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