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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 September Edition include: Anthony Macdonald ayfie Group AS Colin Kruger Estonia Ministry of Defence European Data Protection Board (EDPB)…
Editor’s Note: The Hart-Scott-Rodino or HSR Act and its implementing rules require the parties to certain mergers and acquisitions to file notifications with the antitrust agencies and to wait a specified period of time before consummating such transactions. The recently announced proposed amendments by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), if enacted, would make significant changes to the premerger notification rules under the HSR Act. The full media release and copies of the proposed amendments are presented for your consideration. Additionally, a recent update to electronic HSR submission requirements regarding the searchability of PDFs is provided for your review. FTC Press…
Editor’s Note: As a creator of innovative software that empowers organizations to simply and quickly find the truth from any data in the digital world, Nuix is a well-known company with deep roots in the eDiscovery ecosystem. According to IT News author Paulina Duran, Nuix sells software for cybersecurity risk, compliance and “case discovery”, that helps companies, enforcement authorities, and investigators, review digital data and detect fraud and corruption. In recent weeks the company has been in the news based on its potential Australian IPO being prepared by majority owner, Macquarie Group. Provided for information and context regarding this potential…
Article by Edric Thompson of CCDC C5ISR Center Public Affairs US Army, Estonia Sign Historic Agreement for Collaborative Research in Cyber Defense* The U.S. Army and the Republic of Estonia’s Ministry of Defence signed an agreement today [September 14, 2020] that will enable the two countries to conduct future collaborative science and technology efforts in cyber defense. The Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center – a component of Army Futures Command’s Combat Capabilities Development Command – and the Estonian Ministry of Defence will establish a multi-domain operations, cyber domain working group to identify opportunities…
Editor’s Note: Given the importance of decisions in determining and guiding the trajectory of organizational strategies, tactics, and tasks, the following considerations may be beneficial in helping to clarify elements of decision making to help optimize decision outcomes. These considerations are especially relevant to the discipline of discovery because they can positively or negatively impact investigation and litigation outcomes by their influence on the people involved in discovery positioning, programs, and projects. “Well, you can knock me down Step in my face Slander my name all over the place Well do anything that you want to do But uh-uh, honey…
Editor’s Note: This is the twentieth quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey conducted by ComplexDiscovery. It is also the third time the survey has been conducted during the current pandemic. The 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 Fall 2020 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Since January 2016, 2,189 individual responses to nineteen…
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…