Advantage: Analytics LTNY16 Recap

Photos and Highlights from Recommind’s Advantage: Analytics Sessions Another year, another speaking track, another chance to move the zeitgeist forward. This year, Recommind decided to focus our sessions squarely on analytics, with three sessions devoted to the practical use of analytics for a tangible advantage in discovery and compliance. Acknowledging at the start of each session…

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LegalTech is in The Air

Can you feel it? Next week is LegalTech New York 2016, the biggest and best legal technology event of the year. This year, Recommind’s educational track, Advantage: Analytics, is all about getting the most out of legal technology in every context from internal investigations to litigation. Questions & Answers: Analytics for Better Investigations & Compliance…

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“What’s Your Efficiency Score?” (LegalTech Preview)

When Recommind surveyed corporate legal operations leaders, we found that they’re increasingly tracking a range of metrics regarding eDiscovery: total data managed, total spend, spend per GB, review staffing, and more. Yet only 30% are tracking “review efficiency” and only 28% feel they have enough visibility into the discovery practices of their outside counsel. At…

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The Year is New. Is Predictive Coding 3.0?

To paraphrase some of my favorite dialog from the West Wing, I make it a point never to disagree with Ralph Losey, when he’s right. In his recent “Predictive Coding 3.0” blog posts, Ralph is right about a great many things: Using control sets to validate the completeness of predictive coding results is problematic. At…

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Recommind’s 2015 eDiscovery Year in Review

From all of us at Recommind, thanks for a fantastic year, and we all wish our blog audience, clients, and industry peers the very best for 2016. We published over 70 blog posts this year covering a wide range of eDiscovery topics, here are a few of the primary themes from 2015.   The End…

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Survey Recap: Reinventing Corporate Legal with Cloud Consolidation

What are the top trends and concerns for in-house legal executives? How widely are legal cloud apps used and for what purposes? What kind of metrics are corporate clients using to measure their outside counsel? Recommind teamed up with Ari Kaplan to survey 25 of the top corporate legal executives, asking them these questions and…

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No Safe Harbor: 5 Strategies For EU-US Discovery

The Safe Harbor debate continues as key players take increasingly intractable positions. EU DPAs are calling for higher scrutiny on data transfers and limiting the application of statutory exemptions. Meanwhile, other commentators (like former Swedish foreign minister, Carl Bildt) have criticized the ruling as misguided. If the EU and US cannot bridge the growing divide…

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Breaking News: German DPA Further Restricts EU-US Data Transfers

A newly published position paper by the German Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) calls into question the primary exemptions (i.e., Binding Contract Rules, Model Contract Clauses, and consent) that otherwise inoculate EU-US data transfers in the absence of the Safe Harbor. The position paper confirms speculation that BCRs and MCCs are affected by the Schrems ruling…

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No Safe Harbor

No Safe Harbor Part 2: Navigating Compliance

In the past week quite a lot of legal resources have been devoted to understanding the impact of last week’s Safe Harbor decision and some general consensus points have emerged, reinforced by the recent Statement of the Article 29 Working Party. Model Contract Clauses (MCCs) and Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) have been thrust forward as…

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Webinar: No Safe Harbor: Five Strategies for Cross-Border eDiscovery

Breaking eDiscovery News: EU Court Strikes Down Safe Harbor Agreement

The ripples from Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA continue to expand with far reaching consequences. Today, the European Union’s highest court issued a ruling expressly invalidating the 15-year-old “Safe Harbor” (as it is commonly known) agreement that has long provided conditional cover for US companies handling personal data emanating from the EU. Background In…

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