Category Archives: Lit Sup Technical

Ricoh and ACEDS webinar on 8 October: using forensics to track the money

Most of what one reads about the use of forensic tracing of fraud is about the technology. This is neither surprising nor wrong in a world where crime investigators are constantly trying to catch up with technologically-skilled criminals. There is … Continue reading

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AccessData webinar on 22 August: Accelerate incident response through automation

AccessData is giving a webinar on 22 August called Accelerate incident response through automation. Its subject is the need to react very quickly to data breaches, and the ability to do so by the automation of incident response using AccessData’s … Continue reading

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OpenText on-demand webinar: Is TAR 1.0 Dead?

Technology-assisted review is by now established as an appropriate way to meet discovery requirements for litigation and regulatory purposes in most jurisdictions. As with predecessor technologies, TAR has incited debate, filled conference schedules, and appeared in court judgments and opinions. … Continue reading

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Hot crime scenes, Snowballs and the cloud – AccessData on the collection of evidence anywhere

AccessData has been collecting data for criminal and civil purposes for decades. A lot has changed over that time – not just volumes, and the types and sources of data, but the urgency with which it must be collected and … Continue reading

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Inventus webinar and articles on multilingual eDisclosure

Inventus is producing a webinar on 16 July called Accelerating International eDiscovery: The Challenges of Multilingual Litigation. The speakers are Dominic Piernot, eDiscovery Consultant Germany/France at Inventus, John Tinsley, CEO of Iconic Translation Machines, and Jérôme Torres-Lozano, Director of Professional Services … Continue reading

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Interview: Adam Kuhn of OpenText on new technologies and their practical applications

Adam Kuhn is Director, Product Marketing, at OpenText Discovery. I interviewed him at Legaltech in New York, where we talked first about the wide range of technologies which OpenText has collected for the legal market, and then about how they … Continue reading

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Interview: Matthew Geaghan of Nuix on using total data intelligence for compliance and HR purposes

I have had several conversations over the years with Matthew Geaghan of Nuix about the cross-over between eDiscovery tools and skills and other areas beyond eDiscovery. I interviewed him again at Legaltech in New York and asked him where we … Continue reading

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Interview: Matt Lan of icourts on the advance of analytics and technology-assisted review in Australia

icourts is an Australian company offering forensic investigations, data processing, eDiscovery, and related services. It has long been a Relativity partner. At Relativity Fest, I interviewed Matt Lan of icourts and asked him first about the uptake of analytics in … Continue reading

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Previewing the Nuix 2019 Insider Conference in London

As I have reported earlier, the 2019 Nuix Insider Conference takes place at County Hall, Westminster Bridge in London, on 4 April. There is also a Ringtail Nuix User Group meeting and a Partner Summit on 3 April. Jonathan Rees, … Continue reading

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Interview: Grant Whiteley of KordaMentha on the take-up of technology-assisted review in Australia

At Relativity Fest in Chicago, I interviewed Grant Whiteley of Australian advisory and forensics provider KordaMentha. Shortly after that interview, Relativity and KordaMentha announced that KordaMentha had become Australia’s first RelativityOne certified partner. My interview was not about that yet-to-be-announced … Continue reading

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Interview: Andrew Peck of DLA Piper on cross-border discovery and technology-assisted review

I have been interviewing former Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck for several years now, and doing panels with him for even longer. Now retired from the bench, he is senior counsel with DLA Piper. I took the opportunity to interview him … Continue reading

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Interview: Chris Hatfield of FTI Consulting on changing trends in forensic data collections

Christopher Hatfield is an expert in digital forensics, cyber and eDiscovery at FTI Consulting in London. I spoke to him recently about changing trends in forensic data collections.   Chris Hatfield said that Google and Microsoft now have discovery interfaces … Continue reading

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Interview: Xavier Diokno of Consilio talks about helping clients with the use of analytics in eDiscovery

It is still true to say that many lawyers do not understand the value of analytics nor the value which an external consultant can bring to their use. Xavier Diokno is Senior Director, Data Analytics at Consilio. In this interview, … Continue reading

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Significant locations in IOS and the spying potential of domestic smart meters

US lawyer and forensic investigator Craig Ball turns up in these pages quite often because he and I have a common interest in the easy availability of evidence from the devices which most of us carry and which, with or … Continue reading

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Interview: Craig Ball on how mobile data increases lawyers’ ability to uncover the truth

I wrote recently about an article by Craig Ball called Mobile to the Mainstream, part of Craig’s mission to make lawyers more aware of the prevalence and value of mobile data. At Relativity Fest, I had the opportunity to interview … Continue reading

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AI and more at ILTA Insight in London on 14 November

ILTA, the International Legal Technology Association, is best known for its big annual event in the US. For many years, it has also put on a one-day event in London called ILTA Insight. That takes place this year on 14 … Continue reading

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Consilio’s search for differentiated solutions takes it to DiscoverReady

A little over half a year has passed since Consilio acquired Advanced Discovery. Now it has acquired DiscoverReady, bringing its presence to more than 70 offices, review centres and data centres in 11 countries. In the Consilio press release, Consilio … Continue reading

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Discovery messages for participants and for investigators in an alleged murder plot

I had no sooner finished reading Craig Ball’s article Mobile to the Mainstream (I wrote about that here), when the Times published the report [£] of the trial of participants in an alleged murder attempt last year. The trial continues, so … Continue reading

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Mobile to the mainstream – Craig Ball on proportionate retrieval of mobile data

US forensics expert and trial lawyer Craig Ball has two attributes which are valuable – he knows what he is talking about, and he writes about it clearly and persuasively. In addition, much of what he says applies in jurisdictions … Continue reading

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Ricoh eDiscovery webinar on 18 October: Activating Active Learning

At Relativity Fest in Chicago, Ricoh eDiscovery ran a session called Activating Active Learning in which they showed how the incorporation of technology like Active Learning can help lawyers perform more timely, cost-effective and streamlined document reviews. The session was … Continue reading

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Links to articles on technology-assisted review and on court acceptance of technology

Conference season is here, and by mid-October I will have spent 15 out 30 days at, or travelling to and from, foreign conferences. That inevitably reduces the number of articles I can write. It may be helpful, however, if I … Continue reading

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Coming down to earth at the Masters Conference in London

As we sat on the 32nd floor of Broadgate Tower for the Masters Conference last week, a series of people came past the window. Was there a metaphor here, I wondered, for lawyers’ adoption of technology? These people were brave; … Continue reading

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Vince Neicho of Integreon on outsourcing for smaller firms and for barristers

It is perhaps not surprising that when discovery stories are told, the focus is on the bigger cases. Talking to Vince Neicho of Integreon, I asked him if there was a role for outsourcing review in smaller matters and for … Continue reading

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The portability of eDiscovery skills – from lawyer to regulator via a career in technology

The career of my friend Patrick Burke illustrates the range of opportunities open to those with legal and technology skills. One of the themes which recurs as I speak and write about eDiscovery and its related disciplines is that skills … Continue reading

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Brainspace integrates with RelativityOne

Cyxtera’s augmented intelligence platform, Brainspace, is now fully compatible with RelativityOne, the cloud version of Relativity’s widely-used eDiscovery platform. Brainspace uses analytics and visualisations to help users make faster and more informed data decisions. Integrating Brainspace with RelativityOne brings the … Continue reading

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How to use Continuous Active Learning for disclosure – a UK user view

Ed Spencer is a Senior Associate at Taylor Wessing. It was his affidavit which provided much of the technical information used by Master Matthews in giving his blessing to the solution agreed between the parties in Pyrrho. Ed Spencer and … Continue reading

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Ricoh and ACEDS webinar on 7 August: School’s out – let’s stay connected – the Internet of Things

David Greetham is VP, eDiscovery Sales and Operations at Ricoh USA, Inc. Ricoh is a supporter of ACEDS (Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists), who are running a series of webinars throughout the summer. David Greetham is the presenter of one … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar on 23 July: evolving intelligence-driven digital investigations

Nuix is presenting a webinar on 23 July with the title Scaling for the future: evolving your intelligent-driven digital investigations. The presenter is Stuart Clarke, Global Head of Security and Intelligence. The theme is that there is ever more data … Continue reading

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Free 30 day trial of Quin-C from AccessData

Earlier this year, AccessData launched Quin-C, its new solution for data access, processing, and analysis, designed to enable investigators of every skill level to conduct more accurate and advanced investigations in shorter timescales. One of its strengths is its ability … Continue reading

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Topics of interest at UK and EU eDiscovery / eDisclosure events so far in 2018

As the world pushes off for the summer, it is perhaps worth summarising the subjects which have proved of interest to those attending eDiscovery events so far this year. The attention in this article is on those I have attended, … Continue reading

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Approval of technology-assisted review in courts around the world

At Ricoh’s Technology in Practice in Toronto last November, I moderated a panel called TAR Trends around the World. The panellists were US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck (now retired from the bench and a Senior Counsel at DLA Piper), Maura … Continue reading

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Craig Earnshaw of FTI on the role of a technology consulting practice

Part of what I try to do is to encourage new entrants into a business which continues to expand both in importance and in global revenue, offering opportunities to people with a range of qualifications, skills and attitudes. I was … Continue reading

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Interview: David Greetham of Ricoh – a London data centre and an active learning case study

David Greetham is Vice President of eDiscovery Sales and Operations at Ricoh Legal in the US. I caught up with him at Relativity Fest in London and asked him about Ricoh’s plans for discovery and related subjects beyond North America. … Continue reading

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Interview: Cliff Dutton of Epiq on innovation and disruption in eDiscovery

Cliff Dutton is Chief Innovation Officer at Epiq. I took part in a US panel discussion with him years ago and was glad to catch up with him at Legaltech in New York in February. The word “innovation” is used … Continue reading

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Growing awareness of the importance of social media in civil and criminal courts

The importance of social media, including pictures, video, audio and  and the increasing volume of potential evidence created on phones and tablets, has been properly receiving much attention recently. It brings with it questions of costs, cuts, and proportionality as … Continue reading

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Interview: Ben Shellie of Intelligent Voice on searching and reviewing audio in eDiscovery

At Relativity Fest in London, I spoke to Ben Shellie, CEO of Intelligent Voice. Intelligent Voice, Ben Shellie said, makes software designed to make audio review as simple as any other document review. It takes voice recordings, turns them into … Continue reading

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Consilio webinar on 13 June: mobile devices and the changing landscape of eDiscovery

The merger between Consilio and Advanced Discovery, which I wrote about here, has now taken place. The combined company is presenting a webinar on 13 June with the title Mobile devices and the changing landscape of eDiscovery. The amount of … Continue reading

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Two Canada-based events on 13 and 14 June: Using Active Learning for accelerated review

Relativity, Ricoh eDiscovery and Commonwealth Legal are between them presenting two events this week with the title Using Active Learning for accelerated document review. The first is a discussion / presentation on 13 June at 4.00pm in Toronto. The subjects … Continue reading

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Interview: Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald on the need for eDiscovery training for judges and litigators

I take every opportunity to interview Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald. Over the years we have discussed her involvement in the leading TAR case Irish Bank Resolution v Quinn, the use of eDiscovery tools and skills for non-disputes purposes, the … Continue reading

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Revisiting our panel in Canada as a model for straightforward explanation of technology-assisted review

If I come back now to a panel I moderated on technology-assisted review last November, it is partly because I think we are about to see a new focus on the use of TAR to achieve proportionate eDiscovery beyond the … Continue reading

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The UK Serious Fraud Office takes OpenText Axcelerate

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has an investigative role which is rather different from that of most regulators or law firms. It is investigator and prosecutor, taking on only seven to ten new cases each year, each of which … Continue reading

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ACEDS UK discussion on 16 May: demystifying blockchain

Since its establishment in 2016, the UK chapter of ACEDS (the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists) has been organising panel discussions in London which have rightly attracted large audiences. The next one, on 16 May, is called Demystifying Blockchain – What … Continue reading

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Interview: Nick Robertson of Relativity gives a summary of Relativity Fest 2017

With Relativity Fest London nearly upon us (it is on 1 May) it is timely to publish an interview which I did with Nick Robertson, Chief Operating Officer at Relativity at the end of last October’s Relativity Fest in Chicago … Continue reading

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Interview: Brandon Mack of Epiq on advanced eDiscovery technology

Brandon Mack is Director, Analytics and Advanced Technologies at Epiq. I have interviewed him before, and jumped at the chance to do so again at this year’s Legaltech because of his succinct and positive descriptions of the way technology can … Continue reading

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ACEDS and AccessData webinar on 11 April: ensuring defensible preservation and collection

The US Federal Rule of Evidence 902 (14) allows a forensic investigator to confirm that electronic evidence is authentic without having to appear in person to testify to that effect. AccessData, makers of AD eDiscovery and other forensic tools, is … Continue reading

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Interview: Hal Marcus of OpenText on managing risk and uncovering value in data

I have been interviewing Hal Marcus since his Recommind days, always getting useful insights into current topics on eDiscovery and analytics. Recommind is now owned by OpenText and, more recently, OpenText has acquired Guidance Software. Catching up with Hal Marcus … Continue reading

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Interview: Stephen Stewart of Nuix on the changing corporate uses of data analytics

Stephen Stewart is Chief Technology Officer at investigations and cyber security software company Nuix. I talked to him at Legaltech New York about the ever-wider uses for eDiscovery skills and tools, about the uses for artificial intelligence, and about our … Continue reading

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A roundup of reactions to the proposed new disclosure rule

I wrote here about a helpful presentation, under the auspices of ACEDS and moderated by Vince Neicho of Integreon, about the proposed new disclosure rule. Since then, the date has passed for representations to the working party and it is … Continue reading

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iCONECT partnership brings “blockchain-hardened” encryption to eDiscovery data

The management of eDiscovery data brings conflicting challenges. Data must be accessible to those who need to see it but kept away from others. Logs recording steps in the process must be transparent but the results of that process and … Continue reading

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BLP claims a win for predictive coding after the BCA Trading trial

I use the term “predictive coding” in this article because that is the term used a) in the relevant judgment, b) by BLP whose successful use of the technology is the subject of the article, and c) by FTI Consulting, … Continue reading

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Interview: Matthew Geaghan of Nuix on using eDiscovery tools and skills for security, privacy and IG

One of my recurring themes in my occasional interviews with Matthew Geaghan of Nuix is the ever-wider application of eDiscovery skills and tools to tasks and functions beyond eDiscovery. As he says in this interview, it is “all about the … Continue reading

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AccessData introduces Quin-C for forensic investigations

AccessData has been in the business of producing forensic investigation software for decades. Its latest development in digital investigation technology is called Quin-C which is designed to speed up data access, processing and analysis and to offer a customisable user … Continue reading

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Interview: Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald on technology, culture and rules in Irish discovery

When I first saw the length of my interview with Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald, filmed at Relativity Fest in Chicago, I wondered if I ought to pare it down a little. Having listened to it, I find the whole … Continue reading

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Honouring Judge Peck and Judge Francis as they retire from the bench

On 27 February, Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law is the host for an evening in honour of retired US Magistrate Judge James Francis and about-to-retire US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck. You will deduce from its title From Da Silva … Continue reading

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Ricoh launches Remlox data collection service with clear appeal to users

“…users can collect request a collection in the morning… and be reviewing their data that same evening, utilising one of Ricoh’s’s several document review tools. There is no technological knowledge required by the end user, nor hardware requirement…” This description … Continue reading

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Interview: Kelly Atherton of NightOwl Discovery talks about the increasing use of analytics in eDiscovery

Kelly Atherton is Senior Analytics and Review Manager at NightOwl Discovery. I have interviewed her before and was glad to have the chance to do so again at Relativity Fest in Chicago. As subject, as before, was the growing use … Continue reading

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The Sedona Conference publishes Data Privacy Primer and BYOD Principles and Guidance

The Sedona Conference remains the most thoughtful of the organisations producing guidance for those involved in electronic discovery in all its forms. Two recent publications are of particular interest, one about privacy and one on BYOD – Bring Your Own … Continue reading

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AccessData: a webinar, a conference, ACEDS affiliation and more

I generally stick to single subjects in these blog posts, but AccessData has been busy announcing things and it is convenient to combine them in a single post. Webinar on 17 January I have written before about the current series … Continue reading

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Evidence on smartphones, in photographs and on social media

Today brings us news of a criminal prosecution, for rape, which was withdrawn at trial when a newly-instructed prosecuting barrister first uncovered data on a phone which destroyed the prosecution case. The police knew of the information, indeed had it … Continue reading

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OpenText article on challenges to TAR process in SDNY

Adam Kuhn of OpenText reports in an article headed SDNY Rejects Challenges to TAR Process Despite Missteps, Upholds Reasonableness Standard on a case in the Southern District of New York whose focus is on the transparency required from a party using … Continue reading

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Interview: Matthew Geaghan of Nuix on collecting data from mobile devices

One of the main enhancements to Nuix 7.4 is improved ability to collect data from mobile devices, including call histories, email, messaging and communication patterns across multiple sources. At ILTA in Las Vegas I spoke to Matthew Geaghan of Nuix … Continue reading

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Exploring computer forensics and employment law – FTI in London on 16 November

A number of those who follow me on Twitter are employment lawyers and they are often the ones who react when I post or tweet something about data arising from forensic investigations. There are others (or perhaps the same people) … Continue reading

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iCONECT webinar on multimedia discovery is now online

A few weeks ago, I moderated a webinar presented jointly by iCONECT and ACEDS called Did you see that?… how video / audio are changing the way we win cases. The presenters were Ian Campbell, CEO of iCONECT, and Rob … Continue reading

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Putting the spotlight back on disclosure in England and Wales

A couple of articles, both published today, deserve attention from those interested in disclosure in England and Wales and, specifically, in the courts’ approach to it. One, by Kerry Underwood, is headed Disclosure cut by 90% by Commercial Court. The … Continue reading

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Recommind | OpenText webinar on 28 September: 3 Key dashboards for eDiscovery success

OpenText Discovery, the new guise of Recommind and its flagship eDiscovery product Axcelerate, are presenting a webinar on 28 September called 3 key dashboards for eDiscovery success. The webinar’s aim is to go beyond the mechanics of eDiscovery and to … Continue reading

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How multimedia data is changing the way we win cases: webinar on 14 September with iCONECT and ACEDS

The expression “multimedia” still has the whiff of leisure about it – the once exciting idea that entertainment can be delivered to us in various active forms for us to watch and listen to. A great deal of much more … Continue reading

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ILTACON 2017 – and the ship sails on

Despite its title, this post is not about Fellini’s 1983 film And the Ship Sails On in which a great liner is unexpectedly attacked just before the big event which was the purpose of the voyage, leaving Freddie Jones sharing a … Continue reading

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OpenText extends its reach again with the acquisition of Guidance Software

The once-straitforward business of eDiscovery has extended its reach, its software and its skills into related areas, embracing ever-wider concepts of information management. As it has done so, the market has seen increasing consolidation as bigger companies buy smaller ones … Continue reading

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Webinar on 8 August from EDRM and NightOwl Discovery: practical tips for a successful first TAR project

EDRM / Duke Law is running a series of webinars designed to help lawyers and judges on various aspects of technology-assisted review. It is part of preparation for the Duke Conference on TAR to be held in Arlington on 7 … Continue reading

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Managing data with Nuix Insight

Nuix brings together the disciplines of investigations, eDiscovery, cyber security and information governance, all of which involve extracting and managing useful information from data. An article called Nuix Insight: a natural progression, traces the development of successive Nuix products to … Continue reading

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Interview: Jeff Schmidt of Park IP Translations talks about language management and its use with Relativity

One of the benefits of kCura’s Relativity is the ability it gives to specialist software companies to incorporate their own applications into it in a way which allows them to tap into Relativity’s core strengths. One such speciality is the … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting: issues and best practices for dealing with structured data

An article by David Turner, a Senior Managing Director in FTI’s Consulting’s Data and Analytics practice, summarises the things organisations ought to have in mind when preserving structured data for potential production in future litigation or investigations. Called Structured data: … Continue reading

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Interview: Melinda Kunjasich of Epiq on the use of predictive coding

I recently interviewed Melinda Kunjasich, Senior Director, Document Review Services at Epiq in London. I was interested to find out about the support which Epiq gives to clients using predictive coding and about how this fits into their analytics strategy … Continue reading

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Eversheds Sutherland take OpenText Discovery in the cloud

The story underlying this article is that OpenText Discovery, has sold cloud licences to Eversheds Sutherland in London, enabling the firm to take control of the management of eDisclosure without having to be responsible for the software and infrastructure. There … Continue reading

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A wide range of topics at the AccessData User Summit

I went last month to the AccessData User Summit at an attractive resort in San Diego. I moderated or took part in four panels, learnt a lot, met up with old acquaintances and made new ones. It was an extremely … Continue reading

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Interview: Colin Shepheard of Lineal on the use of analytics in Relativity

One of the dominant themes at Relativity Fest in London (my report on that is here) was the increasing use of Relativity Analytics for solving electronic disclosure problems. While there, I interviewed Colin Shepheard, Director of Project Management at Lineal, … Continue reading

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On the iCONECT blog: Netflix as a model for explaining technology assisted review

How do you explain sophisticated technology to people who are not only new to the subject but are by nature resistant to it? Technologists have always tried to use parallels from their users’ experience either as an illustration of concepts … Continue reading

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David Horrigan of kCura interviews Judge Peck on points of International eDiscovery

Among the people on my list for video interviews at Relativity Fest London (I wrote about that here) were US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck and David Horrigan of kCura. It occurred to me that I could save some time by … Continue reading

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Reminder: TAR discussion with Maura Grossman in London on 13 June

This is a reminder that there is a discussion called Technology-Assisted Review: fact or fiction? to be held at the offices of Morgan Lewis in London on 13 June. The speakers are Maura Grossman, Gordon Cormack and Tess Blair of … Continue reading

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The Nuix Black Report on cybercrime: knowing your enemy

The Nuix Black Report on cybercrime was published in February. Leaving it to simmer a while has shown its value, as cyber incidents like WannaCry show the value of the understanding and planning which the report urges. There is a … Continue reading

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OpenText Discovery webinar on 1 June: Predictive coding is for every matter

The title of OpenText’s webinar, Predictive coding is for every matter, is almost enough on its own to tell you what it is about. Its main theme is that machine learning is not just for discovery but as an extension … Continue reading

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Steven Whitaker, former QBD Senior Master, talks about technology-assisted review and the CPR

When Steven Whitaker was Senior Master in the Queen’s Bench Division, he was responsible for Practice Direction 31B and the Electronic Documents Questionnaire, and for the decision in Goodale v Ministry of Justice which was the first (and until very … Continue reading

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Reminder: DESI VII in London on 12 June

DESI stands for Discovery of Electronically Stored Information. I have already written about DESI VII at Kings College London on 13 June. There is a draft programme here from which you will see that it is chaired by Jason Baron … Continue reading

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Nuix User Exchange 17 to 20 September at Huntington Beach

Registration has opened for the 2017 Nuix User Exchange to take place, as before, at Huntington Beach in California. I was there last year and found it both valuable and enjoyable, as you might deduce from the article I wrote … Continue reading

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Relativity Fest London – a rounded eDisclosure conference not just a trade show

As I noted when I wrote about it in advance, kCura’s Relativity Fest London has been moving over the years to become a full-blown eDiscovery / eDisclosure event and not just a platform for launching kCura initiatives and for networking. There … Continue reading

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Morgan Lewis discussion in London on 13 June – Technology-Assisted Review: Fact or Fiction?

Morgan Lewis is organising a panel discussion at its London office on 13 June with the title Technology-Assisted Review: Fact or Fiction? The speakers are Tess Blair of Morgan Lewis, Maura Grossman of University of Waterloo and Maura Grossman Law, … Continue reading

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ACEDS UK event on 27 July: artificial intelligence

I have much enjoyed the two events which I have moderated in London for ACEDS UK Chapter. If you missed it, you may like to see the video of our GDPR panel. The next ACEDS UK event is on 27 … Continue reading

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Interview: Jon Lavinder of Epiq talks about emerging data and technology-assisted review

Jon Lavinder is Director, Technology-Assisted Review, at DTI. DTI has now merged with Epiq to become one of the largest players in the eDiscovery market and one with more experience of technology-assisted review than many others. In this interview, John … Continue reading

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Interview: Brandon Mack of Epiq – technology assisted review in the real world

I interviewed Brandon Mack of Epiq recently, and opened by asking him what he meant by technology-assisted review. We went on to discuss how technology is changing the practice of lawyers, the widening scope of projects which use eDiscovery tools … Continue reading

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Hal Marcus of OpenText on AI and the increasing take-up of predictive coding by lawyers

Hal Marcus is Director of Product Marketing at Recommind, an OpenText company. He is one of the more eloquent proponents of the use of predictive coding, not just as a technical matter, but as a significant advance on the way … Continue reading

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DTI invests in Valora Technologies for auto-classification, predictive analytics and data mining

The merger last year of DTI and Epiq made one of the largest and most significant players in the global legal technology market. I recently interviewed Keith Conley, President and COO at DTI, who emphasised (among other things) the in-house … Continue reading

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Welcome to Brainspace as a sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project

I am delighted to say that Brainspace has become the latest sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project. Brainspace creates machine-learning software designed to analyze massive amounts of unstructured data very quickly. Brainspace explores data – not just words and phrases, … Continue reading

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kCura’s London Relativity Fest on 25 April

kCura has organised a London event since 2013. It has had various names since then, most recently the “Relativity Spring Roadshow”, but I was not the only one who always thought of it as Relativity Fest London in line with kCura’s … Continue reading

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Getting informed about choosing to work differently at the British Legal Technology Forum ’17

I have not been before to the British Legal Technology Forum. Most of the events I attend have eDiscovery / eDisclosure at their heart, and I had sensed (perhaps wrongly) that most of the exhibitors and the talks have been … Continue reading

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In government as in business, having no institutional memory means waste and lost opportunity

A Twitter thread from George Peretz QC draws attention to an article from the Institute for Government called Policy reinvention leads to huge waste and little progress. In a series of tweets, Peretz laments the lack of institutional memory in … Continue reading

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Giving a sense-check to data from sentiment analysis and other analytical tools

An interesting article called The sentiment at Legalweek 2017 by Angela Bunting, Director of eDiscovery at Nuix, considers the value of sentiment analysis tools. Angela Bunting took data relating to Legaltech – tweets with relevant hashtags and blog posts – … Continue reading

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