Category Archives: Recommind

ILTA 2011 – the end of the beginning? We’re just getting going

I am back from the annual conference of ILTA, the International Litigation Technology Association, in Nashville, Tennessee.  The original draft of this post said that I was “just back” but (as more than one correspondent has reminded me) time has … Continue reading

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A Flock of Articles on Computer-Assisted Document Review

What tells the swallows to gather on the telegraph wires before starting their migration southwards? One has to ignore, I think, the possibility that the telegraph wires are part of their communications network. Perhaps the birds all use an avian version of … Continue reading

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A lull in the Predictive Coding battle

The role of a journalist in war, it is said, is to come down from the hills after the battle and bayonet the wounded. I will content myself with a tour of the battlefield. If this means nothing to you, … Continue reading

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Time to take the next steps: a Hong Kong eDiscovery conference

Leaving aside Australian conferences, this was my fourth AsiaPac event. Two years ago, I co-chaired a conference for LexisNexis in Singapore. Shortly after that, Jeffrey Teh and others from LexisNexis set up InnoXcell to bring business events to the region. … Continue reading

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Predictive Coding Wars: Recommind Contra Mundum

It is a novel experience to spend a whole Saturday writing a 4,330-word article whose conclusion is that none of its subject-matter is really very important to one’s readers, however much it means to the participants in the story. If … Continue reading

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Getting on with the basics at CEIC as the eDiscovery world spins a little faster

I could sit here all morning trying to come up with a succinct heading which captures everything which is going on in eDiscovery / eDisclosure at the moment. The big things happening at a corporate level have greater long-term significance … Continue reading

Posted in AccessData, CEIC, Clearwell, Data privacy, Data Security, Discovery, e.law International, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Epiq Systems, FTI Technology, Guidance Software, KCura, Nuix, Recommind, Symantec | Leave a comment

UK and US EDisclosure / EDiscovery and Compliance Commonality at IQPC London

There was something for everyone at the IQPC Document Retention and EDisclosure Management Summit in London this week. The Bribery Act gave added incentive for those responsible for information management within organisations; at the other end of the process, prosecutors … Continue reading

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Recommind Webinar – UK Bribery Act: Much Ado About Nothing, Or Game-Changer?

Recommind are presenting a webinar in conjunction with Inside Counsel on Thursday 21 April (that’s this week). The title is The UK Bribery Act: Much Ado About Nothing, Or Game-Changer? and registration is here. The speakers are Mark Mendelsohn, Partner … Continue reading

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Huron Consulting, LDM Global, Hobs Legal Docs and Recommind all move home

In case you are setting off for a meeting in London with Huron Consulting Group, LDM Global or Hobs Legal Docs, you may care to note they have all moved premises in recent weeks. Recommind has also moved, though I … Continue reading

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The relevance of a computer called ‘Watson’ and a television game show to electronic disclosure

A computer with a homely name like ‘Watson’ and a US quiz show may sound like trivialisation of the serious subject of electronic discovery / eDisclosure. Equally, a reference to ‘Probabilistic Latent Semantic Indexing” sounds way over the top for … Continue reading

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Recommind expands in UK and EU with hires and hosting

A couple of years ago, Charles Christian of the Orange Rag observed that whilst other providers made a lot of noise about what they were going to do in the UK market, Recommind quietly got on with making sales. The … Continue reading

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Twitter, bribery and 37 corporate counsel in a big virtual bar

All your highly-polished marketing materials are useless if you do not get them in front of your intended audience and engage with them about it. An article intended merely to point you to a source of messages about the Bribery … Continue reading

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A reminder about some ediscovery sources plus a mini-conference on video

My plan to update the reference section on my website over Christmas was thwarted by the time it took to move from Windows to Office 2011 on the Mac – one of those jobs for which you allocate an hour … Continue reading

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Don’t believe everything you read in the papers

Mark Twain said “The report of my death is an exaggeration” when his obituary was published prematurely. Rudyard Kipling, in similar circumstances, wrote to the offending magazine saying “I’ve just read that I am dead. Don’t forget to delete me … Continue reading

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Predictive coding and defensibility

An article called The Red Herring of Defensibility and Predictive Coding by Craig Carpenter of Recommind on the Inforiskawareness site draws attention again to the technology generally known as “Predictive Coding”. Craig can fight his own corner as to the … Continue reading

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A useful guide to sources on EU Data Privacy Laws

The Guidance Software Newsroom carries a new article by Denise Backhouse of the eData Practice of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP headed Master European Data Privacy Laws. I refer you to it because it is expressly intended as a guide … Continue reading

Posted in AccessData, Alvarez & Marsal, Clearwell, Data privacy, Data Protection, Discovery, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Ernst & Young, EU, FTI Technology, IQPC, KPMG, Litigation Support, Recommind, Symantec, Trilantic | Leave a comment

Welcome to Symantec as a sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project

It is a great pleasure to welcome Symantec as the latest addition to the sponsors of the e-Disclosure Information Project. Earlier today, in my article about Canadian e-discovery (see Lessons from Applied Discovery Proportionality panel in Toronto ) I passed … Continue reading

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A quick eDiscovery trip to Singapore

I got back at dawn this morning from the InnoXcell eDiscovery conference in Singapore. I was only there for the two days of the conference and had only just got back from a one day trip to Toronto to attend … Continue reading

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Having the Acuity to determine Relevance with Predictive Coding

Many commentators have lighted on the paper Crash or Soar – Will the legal community accept “predictive coding?” by Anne Kershaw and Joe Howie, in which they explored whether lawyers will be willing to abide by the results of review … Continue reading

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Turning e-discovery news and views into a community of interest

Those of us who work in e-discovery / e-disclosure get better and better at passing information and views between ourselves.  Web sites, blogs and Twitter allow us to keep up with developments – new products, company news and cases – … Continue reading

Posted in AccessData, Clearwell, Data privacy, Data Protection, Discovery, DocuMatrix, Early Case Assessment, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, EDRM, Electronic disclosure, Epiq Systems, EU, FTI Technology, Guidance Software, KCura, Litigation Support, Masters Conference, Nuix, Recommind, Trilantic | Leave a comment

ILTA 2010 wrap

This is my third (and last) article about ILTA 2010 Strategic Unity which closed in Las Vegas last week. My first article was a scene-setter, designed to give the flavour of the event and to explain why I thought it … Continue reading

Posted in Alvarez & Marsal, CaseLogistix, Clearwell, Discovery, eDisclosure, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Equivio, Ernst & Young, FTI Technology, Guidance Software, iCyte, Integreon, KCura, Litigation Support, Nuix, Recommind, Thomson Reuters, Trilantic | Leave a comment

H5 webinar – The State of Search in 2010

I cannot realistically give notice of every webinar  given on the subject of ediscovery / edisclosure, but there are two coming up which are well worth mentioning. One is by Recommind, next Wednesday, on the UK Electronic Documents Questionnaire, and … Continue reading

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Ark Group eDisclosure conference in London

On my way to London yesterday to chair the Ark Group ediscovery 2010 conference, I read about the deletion of e-mails by an aide to the Qatari royal family (see Guardian article here). The allegation is that 19 e-mails referring … Continue reading

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Recommind Webinar 16 June – Earles v Barclays Bank

I am doing a webinar with Jason Robman of Recommind on Wednesday 16 June at 16.00 BST. It is called The Impact of Earles v Barclays Bank on UK Corporations. Registration is here. Some of the UK e-Disclosure cases recently … Continue reading

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Keeping at work in the Cloud from Las Vegas

I have been here in Las Vegas a little over 24 hours. So far I have been asked by a cop if I have been arrested before, and been blatantly short-changed in Starbucks; I have been to one tourist attraction … Continue reading

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IQPC the best London e-disclosure conference again

The three-day IQPC Information Retention and eDisclosure Management Summit is over for another year. It is the biggest and best conference in the London calendar and one which genuinely aspires to do better each year. Everyone I spoke to seemed … Continue reading

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Imminent reform in prospect for Australian discovery process

Reform of the discovery process in Australia is said to be “imminent”, according to an article in the New Lawyer. The article says that the Attorney General has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission to explore options to promote the … Continue reading

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Recommind webinar: Technology is Changing the Economics of e-Disclosure, Are You Prepared?

My title is the name of a webinar which I am doing with Jason Robman of Recommind on 25 May. Its description reads as follows: The enormous costs and time associated with the e-Disclosure process are staggering, with the document … Continue reading

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Recommind research shows UK companies not ready for e-Disclosure

I spent much of today digging out quotations from judgments whose theme was inexcusable e-Disclosure failures, which I need for a paper which I am writing. We have had a run of cases in the UK where significant costs have … Continue reading

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Applied Discovery launches Reviewitter – a new review tool for e-Discovery

Today, 1 April, Applied Discovery announces the launch of a new review tool. Called Reviewitter, it is designed to allow the truncation and review of unstructured data into 140 character reviewable documents. The press release carriers an endorsement from Greg … Continue reading

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Welcome to Recommind as a sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project

It is very good to be able to extend a warm welcome to Recommind as a new sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project. As the focus for e-Discovery / e-Disclosure turns increasingly on to the way companies collect and manage … Continue reading

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Capturing web pages with iCyte now for the Enterprise

The latest addition to my collection of tools for gathering and storing information is a product called iCyte. I cannot improve on the maker’s own description as follows: iCyte is a browser add-on and web service that lets users save … Continue reading

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Twitter data feeds as a potential source of income for them and discovery material for us

A new survey relies on the ability to analyse Twitter usage, and Twitter has begun a drive to make money from its data feeds. Both point towards the use of Twitter data as discoverable information. I wrote an article last … Continue reading

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Legal Technology Awards 2009

The Legal Technology Awards list is out. The number of categories, providers and products may seem bewildering, but their web sites give a good idea of what they do. Follow some links and see what maps to the problems which … Continue reading

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Packed programme for Masters Conference

The 2009 Masters Conference takes place in Washington on 12 and 13 October. Its title, Global Corporate Change – Navigating Discovery, Risk and Security covers only a fraction of the subjects covered in two days. The best part for me … Continue reading

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Learning in good company at IQPC e-Disclosure Conference in Brussels

I got back late on Thursday from IQPC’s Information Retention and E-Disclosure Management Europe conference in Brussels. I was on three panels on the first day, attended several others, met or re-met countless people, and yet seemed in retrospect to … Continue reading

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Clearing the decks before going to Brussels

I do not pretend that this job is hard work in the way that trying to reach a sales target or managing a large project is hard work. It is far too enjoyable for that. It would, however, be good … Continue reading

Posted in Brussels, Data privacy, Data Protection, Discovery, DocuMatrix, Document Retention, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDisclosure Conferences, eDiscovery, Electronic disclosure, Epiq Systems, EU, Guidance Software, IQPC, KPMG, Litigation Readiness, Litigation Support, Recommind, Regulatory investigation | Leave a comment

The UK is well-placed between the EU and the rest of the eDiscovery world

The first big eDiscovery conference of the autumn is IQPC’s Information Retention and E-Disclosure Management Europe conference in Brussels on 30 September and 1 October. I am going there mainly to take part in a panel organised by Guidance Software … Continue reading

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How was ILTA for you?

There are two halves to the question “How was ILTA for you?”. One is the personal reaction. Did I learn something and see some interesting technology? Did I meet interesting people? Did I have fun? The answer to all these … Continue reading

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Recommind recommends recognising risks of e-disclosure unreadiness

I do not take a great deal of notice of press releases. If they are interesting, everyone else will gamely recycle their contents, and who wants to be like everyone else? If they are not…. you don’t need me to … Continue reading

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No UK law firms at ILTA 2008

After this February’s LegalTech in New York, I wrote a piece called Why no UK lawyers at LegalTech? in which I suggested that UK law firms – partners and/or their senior IT staff – would benefit enormously from a few … Continue reading

Posted in CaseLogistix, Discovery, DocuMatrix, E-Discovery Suppliers, eDisclosure, eDisclosure Conferences, eDiscovery, Epiq Systems, FTI Technology, Guidance Software, ILTA, KCura, KPMG, Kroll, Legal Technology, LexisNexis, Litigation Support, Recommind, Summation, Trilantic | Leave a comment

Keywords not always the key to disclosure

How useful are keywords in refining document populations? They can be a blunt instrument, but it may be proportionate to use blunt instruments as long as everyone involved is aware of the method used. What does it all mean to … Continue reading

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Gremlins delay warning of EDD trolls

Giving your predictions for the year at the end of April is a bit like going to the bookies as the Grand National field crosses the Melling Road for the second time (not that that would have done you much … Continue reading

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