Enabling Remote eDiscovery? A Snapshot of DaaS

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) providers are becoming important contributors to eDiscovery technology solutions as they allow for the deployment of virtualized desktop experiences delivered to end users on demand from remotely hosted locations. While the providers enabling the delivery of these virtualized environments to those in the eDiscovery ecosystem are typically not called out in the descriptions of the solutions they enable, understanding who those providers are is becoming increasingly important for those sourcing eDiscovery solutions for remote users as the underlying attributes and enhancements the providers deliver form the basis for comparing and contrasting the differences in DaaS-delivered capabilities from eDiscovery providers.

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Desktop-as-a-Service and Access to eDiscovery Applications

The decentralization of eDiscovery workforces engaged in tasks ranging from on-site collections to remote reviews coupled with the desire of organizations to reduce investments in IT infrastructure and hardware is causing data and legal discovery leaders to carefully consider virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) approaches for delivering access to eDiscovery applications needed to support audit, investigation and litigation projects and programs. The following two articles highlight VDI and DaaS and share considerations that may be useful for individuals interested in understanding and evaluating VDI and DaaS in support of eDiscovery.

FTC Completes Review of CAN-SPAM Rule

The Federal Trade Commission announced on February 12, 2019, that it has completed its first review of the CAN-SPAM Rule, which establishes requirements for commercial e-mail messages and gives recipients the right to opt out of receiving them. The Commission voted to keep the Rule with no changes.

Axiom Announces Application for IPO and Spin-Off of Two Businesses

Alternative legal services provider Axiom today announced it has submitted a draft registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. Additionally, Knowable, the market leader in enterprise contracts intelligence, and Axiom Managed Solutions, the leader in next-generation solutions for complex legal work at scale, today jointly announced that they have been spun off from Axiom as two new independent companies.

Blockchains: The Unhackable Is Now Being Hacked

While blockchain technology has been long touted for its security, under certain conditions it can be quite vulnerable. Sometimes shoddy execution can be blamed, or unintentional software bugs. Other times it’s more of a gray area—the complicated result of interactions between the code, the economics of the blockchain, and human greed. That’s been known in theory since the technology’s beginning. Now that so many blockchains are out in the world, we are learning what it actually means—often the hard way.

Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols: Spring 2019 Survey

The Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey is a non-scientific semi-annual survey designed to help provide a general understanding of the current application of predictive coding technologies, protocols, workflows, and uses by data discovery and legal discovery professionals.

As your opinion is essential in helping form a complete picture of the interest and impact of predictive coding in eDiscovery, please do take the time to complete this short, anonymized survey, as the results will help legal, business, and technology professionals in the eDiscovery ecosystem better understand the current use of predictive coding.

Russia, Runet, and Internet Independence

In a sensational test of technological independence, Russia is making plans to cut off its internet from the rest of the world, with a giant ‘unplugging’ experiment that will affect over 100 million Russian internet users. The contentious plan is expected to be enshrined in law soon, and although nobody knows just when the great unplugging will take place, it should happen imminently.

Federal Judges Surveyed on eDiscovery

In the 5th Annual Federal Judges Survey, we hear from close to 1 in 5 of the federal judiciary on their perspective and practices around e-discovery. The results show that more than anything else, having a defined, repeatable, and defensible e-discovery practice is crucial for any e-discovery practitioner; they cannot rely on judges to be active discovery managers and guide their process.

Considering The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 creates sweeping new requirements concerning the collection, maintenance, and tracking of information for both employees or customers who are residents of California. Companies with employees or customers in California need to take stock of the information they are processing that could qualify as “personal information” for California residents, and they need to begin establishing mechanisms for compliance before the end of 2019.

XDD Acquires QUiVX eDiscovery

Xact Data Discovery announces the acquisition of QUiVX’s forensics, review and eDiscovery services. QUiVX, an agile eDiscovery company based in northern California, will continue to operate its paper discovery business under the QUiVX brand.