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Editor’s Note: The results of this summer eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey present the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the business of eDiscovery. The results also portray the concern and considerations of the people and providers of the eDiscovery ecosystem as shared by 100 legal, business, and technology professionals. The eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey The eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific quarterly survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem. The survey consists of nine core multiple-choice questions focused on factors related to the creation, delivery, and consumption of eDiscovery products…
Editor’s Note: Published as communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament and Council, the recent report on data protection as a pillar of citizens’ empowerment and the EU’s approach to continued digital transition two years after the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may be beneficial for legal, business, and information technology professionals as they consider data protection in the European Union. Data Protection as a Pillar of Citizens’ Empowerment and the EU’s Approach to the Digital Transition – Two Years of Application of the General Data Protection Regulation Report Extract Opportunities and Challenges for…
Connecting the Dots in eDiscovery Provided for your review and use is a non-comprehensive graphical depiction that may be helpful in considering and connecting the dots* during planning, forecasting, and sharing activities relating to the discipline of eDiscovery. The categories and elements comprising the dots are not all-inclusive and represent one view of eDiscovery. They can be expanded, contracted, and refined as appropriate for the development of plans and models used in forecasting and depicting the flow of eDiscovery from initiating entities to the economic ecosystem. Considering eDiscovery The Dots: Five Categories and 27 Elements Initiators Three core funders of…
Press Announcement via Globe Newswire XDD Acquires RVM Enterprises Expanding Services Offering in Tri-State Markets Xact Data Discovery (XDD), a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations, announces the acquisition of RVM Enterprises, an eDiscovery services company based in Jersey City, New Jersey. RVM provides a blend of eDiscovery, Forensics, Managed Review and Media Services to law firms and corporations nationwide. Bob Polus, XDD CEO states, “Merging forces with RVM further strengthens our service offering in the tristate area.  RVM’s drive to provide exemplary service to clients across all phases of…
Editor’s Note: Provided with the publisher’s permission, Chambers Litigation Support 2020 is an objective guide that presents an independent assessment of leading litigation support services providers. Published annually, the guide may be beneficial for legal, business, and information technology professionals seeking to assess the credibility and capability of the world’s leading litigation support services providers and advisers as assessed, ranked, and highlighted by the world’s leading provider of legal research and analysis, Chambers and Partners. Chambers Litigation Support 2020  Chamber Litigation Support 2020 is a comprehensive guide to the leading professional services providers in key markets worldwide. Compiled by researchers and…
Press Announcement via Ipro Ipro Announces the Acquisition of NetGovern, Driving Innovation Across Information Governance & eDiscovery   Ipro Tech, LLC, the leader in eDiscovery, Case Management, and Trial technology, is excited to announce the acquisition of NetGovern, a leader in Information Governance, Risk, and Compliance software. Joining these two global companies and their technologies will provide the most innovative workflow in the legal industry, extending across the entire Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) from Information Governance, to In-Place Early Data Assessment, through eDiscovery and beyond. The companies complement each other perfectly by combining Ipro’s 30-year legacy of focus on law…
Editor’s Note: On June 30, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) released new guidelines for mergers seeking to combine two or more companies that operate at different levels in the same supply chain, otherwise known as Vertical Mergers. Reflecting the evolution of policy since the issuance of the 1984 Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines, both the FTC and DOJ announcements for the new Vertical Merger Guidelines and a full copy of the published joint guidelines are provided for your consideration. Press Announcement from the Federal Trade Commission FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Guidelines for Evaluating Vertical…
Press Announcement via Morae Global Corporation Morae Expands Strategic Advisory Team With Acquisition Of Janders Dean Morae Global Corporation, a leading provider of transformative legal and compliance solutions for corporations and law firms, today announced the acquisition of legal management consultancy Janders Dean. The deal establishes a UK-based legal advisory practice group to assist in meeting growing global demand, especially from large law firms and international in-house legal teams looking to re-evaluate how legal work is done. The UK team will complement Morae’s existing US-based advisory team and will assist clients with legal spend management, resource management, process and policy enhancement,…
eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments in Q2 2020 Since beginning to track the number of publicly highlighted merger, acquisition, and investment (M&A+I) events in the eDiscovery ecosystem, ComplexDiscovery has recorded 430* M&A+I events between November 2001 and today. While not all-inclusive due to the fact that M&A+I events are not always publicly disclosed and some announcements are intent-based and not the actual completion of an event, the abridged listing of M&A+I events maintained by ComplexDiscovery notes key industry events by sharing event date, company involvement, and event amount (if known). Based on an aggregate review of the abridged listing through…
Editor’s Note: The Data Protection Commission (DPC) is the Irish supervisory authority for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It also has functions and powers related to other critical regulatory frameworks, including the Irish ePrivacy Regulations (2011) and the EU Directive known as the Law Enforcement Directive. In this recently published report (June 2020), DPC Ireland shares a country-specific GDPR regulatory activities update to assess the range of regulatory tasks for 25 May 2018 to 25 May 2020. DPC Ireland 2018-2020 Regulatory Activity Under GDPR* Scope of the Report This report is intended to assess the range of regulatory tasks…
Editor’s Note: This is the nineteenth quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey conducted by ComplexDiscovery. It is also the second time the survey has been conducted during the current pandemic. The current global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to alter life as we know it. It also continues to alter the business landscape of everyone in the eDiscovery ecosystem. Please take the time to share your confidence in the business of eDiscovery by completing this short survey. Your place in the eDiscovery ecosystem is important. And so is your opinion. The Summer 2020 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Since January 2016,…
The 2020 Chambers Litigation Support Guide is a comprehensive guide to the leading professional services providers in key markets worldwide. Compiled by researchers and supported by more than 500 in-depth interviews with senior market leaders around the world, the guide rates organizations and lawyers on key qualities to include: Technical Legal Ability Professional Conduct Client Service Commercial Astuteness Diligence Commitment Additional Qualities as Highlighted By Clients The rating system for the litigation support guide consists of banded rankings for organizations and lawyers. These banded rankings are based on surveys and significant achievements, with an aggregate rating band assigned by Chambers…
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 with Doug Austin of eDiscovery Today { “channelId” : 16859, “language”: “en-US”, “commId” : 422619, “displayMode” : “standalone”, “height” : “auto” } Register Now via the BrightTALK Network About HaystackID  HaystackID is a specialized eDiscovery services firm that helps…
Editor’s Note: Announced late last week by Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s most widely adopted cloud platform, AWS Snowcone is a small, ultra-portable, rugged, and secure edge computing device for collecting, processing, and moving data to AWS from disconnected environments. Given the recent shift in the eDiscovery ecosystem from onsite to remote operations, this device may provide an interesting option for law firms and legal departments seeking to collect, store, pre-process, and transfer data from remote environments to AWS for more intensive processing. Press Announcement via Business Wire AWS Announces General Availability of AWS Snowcone Today [June 17, 2020],…
Press Announcement via PRNewswire  Mitratech Acquires CMPG Risk Solutions to Strengthen Its Enterprise Compliance Suite with Best-in-Class Vendor Risk Management Mitratech, a leading provider of legal and compliance software, today [Jun 22, 2020] announced its acquisition of CMPG, LLC.  By adding CMPG’s products to its existing Enterprise Compliance Suite (ECS), Mitratech will reinforce what’s already the first-ever end-to-end range of software solutions for elevating corporate risk management, data privacy, and information governance. CMPG is focused on providing software solutions for the financial services, healthcare, and insurance industries.  Its two main products are: VendorInsight®, an award-winning Vendor Risk Management (VRM) solution. Procipient®,…
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 June Edition include: Bavarian State Commissioner for Data Protection (BayLfD) Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision (BayLDA) California Department of Justice Cyberspace Solarium Commission European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) Maria Maleshkova NIST Representative Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) Sebastian Bader…