The GW Proportionality Initiative brings judges, technologists, and legal experts together to provide structure to the proportionality analysis and shed light on the technological questions that underscore eDiscovery costs and burdens.
Thought Leadership and Industry Trends
In a recent webinar, experts discussed the latest technology and best practices for handling archived data. They also looked at how the accessibility of cloud storage will impact the Courts’ interpretation of proportionality.
In a recent webinar, we hosted legal and technology experts to discuss how modern data management and storage strategies, designed for maximum accessibility, are squaring with the increasing pressure to achieve proportionality.
The pandemic has tested us personally, professionally and organizationally. Successfully transitioning to this new reality required certain immediate, practical adjustments that not every employee, leader or company could reasonably make.
CDS was proud to be a Gold Ambassador at the 10th Annual EDI Leadership Summit which went virtual for the first time. The organizers do a great job of bringing together the right people seeking to solve problems with the aid of technology, and we always appreciate the opportunity to participate.
In the U.S., the ABA has estimated that document review alone accounts for more than 80 percent of total litigation spend, totaling tens of billions of dollars per year. As data becomes more varied and complex and volumes increase, that number is only going to rise. The dominance of social media, the increased use of short form multichannel messaging platforms, and even the growing popularity of podcasts have only widened the scope of what is considered fair game for discovery.
As we hit the halfway point in a year like no other, now is a good time to take a look at your service provider relationships. Are they meeting your standards – and, for that matter, have your standards changed? Four legal-technologists from CDS had an in-depth discussion on that very topic during the recent webinar, What Have You Done for Me Lately? Examining Your Vendor Relationships.
The coronavirus is here and is impacting our daily routines. Organizations have responded by mandating that everyone works from home to be safe from exposure. Social distancing is the new norm. Virtually all businesses now must cope with managing a virtual workforce to some degree. That comes with new security risks for the data that businesses spend millions of dollars to protect.
From GDPR to HIPAA, and ever-evolving state and federal regulations, the need for clear and effective strategies for management of seemingly endless amounts of data is at an all-time high. Organizations must focus on Information Governance not only to minimize potential liability, but to improve operations and reduce costs.
Imagine you are the CIO of a large financial institution and you just discovered two unencrypted laptops stolen from your premises, which contained customers’ personal information (also known as ‘personally identifiable information’ or PII). The highly visible data breach is likely to result in bad public relations and potentially a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the individuals whose identities were stolen.
People are successful in a crisis because they had a plan for “how to handle the things they didn’t know how to handle. How to be smart, in the moment, without being cocky.
CDS Senior Consultant Nicole Guyer discusses some of the issues facing forensic accountants, such as data in different formats and locations, at the recent CalCPA FSS Forensic Services Section Joint Sections Meeting.