of readers regarding data and legal discovery information and issues and to provide an objective resource for considering trends, technologies, and services related to electronically stored information. One key area of coverage by ComplexDiscovery is the business of eDiscovery. 2020 Reporting on the Business of eDiscovery: Thirteen Reports Provided for your reference are selected report descriptions and links…
Editor’s Note: X-Road® is open-source software and ecosystem solution that provides unified and secure data exchange between organizations. X-Road is released under the MIT open source license and is available free of charge. Specifically, X-Road implements a set of standard features to support and facilitate data exchange and ensures confidentiality, integrity, and interoperability between data exchange parties. The basic idea of X-Road is that information systems do not exchange data directly with each other. Instead, information systems are connected through additional, standardized access points (Security Server) that implement the same technical specifications and therefore, can communicate with each other. Recently…
ComplexDiscovery* regularly highlights data and legal discovery insight and intelligence ranging from original research to aggregated news for use by business, information technology, and legal professionals. Monthly, ComplexDiscovery publishes Five Great Reads on eDiscovery, a newsletter with a selection of research, reports, and articles. Click here to read the complete newsletter of the latest Five Great Reads Click here to view recent Five Great Reads Newsletters Click here to subscribe to Five Great Reads Update Individuals and Organizations Highlighted in the November Edition include: European Commission Federal Trade Commission GeoLang HaystackID National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) NATO Cooperative…
Typically used to highlight a span of time for purposes of chronology or historiography, the word era (1) is defined by the Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary as a period identified by some prominent figure or characteristic feature. (2) In researching data points on the size of the eDiscovery market from its inception through the reasonably forecastable future, it appears to be clear that, at best, the market can generally be described as one that has experienced an initial accelerated growth period followed by periods of strong, steady, and controlled growth punctuated recently by what appears to be a temporary retraction. However, what…
Epiq Expands its Legal Transformation Services Offerings with Acquisition of Hyperion Global Partners Media Release NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry, announced today that it is has acquired Hyperion Global Partners (Hyperion), the premier global business and technology advisory practice for legal operations and transformation. The acquisition expands Epiq’s strategy to deliver a suite of legal business management services and solutions to corporate in-house law departments, law firms and other clients. Hyperion’s founder and CEO, Eyal Iffergan, will join Epiq as Managing Director of its new legal operations advisory…
Smarsh Acquires Digital Reasoning, Combining Global Leadership in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning With Market Leading Electronic Communications Archiving and Supervision Media Release Acquisition Transforms the Technology-Enabled Risk and Compliance Space with First End-to-End AI-Powered Offering to Protect Regulated Organizations from Financial and Reputational Damage Global Customers to Benefit from AI and ML for Data Search and Supervision, Amid Surges in Remote Workforces and Digital Communications and Collaboration Tools PORTLAND, Ore. & NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 10, 2020 – Smarsh®, enabling organizations to manage risk and uncover value within their electronic communications, announced the acquisition of Digital Reasoning, a global…
Editor’s Note: Given the unanticipated pandemeconomic conditions thrust upon the eDiscovery ecosystem in 2020, forward-looking eDiscovery market size and growth estimates developed in pre-COVID times required a resetting of the market size baseline for 2020 as well as an adjustment in market growth rates. This resetting of market size and growth rates in 2020 warranted the inclusion of direct, indirect, and anecdotal data points* that inform reasonable adjustments used to determine where the market size settled in COVID-challenged 2020 and how market growth rates may evolve. From market size adjustments to revised market growth rates, the following eDiscovery Market Size…
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…
Editor’s Note: From time to time ComplexDiscovery highlights publicly available service and product content from data discovery and legal discovery providers as an information service for the readers of its blog. While ComplexDiscovery highlights this content, it does not assume any responsibility for content assertions. To submit recommendations for inclusion in ComplexDiscovery’s service and product content updates, contact us today. ReviewRight® Match Provider: HaystackID (Global eDiscovery Provider) Offering Information Shared with the Permission of HaystackID Since March of 2020, the task of legal document review has been magnified in eDiscovery circles by the geographical restrictions and social distancing requirements…
Editor’s Note: Primarily addressed to legal practitioners with a working knowledge of international law, the Cyber Law Toolkit addresses a gap between academia and practice as far as international cyber law is concerned. Although there is a growing body of research in this area of international law, its outputs are often not easily adaptable to the needs of legal practitioners dealing with cyber incidents on a daily basis. The Toolkit attempts to bridge this gap by providing accessible yet precise practical solutions to scenarios based on real-life examples of cyber operations with international law relevance. The latest general annual update…
Reynen Court Secures Next Round Of Funding To Accelerate Growth Media Release Global Venture Capital Fund Ventech Lead New Financing Joined By Current Shareholders Clifford Chance, Latham & Watkins and Prins H LLC New York – October 28, 2020 – Reynen Court has secured $4.5 million of further funding to accelerate growth. Global venture capital firm Ventech led the round which included Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins, who together led the company’s initial $10 million financing, as well as Prins H LLC, an investment vehicle controlled by Reynen Court’s founder and CEO Andrew D. Klein. Founded in 2018 with wide support…
Editor’s Note: From time to time ComplexDiscovery highlights publicly available service and product content from data discovery and legal discovery providers as an information service for the readers of its blog. While ComplexDiscovery highlights this content, it does not assume any responsibility for content assertions. To submit recommendations for inclusion in ComplexDiscovery’s service and product content updates, contact us today. Ascema Sensitive Data Discovery and ExtractionProvider: GeoLang (UK-based Cybersecurity Solution Provider) Offering Information Shared with the Permission of GeoLang Snapshot and Example Use Cases The Ascema Sensitive Data Discovery platform accurately locates sensitive data and intellectual property across a…