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Kroll Discovery - New Frontiers in eDiscovery

Welcome to the second New Frontiers in Ediscovery Report from KrolLDiscovery In last year’s report we highlighted the rapid international expansion in the use of ediscovery techniques and technologies by law firms and their clients, as well as the huge progress made in the capabilities of ediscovery itself.  Read the report today.

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IICE Magazine

In anticipation to the 11th edition of IICE, behold the IICE Magazine 2016! Covering issues such as why was predictive coding approved in court? What does a CEO need to look out for when considering the litigation of data protection? What is the global impact of GDPR? and so much more! The IICE Magazine takes an in-depth look at the challenges your industry is facing in this digital age! Download your complimentary copy here today! 

Information Governance for the real world

Recent headlines describing cyber attacks and leaked private communications make most organizations worry, “Can this happen to us?”

Yet, information security breaches are just one of many information risks that companies are struggling to come to grips with. Faced with this latest threat, will companies respond by throwing resources only at this latest challenge, or will they respond with a broader strategy that links information risks across the enterprise?

10th Anniversary Information Governance and eDiscovery Magazine

To celebrate a decade of embracing new ways of governing and discovering information, Legal iQ presents: The 10th Anniversary Information Governance and eDiscovery Magazine. Our magazine introduces you to just a few of the breathtaking themes taking place this year:
Is Information Governance dead? 
What should you know about practicing proactive Information Governance and what are the most useful tools? 
How to ascertain an appropriate data remediation plan to dispose of useless information to your business and regulatory bodies. 
Should all data be saved and stored in the Big Data age?
The impact of securing convictions after the ‘born-digital’ electronic files evolution 
Insight from: ICC, Jackson Lewis LLP, Drinker Biddle and Reath LLP, kCura, Barclays and many more. 

The 2015 Edition of 10 Commandments of Information Governance & eDiscovery

Sanjay Bhandari, Partner, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services at EY and author of this whitepaper explains: "Five years ago, it was all about email. Not any more. Our clients want insight from all of their data sources, be that email, audio, video or trade records. They want value beyond the confines of the particular incident being managed and want to manage their data to better manage those risks going forward. To my mind, there are Ten Commandments of Information Governance and eDiscovery you should be focused on." Download now to find out more

Technology Assisted Review: Using analytics and predictive coding while maintaining integrity in the discovery process by NightOwl Discovery

There are many ways in which technology can be used to significantly increase the accuracy and speed of a review, thus reducing risk and cost. These can be split into two broad categories; those which arrange documents for review in a manner which facilitates the process (referred to as Analytics), and those which support the decision-making process (referred to as Predictive Coding). Both sets of technologies are often referred to under the heading of Technology Assisted Review, or ‘TAR’. 

Seed Sets: The Disclosure Debate - by NightOwl Discovery

Increasing awareness and acceptance of technology-assisted review (TAR) in discovery has unleashed a spirited debate focused on the degree to which the disclosure of TAR workflows/methods used in discovery is necessary or appropriate. Download the whitepaper to find out more. 

Hot Topics in Information Governance and eDiscovery

As the legal and technological landscape of eDiscovery gets more complex, the stakes are getting higher. Here at Legal IQ, we have had our fingers on the pulse of these changes and have been documenting them in articles and interviews. Now, ahead of the 9th Information Governance and eDiscovery Summit, Legal IQ is proud to bring you a select sampling of the hottest content on the most exciting topics from interesting case studies to incisive interviews.

I.I.C.E Attendee List 2017

Take a look at this sample delegate list giving you an idea of who is attending in 2017.

Articles

The Power Shift: Global Data Privacy Developments

Recent years have witnessed vast shifts in global data privacy through disruptive legal developments. A major trend evident, as a result, is the move towards empowering the consumer and the weakening of corporations’ ability to have more control over the use of PII (personally identifiable information). Some believe that the prevalence of this trend is only going to accelerate. This piece looks at the latest landmark legislative developments and how businesses should best position themselves to synchronize with the shifting global data privacy laws.

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Top Action Points For Dealing With The Data Explosion

What are your Information Governance weaknesses? Have you been able to balance the importance and impact of Information Governance with cost? What about embracing the legal Cloud?

The landscape of Information Governance and eDiscovery has changed. Technology is constantly evolving and as the demands of eDiscovery and compliance apply more pressure on systems, industry specialists need to understand the best practices for navigating in a maturing market where being able to leverage Big Data and utilising the benefits of the cloud could be the key to success.

This infographic brings together key action points from industry professionals on the impact of new technology in information discovery.

General Data Protection Regulation Assessment: The Clock Is Ticking

Ahead of the 2017 IICE forum, we surveyed professionals in a variety of countries to test the state of affairs with data protection as the deadline for the EU’s general data protection regulation creeps ever closer.

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Dealing with Diverse Information Streams in eDiscovery

Information in an organisation is nowcoming from a range of sources and being stored in differing formats andlocations. Integrating these information streams into a companies processes isvital to prevent information requests becoming painful and protracted says MattWard, Ediscovery & Corporate Compliance Officer at Barclays InvestmentBank. In this interview, Matt discusses diverse information streams and storageheadaches such as cloud storage.

How can Predictive Coding Aid in the eDiscovery Process?

Technology is a driving trend in the eDiscovery field and predictive coding is one of the more promising areas, with teams now looking to see how its integration can help them in the eDiscovery process. We spoke with Susannah Hanton Group Legal Litigation Lawyer Lloyds Banking Group about how this integration can be best achieved.

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5 Reasons why your law firm should attend IICE

The digital explosion has changed the way data is managed and as a result investigations, compliance, information governance and eDiscovery have challenges which law firms could not anticipate! IICE 2017 aims to solve the problems law firms are facing in this technology driven age whilst providing innovative solutions to improve strategy! Click her to discover 5 reasons which your law firm should attend IICE 2016!

The twelve mantras of IICE

The challenges within Information Management, Investigations, Compliance and eDiscovery are many but we've narrowed it down to 12 solutions to ensure you achieve success in all departments. 

The twelve mantras of IICE delves into the key problems the industry is facing in 2016/17 and provides the necessary steps to enable your company to overcome these difficulties and continue successfully.

Download your complimentary copy here! 

In-house interview: Jayne Rothman, Epiq Systems

Jayne Rothman, general counsel at Epiq Systems discussed the changes to the Safe Harbour provisions.


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Who's attending in 2016?

A sneak peak at who is attending and who you can meet on site at the 11th edition of IICE

Articles

New tool to tackle economic crime - The announcement by the Ministry of Justice on Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Plans for a new tool to tackle economic crime were published today for consultation by Solicitor General Edward Garnier QC and Justice Minister Crispin Blunt. Under Deferred Prosecution Agreements, companies would agree to publically admit wrongdoing, and meet tough conditions such as payment of substantial penalties, undertaking internal reform and submitting to regular review and monitoring. The whole process would be overseen by a judge and the threat of full prosecution would remain hanging over a company should they fail to comply with the agreement.

Decision Making In eDiscovery, Investigations, Information Management & Compliance

Around 90% of IICE event attendees sit within decision making units. In addition to this as the majority of attendees have global responsibility, inevitably they will face significant pressure to make the right decisions in the situations they have to handle. With this in mind we gained insight from a panel of experts regarding best practice measures in situations that could be faced regarding eDiscovery, Investigations, Data Management and compliance. Expert Panel: Mickael Santoro Specialising in Due Diligence Investigations Chiara Rustici, Independent Analyst, EU Privacy Simon Scales, Head of Investigations (EMEA) Business Integrity, BP Elizabeth Messud, Legal Director, Kingfisher

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Kroll Discovery - New Frontiers in eDiscovery

Welcome to the second New Frontiers in Ediscovery Report from KrolLDiscovery In last year’s report we highlighted the rapid international expansion in the use of ediscovery techniques and technologies by law firms and their clients, as well as the huge progress made in the capabilities of ediscovery itself.  Read the report today.

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Advice from Counsel: An Inside Look at Streamlining E-Discovery Programs

In the fall of 2011, Ari Kaplan interviewed 31 in-house lawyers from predominantly Fortune 1000 companies with e-discovery responsibilities for their advice to peers on streamlining and reducing the cost of e-discovery. While the advice ranged from key considerations for selecting software and services, to thoughts on the latest e-discovery buzzwords and trends, comments focused on four key areas.

Top Five Tips to Save Money on eDisclosure

With data volumes and sources increasing almost exponentially, controlling the increasing costs in eDiscovery is a real concern for all legal teams. In this article Andrew Haslam, expert in litigation support; strategy and implementation lays out his 5 top tips for reducing costs in eDisclosure.

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eDisclosure Information Project

A blog by Chris Dale of the UK-based eDisclosure Information Project, with commentary about the rules, the technology and the practice of eDiscovery / eDisclosure in the UK, the US and any jurisdiction where the discovery of electronic documents is required for civil litigation or for regulatory purposes.


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The Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland launches a Good Practice Discovery Guide As will be clear from other references on this site, I am interested in developments in discovery practice in any jurisdiction for which eDiscovery is required by the rules of local civil procedure.

My most recent involvement in this respect was in Hong Kong where I took part in a panel discussion on the proposed Hong Kong eDiscovery Practice Direction which is closely modelled on Practice Direction 31B in England and Wales.

The Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland has just released a Good Practice Discovery Guide which you can get from the CLAI website here. As with the Good Practice Guide to eDiscovery published last year (I wrote about it here) Mr Justice Frank Clark has been closely involved in its production. Another common feature between the two guides has been the involvement of Simon Collins of Ernst & Young Ireland.

Mr Justice Clarke is one of the speakers at the IQPC Information Governance and eDiscovery Summit to be held in London on 13-15 May where we will have the opportunity of hearing from him about eDiscovery developments in Ireland.

Interviews

Fresh Perspectives on eDiscovery - An Interview Between Drew Macaulay and Damian Murphy

Taking a fresh view on a topic can often give new found insights and put objectives in perspective.

With this in mind, Drew Macaulay, Managing Director at Consilio interviewed Damian Murphy, Barrister at Indicium Chambers on his financial view of eDiscovery.

Damian describes how concepts such as performance projection, balance sheets and 'lawyers as accountant' fit into the eDiscovery context. Learn more about this predictive and quantitative viewpoint by listening to our exclusive podcast.

Listen to the podcast or download the transcript


Whitepapers

Next Generation Data Collection

The time, cost, and risk associated with collecting critical electronically stored information during discovery has grown as data volumes have continued to expand worldwide. However, traditional data collection approaches have largely failed to meet the needs of the legal community in today’s market. Next generation Targeted Collection perfectly compliments Symantec Enterprise Vault™ by providing another way to defensibly reduce data volumes at the beginning of each matter, so less time and money is spent on downstream data processing and attorney review.

Podcasts

How to Stay out of Trouble in Data Management Compliance – Top Tips from

Alex Laumans Executive Director, Global Legal & Compliance Control Framework at UBS speaks to Jim Vint Managing Director of Navigant, about data management and compliance challenges for international financial institutions. He runs through the current compliance concerns facing global financial institutions today, how the ongoing collaboration of regulators have either assisted or hindered in the compliance process, and a host of other pressing areas within the edisclosure space.

Big Data, Better Data at the FCA- An Interview with Keith Foggon and Sanjay Bhandari

In this Legal IQ podcast, Sanjay Bhandari Partner, Forensic Technology and eDisclosure Services at EY interviews Keith Foggon Head of Digital Evidence Unit Financial Conduct Authority. They discuss how eDisclosure is handled in the FCA and how increasingly, the trend is towards better data, not necessarily more data. Additionally, the ever tricky topic of audio data is raised.

Presentations

E-data: How to avoid boiling the ocean and other short stories

Chapter 1 – Where it all began - lessons learned from records retention.
Chapter 2 – Time at sea – How do we deal with this massive subject?
Chapter 3 – Building a business case for email archiving and management.
Chapter 4 – E-discovery. Making progress without the need for a burning platform.

Ed Walker
Senior Corporate Counsel & Head of Legal Central Europe,
Wolseley Group

Interviews

Building Compliance from Scratch at McAfee- An Interview between Ron Wills and Brandon Daniels

In the changing eDiscovery landscape; with new technology, new case law and new policy, it is more important than ever to have a sustainable and thorough compliance framework.

Brandon Daniels, President of Clutch Group interviewed Ron H Wills, senior director of Legal Affairs, Governance, Risk and Compliance at McAfee about building a compliance framework from scratch at one of the biggest tech companies in the world.

Ron discusses concerns companies can have in regard to regulatory exposure. He also offers advice for companies grappling with the control of their information and ensuring that they’ve got a programme that meets requirements from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

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Whitepapers

LDM Global: A Perspective on European Privacy Protection

This white paper examines the scope of data privacy protection laws, the confusion around compliance and the considerations law firms and corporations with international legal matters should take to protect themselves and clients against sanctions or litigation. It provides a perspective on European Data Privacy laws and their impact on U.S. eDiscovery matters that involve data in European countries. It is not a legal opinion but a summary of current law and considerations for compliance with the EU Privacy Directive as well as the EU Data Protection Regulation. It covers the purpose of the directive, the intent of the proposed Regulation, a historical perspective on European privacy protection, blocking statutes of individual countries, scope of the directive, Safe Harbor applicability, risk for non compliance and consideration for compliance.

Best Practices in Managed Document Review by Integreon

This paper outlines recommended best practices for managing document review - a basic best practice guide - having as its goals the design of an efficient, cost-effective and defensible workflow yielding consistent and correct work product.

LDM Global: Data Retention Policies to Keep You Out Of Harms Way

When potential litigation arises for almost any area of a business, from human resources to development, for disputes ranging from harassment claims or intellectual property disputes, how does a company protect itself?

What happens when the legal department sends out an alert about potential litigation and the need to preserve and gather all the electronic documents owned or edited by the employees involved in a matter?

Defensible Disposal Of Data: IBM Solution Eliminates Corporate “Junk”

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Editor interviews Deidre Paknad, Vice President of IBM’s Information Lifecycle Governance (ILG) Solutions Business, former CEO of PSS Systems, and founder of the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC) about the need for companies to proactively address the burdens and costs of e-discovery, such as by developing information governance strategies that provide for the defensible disposal of dat

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Getting started on the information governance journey

Developing a legally-led information governance strategy

• Have we got a problem?
• Why drive change from the legal department?
• How do I start on the journey to information governance?
• How do I set up an in-house team?
• People
• Process
• Technology
• How do I monitor and improve the process?

Sanjay Bhandari
Partner
Forensic Technology & Discovery Services
Ernst & Young

Trevor Horwitz
Director Forensic Technology & Discovery Services
Ernst & Young

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Building Compliance from Scratch at McAfee

In the changing eDiscovery landscape; with new technology, new case law and new policy, it is more important than ever to have a sustainable and thorough compliance framework. Brandon Daniels, President of Clutch Group interviewed Ron H Wills, senior director of Legal Affairs, Governance, Risk and Compliance at McAfee about building a compliance framework from scratch at one of the biggest tech companies in the world. Ron discusses concerns companies can have in regard to regulatory exposure. He also offers advice for companies grappling with the control of their information and ensuring that they’ve got a programme that meets requirements from jurisdiction to jurisdiction

Articles

Challenges with Audio Recordings in Global Investigations

Technological solutions often come with their own, new technological challenges. This rule certainly applies to audio recordings which have become a larger and larger focus in investigations in recent years. Our editor investigates these difficulties and the solutions which are aimed at mitigating their impact.

The Refocusing of the Serious Fraud Office – What is Important to the SFO?

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the UK’s elite investigatory department which works in serious and complex fraud has gone through tumultuous times in the last 6 years. Now with David Green at the helm, they have new staff, new tools and a renewed focus on their core mission. In this article we explore the challenges the organisation has faced and what direction they are taking to steady the ship.

Overcoming the Difficulties Involved in Global Investigations within the BRIC Region

With over 120 antitrust agencies worldwide, multi-jurisdictional investigations are becoming increasingly common. Regulatory interdependence has increased, and for multi-national organisations, including those operating in BRIC countries, this not only increases the threat of investigation, it also puts more pressure on compliance and risk functions to minimise the risk of investigation in the first place. 

Interviews

Building a Compliance Culture at Nestlé - An Interview with Stephan Mechnig-Giordano

Building a compliance culture is difficult as is convincing people that you don't have to wait for the ship to crash to change course. We spoke to Stephan Mechnig-Giordano Global Vice-President of Compliance and Security at Nestlé about how they implemented a culture of compliance at Nestlé. He also discusses managing regulatory relationships and doing due diligence on third parties to reduce liability.

US Regulatory Perspectives – What They Expect and How They Operate

Understanding what a regulator expects from your company when an investigation begins will make the difference between a smooth interaction and protracted and expensive wrangling. With this in mind we spoke with Jonathan Lopez, Partner at Orrick Herrington & Sutfcliffe and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, formerly Deputy Chief, Money Laundering and Bank Integrity Unit at U.S. Department of Justice on just what these expectations are. He also outlines how they cooperate with regulators abroad and the mistakes than companies need to avoid in an investigation.