Interview: Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad on their plans for EDRM

I wrote recently about how Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad had turned ACEDS into “an educational force to be reckoned with”. In the same article, I reported that they had acquired EDRM (the Electronic Discovery Reference Model). I had to wait until I saw them at Relativity Fest to find out what their plans are for EDRM.

EDRM is, as Mary Mack makes clear, much more than the model. It runs projects, including a GDPR project, and will be considering whether changes to the model itself are necessary or desirable. Another project is a community-sourced stop-words list.

EDRM crosses borders, both geographical borders and functional borders. One can join in from any jurisdiction, and from legal, IT, security or any other related discipline.

EDRM founders George Socha and Tom Gelbmann are both involved in the plans.

Kaylee Walstad said that she was excited to work with past clients and partners. EDRM is developing a partner programme – the benefits of partnership include brand amplification and lead generation as well as learning and shared experience. The ability to do podcasts is one of the specific benefits which EDRM will bring to partners.

Relativity Fest is a good place for meeting everyone, and Kaylee Walstad was quick to thank Relativity for the support which it has given her and Mary Mack as they launch their new venture.

I look forward to seeing more of them and to hearing how their plans develop.


About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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