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.
Thought Leadership and Industry Trends
Improve eDiscovery Workflows to Maximize Efficiencies
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.
9 Traits that Turn a Provider into a Partner
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.
How Coronavirus Increases Our Cybersecurity Risks
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.
Why Data Destruction is Essential to Information Governance
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.
Preparing for Your First Data Breach
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.
How to Handle an Unexpected Crisis in eDiscovery
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.
Teaming Up Forensic Accountants and eDiscovery Experts
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.
Managing Pre-Litigation Investigations for the Best Results
Long before starting formal discovery, an internal investigation should be launched so a party and their counsel can understand and assess the information ecosystem, identify sources of potentially relevant information and examine these sources via sampling. Although a litigant may not be required to produce the information found, it is crucial that pre-litigation investigation be handled appropriately to ensure it is accurate.
Are Corporations Moving Their Data To The Cloud Or Not?
In this article in Above the Law, Mike Quartararo, President of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), sits down with Chris O’Connor, Bill Belt, and Sue-Deelia Tang from CDS to discuss a hot topic in ediscovery.
Corporate eDiscovery and Information Governance Teams Go to the Cloud
While businesses have been showing increasing interest in moving to the cloud over the past few years, many companies have hesitated because of concerns about accessibility, control, security and cost. Today, however, we are seeing a sea change in corporations growing comfort level with cloud technologies.