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Off-channel Communications Still High on the SEC’s Radar

Off-channel Communications Still High on the SEC’s Radar

Although government agencies like the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) acknowledge that communication platforms like WhatsApp and iMessage offer an easy and efficient way to conduct business and are here to stay, they are less than impressed with their...

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Remote Employee Departures: Is Your Company Data Safe?

Remote Employee Departures: Is Your Company Data Safe?

In the era of remote work, it’s easy for a departing employee to take valuable IP – intentionally or unintentionally – after termination. Before company information ends up in competitors’ hands, organizations should prepare for employee departures with data security top of mind.

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How eDiscovery Software Accelerates Data Breach Response

How eDiscovery Software Accelerates Data Breach Response

After a data breach is discovered, notification becomes essential. Companies are under tremendous pressure to determine what data has been taken and who they must notify, sometimes in as little as 72 hours. That’s where eDiscovery expertise can make a key contribution.

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When BYOD Backfires

When BYOD Backfires

BYOD policies allow employees to use personal devices to access the organization’s data in the pursuit of doing their jobs. Cost-savings and convenience aside, misunderstandings surrounding BYOD policies are driving a steady stream of litigation and investigations. Do the risks outweigh the benefits?

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Conducting Remote Data Collections for eDiscovery in the Era of Social Distancing

Conducting Remote Data Collections for eDiscovery in the Era of Social Distancing

COVID-19 has disrupted almost all normal business practices, making many activities challenging to handle virtually. Fortunately, eDiscovery can largely continue on pace, thanks to technology and remote collection workflows. Shifting to fully remote or socially distanced collections, whether to accommodate shelter-in-place orders or employee safety concerns, is achievable in most circumstances.

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Managing Pre-Litigation Investigations for the Best Results

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.

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eDiscovery of Mobile Data 101

eDiscovery of Mobile Data 101

Mobile data is one of the most rapidly proliferating data sources in the eDiscovery realm and is gaining more significance daily. It presents unique challenges, such as securing authorization to access devices, rapidly evolving encryption features, wildly varying content formatting, device upgrades, and other issues.

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Google’s Disappearing Emails Impact eDiscovery and Document Retention

Google’s Disappearing Emails Impact eDiscovery and Document Retention

Email retention just got harder thanks to functionality introduced by Google for personal Gmail and GSuite users. With a nod to apps like WhatsApp and Signal which allow chats to disappear, Google is allowing its users to send confidential emails that are protecting with a passcode and will be deleted after a set period of time (aka ephemeral messaging).

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Best Practice for eDiscovery Involving Federal Government Documents

Best Practice for eDiscovery Involving Federal Government Documents

The federal government, like many private companies, is focusing on cybersecurity and data privacy to a greater extent than ever before. As a result, companies and law firms should proactively consider using eDiscovery service providers with FedRAMP certification when completing eDiscovery involving federal documents.

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