The Colors of Confidence? eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results – Fall 2019

This is the sixteenth quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey conducted by ComplexDiscovery. More than 1,771 individual responses have been received from legal, business, and technology professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem since the inception of the survey and 150 respondents shared their opinions as part of the fall 2019 survey.

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What Issue Most Concerns eDiscovery Professionals Today? Budgetary Constraints

In the fall of 2019, 24.0% of respondents viewed increasing budgetary constraints as potentially having the greatest business impact on their business in the next six months. This percentage is the highest of all concerns represented in the survey and also is the ninth time in sixteen surveys that this issue has been rated as the top concern by eDiscovery professionals.

The Colors of Confidence? eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results – Fall 2019

This is the sixteenth quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey conducted by ComplexDiscovery. More than 1,771 individual responses have been received from legal, business, and technology professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem since the inception of the survey and 150 respondents shared their opinions as part of the fall 2019 survey.

New Ownership? Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad Acquire the EDRM

“Mary and Kaylee bring a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the e-discovery industry, as well as strong connections to e-discovery and legal leaders and innovators,” said David Levi, Levi family professor of law and judicial studies, and director of the Bolch Judicial Institute. “Their collective vision and creativity will guide the EDRM into a new and exciting chapter.”

From Big Oil to Big Data? AI, Machine Learning, and the Montreal Data License

The emergence of ML and AI is already shaping society, political systems and our economies. The underlying assets driving such changes are largely informational. Access and licensing of data can thus be understood as one of the cornerstone of the development of ML and AI. This is true in an abstract sense, but when combined to the fact that there exists a widening data gap between multinational firms with platform-based business models on one hand, and governments, citizens and other businesses on the other, the need for clarity in data licensing becomes imperative.

On Your Mark? An Early Working List of 2020 eDiscovery Events

An early, working list of eDiscovery-related industry events and conferences for 2020. The non-comprehensive planning list is based on research and tracking by ComplexDiscovery and is regularly updated as selected event and conference information is published.

The Magic of Open Source? Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation Launched

A worldwide, non-profit organization, the Merlin Foundation strives to foster worldwide education about the benefits of open source software; provide a central platform for legal professionals to collaborate on open source development projects; and distribute open source software under free license to individuals and organizations around the world to improve access to justice and for legal and regulatory compliance.

Defining and Describing the Impact of Business Email Compromise

Business Email Compromise/Email Account Compromise (BEC/EAC) is a sophisticated scam that targets both businesses and individuals who perform legitimate transfer-of-funds requests. The scam is frequently carried out when a subject compromises legitimate business or personal email accounts through social engineering or computer intrusion to conduct unauthorized transfers of funds. Between June 2016, and July 2019, more than $26B in exposed dollar losses due to BEC/EAC were reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

FBI Highlights Ransomware Threat to U.S. Businesses

Ransomware attacks are becoming more targeted, sophisticated, and costly, even as the overall frequency of attacks remains consistent. Since early 2018, the incidence of broad, indiscriminate ransomware campaigns has sharply declined, but the losses from ransomware attacks have increased significantly, according to complaints received by IC3 and FBI case information.

Organizational Sacred Space? Culture, Marginalization, and Innovation

As highlighted by Alan Henry in his recent New York Times article, when people in the workplace have been treated unfairly and decide to speak up about it, they’re usually told to consider the intentions of the aggressor instead of the action, or to consider that maybe the issue isn’t as bad as they think, or not significant enough to warrant corrective action. Worse, they may be told that the event didn’t happen at all. Whether you think you’re being gaslit by a co-worker trying to get away with treating you poorly, or a boss who would rather not confront bad behavior, trust your experiences and your interpretations of those experiences.