ACEDS’ Mary Mack Selected for “Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime” Book

May 31, 2019 – EAGAN, Minn. Leading global e-discovery education and certification provider the Association of Certified e-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI professional association, is pleased to announce executive director Mary Mack, CEDS, CISSP, has been selected for inclusion in the new book Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime, now available on Amazon.

Women Know Cyber, published by Cybersecurity Ventures and co-authored by Steve Morgan and Di Freeze, features cybersecurity experts from across the globe, with varying backgrounds, who stand out both for protecting governments, businesses, and people from cybercrime and for their contributions to the community.

“It’s a singular honor to be included with these accomplished women,” said Mack. “No security conference needs to look further than this book to fill their panels with fabulous women, thanks to the work of Steve Morgan and Di Freeze.”

Women Know Cyber serves to dispel the myth that women are barely represented, or wanted, in the cybersecurity field.

“Mary Mack is an e-Discovery visionary and one of the top cyber fighters globally. Her blend of experience in legal, forensics, and cybersecurity, make her a go-to resource for the entire community,” said Steve Morgan, co-author of the book Women Know Cyber, and founder and editor-in-chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.

“I’m so inspired by these pioneering women and encouraged by their stories,” states Sylvia Acevedo in the book’s foreword. “Because of out-of-the-box thinkers, innovators, and leaders like them, the fight against cybercrime is entering a new era where women are confidently adding their voices to the mix — not just creating a path for themselves, but opening up opportunities for others forging ahead in their wake,” adds Acevedo, a well-known author, entrepreneur, engineer, and rocket scientist.

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global membership association committed to promoting and verifying e-discovery skills and competence for organizations and individuals through training, certification, and supported by ACEDS chapters around the world. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and United Nations and some of the largest multinational corporations in the world.

About Cybersecurity Ventures
Cybersecurity Ventures is the world’s leading researcher and publisher covering the global cyber economy, and a trusted source for cybersecurity facts, figures, and statistics. Contact: info@cybersecurityventures.com

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ACEDS Community Newsletter for the Week of May 30

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May 30, 2019 | VOL. 8 | NO. 21

ACEDS Welcomes David Horrigan to Its Global Advisory Board
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Rob Robinson, ComplexDiscovery: The Summer 2019 eDiscovery Pricing
Survey
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Jason Tashea, ABA Journal: Online Accessibility for the Disabled Is Good
Business
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Connie Brenton Announces the Community of Legal Interns
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Sam Mire, Disruptor Daily: Benefits of Blockchain in the Legal Industry
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George Socha, BDO: Weekly Trends Report – 5/29/2019 Insights
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Sean O’Shea: Tips for Paralegals and Litigation Support Professionals –
May 2019
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ACEDS Migrates to New Learning Platform
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Last Call! ACEDS Would Love Your Input!
If you haven’t already, please check your email and junk mail for Hanover Research’s
anonymous survey on behalf of ACEDS.

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ACEDS Affiliate News

ACEDS Announces H5 as Newest Silver Level Affiliate Partner
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ACEDS Announces CloudNine Renews as Bronze Level Affiliate Partner
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Helen Geib, QDiscovery: eDiscovery Review in Review
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SaaStr Podcast: Logikcull CEO Andy Wilson on $0 to $10M in 19 Months:
The How, When & Why + 10 Mistakes Along the Way
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Daniel Gold, KC Chapter President: On Collaboration for Lawyers –
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ACEDS Chapter News and Events

We are excited to announce new ACEDS Chapters are being formed in Charleston,
Toronto, Tokyo, Seattle, Atlanta, Sydney and Melbourne Australia. Please reach
out to chapters@aceds.org if you are interested in being part of the formation,
steering committee, or a member.

June 10 – Detroit – 4th Annual Wine and Cheese Social
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June 10 – Chicago – CEDS Q&A Study Session
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June 11 – Gulf Coast – Educational Event
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June 26 – Kansas City – Chapter Launch
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July 24 – Chicago – Summer Social *Save the Date*
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August 7 – New England – Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise
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August 21 – Chicago – Rail Stop Rendezvous: Arlington Heights *Save the Date*
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September 26 & 27 – Detroit – 4th Annual ACEDS Detroit Symposium – Midwest
eDiscovery Conference *Save the Date*
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ACEDS Postponed Migration to New Platform – Stay Tuned

ACEDS will be moving its learning system to Docebo, and its front end website to WordPress.  The main two benefits of the move will be greater accessibility and multilingual localization possibilities for our rapidly expanding global community.  ACEDS chapter leaders will have enhanced capabilities for event creation and management.  Our team training leads will be able to transfer seats with ease and monitor progress at the touch of a button.  Additional capabilities include social learning, custom learning paths and the ability for our clients and partners to white label their portals.

With any new system cut-over, there may be bumps, and we will be listening for your feedback.

Thank you to Maribel Rivera, Barb Bennett, CEDS, Annelore van der Lint, CEDS, Suzanne Clark, CEDS, and all of those who traversed our beta site and gave corrections.  Thank you to our internal team:  Peter Bruce, Katie Saylor, Emily Mermell, Brad Sommer, Deja Miller, Nyssa Beech, Kevin Grisales, Michael Terry, CEDS, Kaylee Walstad, CEDS, David Chung, Mark Kaplan, Peter Frey, Stevan Gess, Jon Emerson, Laura Smith, and Brian Haskew.  Thank you to our Docebo implementation team lead by Alan Stewart.

ACEDS Announces CloudNine Renews as Bronze Level Affiliate Partner

May 30, 2019EAGAN, Minn. – Leading global eDiscovery education and certification provider the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI professional association, is pleased to announce that CloudNine has renewed its “Bronze Level” affiliate partnership.

This status allows CloudNine to leverage and contribute to the full breadth of ACEDS education, marketing, training and professional development resources to enhance the overall electronic discovery skills and capabilities of eDiscovery practitioners.

“CloudNine’s educational mission and their groundbreaking annual #DrinksWithDougAndMary are a highlight for our global community,” said ACEDS executive director, Mary Mack, CEDS, CISSP.

Among the ACEDS opportunities and resources available to CloudNine and other members are leading-edge job tools, networking forums and opportunities through a global chapter network and events, a best-practice-oriented community of professionals, and the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification, as well as its eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program.

“ACEDS has been one of our most valued partners for years,” said Doug Austin, VP of Products and Services at CloudNine.  “Through all of their education and certification initiatives, as well as our eDiscovery Daily blog and monthly CLE webcasts, we share a passion and commitment for educating eDiscovery professionals.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with ACEDS and also excited to continue the #DrinksWithDougAndMary event in New York during LegalWeek, which has annually become the hottest ticket in town during the conference!”

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence for organizations and individuals through training, certification, and supported by ACEDS chapters around the world. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and United Nations and some of the largest multinational corporations in the world.

About CloudNine, The eDiscovery Company
Founded in 2002 and based in Houston, CloudNine (www.cloudnine.com) is a discovery technology company with expertise in simplifying and automating the discovery of data for audits, investigations, and litigation.  CloudNine’s product line includes CloudNine Explore™ LAW™, Review™ and Concordance®.  Used by more than 1,000 legal and business customers worldwide including more than 100 of the top 200 Law firms and many of the world’s leading corporations, CloudNine’s off-premise and on-premise software helps customers gain insight and intelligence on electronic data.

CloudNine has been highlighted by industry experts in reports, reviews, and surveys including Gartner, 451 Research, Blue Hill Research, Corporate Counsel Magazine, the New York Journal, and Texas Lawyer. CloudNine also publishes the eDiscovery Daily blog, a popular, trusted source for legal industry information. Learn more about CloudNine at www.cloudnine.com or email: info@cloudnine.com.


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ACEDS Welcomes David Horrigan to Its Global Advisory Board

May 30, 2019 – EAGAN, Minn. Leading global e-discovery education and certification provider the Association of Certified e-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI professional association, is pleased to announce the addition of David Horrigan to its Global Advisory Board. Horrigan joins a distinguished group of professionals in e-discovery and related fields who lend their expertise and time to provide strategic direction to the ACEDS organization.

“ACEDS is honored and grateful for the contributions that our board members make to our global community,” said ACEDS Executive Director, Mary Mack, CEDS, CISSP. “David has supported the growth of ACEDS overall and through our DetroitDublin, Jacksonville, JapanLondon, and New England chapters, bringing his educational expertise to our global community, for which we are very appreciative.”

Horrigan is discovery counsel and legal education director at Relativity. An attorney, award-winning journalist, and former legal technology industry analyst, David has served as analyst and counsel at 451 Research, reporter and assistant editor at The National Law Journal, and counsel at the Entertainment Software Association. He brings more than two decades of knowledge and expertise in e-discovery, legal technologies, and areas such as data privacy to the ACEDS Global Advisory Board. As the volume of data rises and new information sources mount, Horrigan is tasked with educating and advising the Relativity Community in matters related to e-discovery and data law challenges, including litigation and corporate compliance.

“It’s an honor to be included among the law firm, service provider, and corporate leaders who comprise the ACEDS Global Advisory Board,” said Horrigan. “Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad have made ACEDS a vehicle for serving the educational and career goals of e-discovery professionals around the globe. Members of the Relativity Community—and the entire e-Discovery Community—have benefitted from their efforts, and I look forward to continuing to contribute in this new role.”

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global membership association committed to promoting and verifying e-discovery skills and competence for organizations and individuals through training, certification, and supported by ACEDS chapters around the world. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with e-discovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and United Nations and some of the largest multinational corporations in the world.

About Relativity
At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Over 180,000 users in 40+ countries rely on our platform to manage large volumes of unstructured data and quickly identify critical issues during legal discovery, digital investigations, and compliance projects. RelativityOne, the fastest-growing product in our company’s history, offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Built on Microsoft Azure, RelativityOne is now available on five continents. Trace, built on Relativity and optimized for RelativityOne, brings e-discovery and monitoring activities together under one platform and alerts compliance officers to suspicious or fraudulent activity. In 2018, Relativity received the Financial Times Intelligent Business Award recognizing the top legal technology companies with the greatest impact on the practice and business of law. At home, Relativity has been named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for eight consecutive years. Please contact our team at sales@relativity.com or visit http://www.relativity.com for more information.


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Sean O’Shea: Tips for Paralegals and Litigation Support Professionals – May 2019

4/24/2019: Matching Parent Emails with the Document Identifier

In Relativity, if the Parent Document ID field does not match the Document Identifier (the control number with a link to a document), email threading will not have been performed correctly.

4/25/2019: Javascript to Get PDF page counts

Use a javascript in Adobe Acrobat to get the page counts of multiple PDF files.  The results will be shown in Javascript Debugger.

4/26/2019: Cayman Islands Companies Law Section 238 Valuations

Shareholders that object to a merger can have the value of their shares determined by a Court, but they are held to strict discovery obligations.

4/27/2019: Inclusive Reason Field in Relativity

Check the Inclusive Reason field in Relativity then reviewing emails for which threading analytics have been run.  An entry of ‘Attachment’ means that only the attachment has to be reviewed.

4/28/2019: Lemmatization

The lemma of a word is its dictionary form. So the word ‘go’ is the lemma for ‘going’, ‘went’, ‘gone’ – the various tenses of the ‘headword’, ‘go’. The multiple inflections are collectively known as the lexeme of the word. Lemmatization differs from stemming in that it considers the context in which a word is used.

4/29/2019: Name Normalization in Relativity

Name normalization is a new structured analytics operation in Relativity 10.0 that can be used to identify email address aliases.

4/30/2019: PACER’s One Free Look

Parties can receive one free look at a filing by any party on PACER for up to 15 days after a document is filed, by using a link in an ECF notification email.

5/1/2019: Finding Numbers Stored as Text in Excel

Use the ISTEXT formula in Excel to find which numbers in a column are stored as text.

5/2/2019: Recovery of Deleted Facebook Account

A Facebook account can be recovered for up to 30 days after it is deleted.

5/3/2019: Get a History of Your Blue Screens of Death

BlueScreenView will generate a table listing information about the times in the past that your PC has crashed.

5/4/2019: How Relativity Defines a Number

When you select the option to remove numbers when running a text near dupe identification structured analytics op in Relativity, any word that begins with a number or a non-letter ith. a number as the 2nd character will be removed.

5/5/2019: Getting Bates Numbers Right: Hyphens and Hyphen-minuses

When searching for Bates numbers, note that the hyphen between a letter prefix and the number can be either a regular hyphen or a hyphen-minus.  These two unicode characters may not be read the same by document review platforms.

5/7/2019: Pull Data by Referencing Column Headings on Multiple Worksheets

Use the MATCH and INDIRECT formulas in HLOOKUP to find column headings in different orders on multiple @msexcel worksheets

=HLOOKUP(D$1,INDIRECT(“‘”&$B2&”‘!A:AZ”),MATCH($A2,INDIRECT(“‘”&$B2&”‘!B:B”),0),FALSE)

5/8/2019: 7th Circuit Makes Paralegal Pay Big Law

The 7th Circuit affirmed a district court ruling making a paralegal pay Baker & McKenzie’s fees for her failure to comply with a discovery order in a suit alleging sexual harassment.

Use SUBTOTAL in Excel to Run Calculations on Filtered Data

The SUBTOTAL function makes reference to multiple Excel formulas with numerical codes.   Code 109 is for the SUM formula; 101 for AVERAGE;104 for MAX; 103 for COUNTA.  For example, =SUBTOTAL(109,L2:L22) or =SUBTOTAL(103,L2:L22)

5/10/2019: Get Results Based on Filtered Text Criteria

The result of this formula can change based on which text entries in a cell are selected in a filter.

5/11/2019: Local Rules on Electronic Discovery and the Taxation of Costs

The S.D.N.Y. local rules note that it has reserved judgment on whether or not electronic discovery can taxed as copying costs.

5/12/2019: Convert Video to Audio with ffmpeg

Use the free utility ffmpeg to convert video files to audio only files.

5/13/2019: Sanctions Issued Against Government in Case Where Litigation Hold Notices Were Issued Three Months After Filing of Complaint

Federal Court of Claims issued Rule 37 sanctions against government for deleting evidence as part of an investigation in which documents were created that were marked as work product on a privilege log, showing litigation was anticipated.

5/14/2019: “Too many different cell formats” Error After Copying and Pasting Between Spreadsheets

Copying and pasting data between spreadsheets can cause cell styles to replicate and exceed the Excel maximum and prevent further formatting changes.

5/15/2019: Cyberattacks on Medical Devices on the Rise

Before 2014, less than 1 million personal health records were breached each year.  Since then at least 4 million records have been breached annually.

5/16/2019: OMG WTG PDF

Because they use Javascript and are container files, PDFs are often used in malware attacks

5/17/2019: SHA-1 Is Not Secure

SHA-1 has been shown to be vulnerable to a chosen-prefix attack.

5/18/2019: Use Grep Utility to Collect Full Lines on Which Search Terms Appear

In PowerGrep check off the box for ‘Collect/replace whole sections’.

5/19/2019: Decompounding and Tokenization

Decompounding is an important part of tokenization in German datasets.

5/20/2019: Clustering in Relativity

Clustering operations in Relativity can be run on folders, saved searches, individual documents or the entire workspace.

5/21/2019: globbing

globbing refers to using wildcard characters to search for file names.

5/22/2019: Find and Replace Multiple Lines with ^c

Use the ^c code to add in multiple lines of text in MS Word.

5/23/2019: Google Ads and the GDPR

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission alleges that Google Ads process special categories of data protected by the GDPR.

5/24/2019: E.D. Tenn.: No Threatening Mass of Hackers Using Credit Card Receipts

E.D. Tenn. finds no “threatening mass” of hackers using credit card numbers printed on receipts to make fraudulent online purchases.

5/25/2019: D. Minn.: Embedded Proprietary Information Cannot be Redacted

“That Polymetrix cannot identify line by line what is confidential and proprietary and what is not does not mean that there is not proprietary information embedded therein, or that the specifications and drawings as a whole do not have a value that depends on their being maintained confidential”

5/26/2019 .mig files

Easy Transfer will save all data on a hard drive to a .mig migration file, that can then be accessed on a new Windows computer.

5/27/2019: symlinks

Use the mklink command to create symbolic links in Windows.

Rob Robinson, ComplexDiscovery: The Summer 2019 eDiscovery Pricing Survey

During the first half of this year, ACEDS has experienced exponential growth across the globe as we seek to support an eDiscovery and eDisclosure community committed to developing professional skills and competence through training, education, and certification. Your expertise, opinions, and participation have helped guide this continued growth, and given the importance of your insight into the eDiscovery ecosystem, I wanted to respectfully and personally ask you to consider sharing your thoughts on the topic of eDiscovery pricing by participating in the Summer 2019 eDiscovery Pricing survey from ComplexDiscovery.

https://complexd.blog/eDiscovery-pricing-survey-summer-2019 

The short anonymized (no identifying information shared with results) survey has just 12 core check-the-box pricing questions about your opinion on Discovery pricing. The survey can be completed in only a few minutes and will provide an additional pricing point of reference that the ACEDS team can use to help inform, educate, and support our worldwide community in the important area of eDiscovery economics. If you can take the time to share your expertise through the survey, I would be grateful.

Thank you for your help. I truly appreciate it.

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Weekly Trends Report – 5/29/2019 Insights

Insight into where e-discovery, information governance cybersecurity, and digital transformation are heading – who is doing what now or in the future, what works and what doesn’t, and what people wish they could do but can’t – gleaned from recent publications

5/30/2019  NELTP Connect 2019 – Please join us on 5/30 at The State Room (60 State Street – Boston) for the New England Litigation Technology Professionals’ NELTP Connect 2019: Luncheon keynote by the Hon. F. Dennis Saylor IV, future lawyering, e-discovery, data privacy, anti-money laundering, and more.

6/12/2019 California Consumer Privacy Act: 6 Month Countdown for Retailers – Please join Karen Schuler, Principal & National Governance & Compliance Practice Leader, BDO USA; Rick Wilson, VP of Strategy & Solutions, Sherpa Software; Rebecca Shore-Suslowitz, Director, Global Privacy, Under Armour; and Shannon Yavorsky,  Partner, Venable LLP on 6/12 at noon Eastern for a webinar looking at the impact of the CCPA on retail and consumer products companies.

6/19/2019 Building Tomorrow’s Business: What does digital transformation mean for middle-market companies in 2019? – Please join Gary Bie of Stony Brook Medicine and Malcolm Cohron of BDO on 6/19 at noon ET for a webinar examining the results of BDO’s inaugural Digital Transformation Services survey.

6/20/201906/21/2019 Duke Law Bolch Judicial Institute proportionality conference – Please join us on 6/20 and 6/21 in Arlington, VA for the Duke Law Bolch Judicial Institute invitation-only Distinguished Lawyers conference on Evaluating the 2015 Rule 26 Discovery-Proportionality Amendments and Bolch-Duke Guidelines and Best Practices.

E-DISCOVERY

Duke/EDRM workshop highlights – Bill Dimm of Clustify, who participated in Duke’s recent EDRM Workshop, offers highlights from the meeting.

Biggest e-discovery challenges facing plaintiffs’ attorneys – Tom O’Connor has prepared a five-part series on the e-discovery challenges facing plaintiffs’ attorneys, drawing on answers to questions he posed to Craig Ball (consultant, ESI expert, Special Master, former plaintiffs’ attorney and author of the Ball in Your Court blog), Ariana Tadler (Managing Partner at Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman LLP & Founding Principal at Meta-e Discover), Bob Eisenberg (Director, eDiscovery & Information Governance at Larson Security LLC and Program Director at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law eDiscovery Professional Certificate Program), Drew Ashby (Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Injury Trial Attorney at The Cooper Firm), and Jean Martin (head of the Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group in Wilmington, North Carolina). The parts are:

A CTO’s take on machine learning – Todd Rebner of Cyleron offers a definition of machine learning. The term was coined in 1959. Machine learning, he says, “couples algorithms with typically vast amounts of data to improve the accuracy of the developed models.” He goes on to describe several forms of machine learning: classification; clustering; regression; supervised learning; unsupervised learning; semi-supervised learning; and reinforcement learning.

CYBERSECURITY & DATA PRIVACY

CCPA impact on advertising – Michelle Tyde and John Brigagliano of Kilpatrick Townsend offer 10 key facts about how the CCPA will impact brands’ data practices.

Two more CCPA Assembly amendments approved – Alysa Zeltzer Hutnik and Alex Schneider of Kelley Drye report that the California Assembly recently approved two bills to amend the CCPA, which move to the state Senate, and list the status of other CCPA amendments, in reverse chron order:

Bill Kelley Drye description Status
25 Changes CCPA to not cover collection of personal information from job applicants, employees, contractors, or agents. On docket for full Assembly vote
846 Provides certainty to businesses that certain CCPA prohibitions would not apply to loyalty or rewards programs. On docket for full Assembly vote
1202 Data broker registration legislation would require data brokers to honor consumer opt-outs and other rights afforded by the CCPA. On docket for full Assembly vote
1146 Exempts vehicle information retained or shared for purposes of warranty or recall-related vehicle repair. Approved 5/23/2019
873 Broadens definition of “deidentified”. Clarifies that “personal information” includes information that “is reasonably capable of being associated with” a consumer or household. Approved 5/22/2019
981 Exempts insurance institutions, agents, and insurance-support organizations from complying with CCPA. Approved 5/22/2019
1564 Requires consumers to submit CCPA requests to businesses via toll free number or email address and physical address. Approved 5/13/2019
874 Streamlines definition of “publicly available” to mean information lawfully made available from federal, state, or local government records. Also seeks to amend definition of “personal information” to exclude deidentified or aggregate consumer information. Approved 5/9/2019
1355 Exempts deidentified or aggregate consumer information from definition of personal information, among other clarifying amendments. Approved 5/9/2019

CCPA Senate amendment stalled – Jason Priebe of Seyfarth Shaw notes that California Senate Bill 561 has been held in committee and placed on suspense. The bill would have expanded the private cause under CCPA to include any violation of the CCPA and would have eliminated the 30-day cure period for alleged violations.

COPPA remains FTC enforcement priority – Bonnie Yeomans, Stephanie Kapinos and Kevin Milewski of Proskauer wrote that the Federal Trade Commission continues to make enforcement of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) a priority. They give three recent examples and suggest that next up for the FTC may be IoT-connected and voice-activated electronic devices and toys.

COPPA and Amazon’s Echo Dot Kids Edition – Jeremy Meisinger of Foley Hoag reports that a coalition of consumer groups has submitted a complaint to the FTC arguing that Amazon has violated COPPA in various ways with its Echo Dot Kids Edition, notably by providing insufficient privacy notices, offering an insufficiently stringent parental notification process, and making available inadequate options for deletion of personal information collected by the device.

Washington state expands data breach notification law – Daniel Moses of Jackson Lewis writes that Washington’s governor signed HB 1071, significantly expanding the state’s data breach notification law, RCW 19.255.02, et seq. The new law shortens the deadline to provide notice of breach, expands the definition of “personal information”, and adds notice requirements for affected consumers and the state attorney general. In an earlier post, Moses discussed the new provisions in greater detail.

Nevada legislature passes online privacy notice statute update – Robert Bowman, Ephraim Hintz, and David Strauss of Husch Blackwell report that the Nevada legislature passed Senate Bill 220, a bill revising provisions relating to internet privacy. The authors review Nevada’s existing law and discuss of the legislation will modify it.

GDPR for litigators – Allen & Overy has published a short guide on the GDPR specifically for litigators.

GDPR costs and consequences – Truth on the Market author Alec Stapp goes into the costs and consequences of the GDRP at it turns one, including cases and fines, unintended consequences organized by GDPR article, compliance costs, and impact on small and medium sized business.

Data breach class actions in Australia – Jones Day has published a 12-page white paper that discusses the rise of data breach class actions in Australia.

EU-Japan data transfer agreement – Sam Hold of AccessData reports that the EU and Japan have begun to implement an EU adequacy decision on Japan that creates the world’s largest area of safe data flows.

INFORMATION GOVERNANCE

Information Governance World spring issue – InfoGov World has published the Spring 2019 issue of Information Governance World.

LEGAL TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

ABA Journal takes note of law firm legal tech efforts – Anna Persky writes in an ABA Journal article that in the last couple of years large and specialty law firms increasingly have been developing their own tools and software to better serve clients.

C u in court – Sharon Nelson of Sensei Enterprises, pointing to a Virginia Lawyers Weekly article, notes that in more than a dozen states public defenders and court administrators send text messages to defendants, reminding them to show up for scheduled hearings. Spokane WA public defenders are going the extra mile; they also text defendants to let them know there is a daycare facility inside the courthouse where defendants’ children can stay while defendants are in court.

New law firm tech lab in Berlin – Freshfields announced that it has opened its first Freshfields Lab in Berlin, Germany. The goal: the firm is “working collaboratively with clients in the space to develop technology-based solutions that tackle the challenges and opportunities stemming from digitization across the legal sector and clients’ own industry sectors.”

E-DISCOVERY CASE LAW

Recent e-discovery decisions

5/2/2019 – U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom issued a report and recommendation in response to a motion that “presents a cautionary tale about how not to conduct discovery in federal court.” Finding a fraud upon the Court, the judge used the court’s inherent powers as the basis for recommending that plaintiffs’ motion for sanctions be granted and that a default judgment should be entered against three of the defendants (the H&H defendants). From the beginning of discovery, the H&H proffered serial representations to the Court, many of which have been proven to be false. They repeatedly gave the Court numbers of responsive documents that did not add up; used search terms and ran searches designed to fail; attempted to shift blame to their prior counsel; failed to produce documents in accordance with court order; and intentionally withheld three categories of relevant documents from production. These actions freed two key witnesses to commit perjury at his deposition. Abbot Laboratories v. Adelphai Supply USA, 15 CV 5826 (CBA) (LB) (E.D.N.Y. May 2, 2019).

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Date Focus Organization Title
5/20/2019 LT/DT Heretik Heretik unveils new solution for building custom machine learning models: Heretik Forge
5/23/2019 LT/DT Intapp Intapp acquires OnePlace
5/24/2019 LT/DT Freshfields Freshfields launches Freshfields Lab to develop digital solutions with clients
5/28/2019 ED AccessData New Version of AccessData’s AD Enterprise Automates Early Data Collection Phase of Data Breach Investigations

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES

Date Focus Publisher Title
5/22/2019 C/DP EDPB 1 year GDPR – taking stock
5/22/2019 ED Legaltech News The LAW PreDiscovery Certification is Back

Jared Coseglia (TRU Staffing Partners)

5/23/2019 ED Dorsey Federal Magistrate Judge Tells Cautionary Tale About How Not to Conduct Discovery in Federal Court

Benjamin Greenberg

5/23/2019 ED eDiscovery Daily Blog Court Sanctions US Government for Spoliation in Copyright Infringement Case: eDiscovery Case Law

Doug Austin

5/23/2019 ED

LT/DT

Relativity Where Everybody Knows Your Name: 6 Networking Groups for In-House Counsel

Keely McKee

5/23/2019 ED Legaltech News E-Discovery Companies Lean on CISO Roles for Service Expansion, Growth

Victoria Hudgins

5/23/2019 ED Legaltech News It’s Time to Follow a Next-Generation E-Discovery Playbook

Robert Cruz (Smarsh)

5/24/2019 LT/DT In House Ops Don’t Throw Your Litigation Data Over the Fence

Eric Willis and Adam Barr (OpenText)

5/28/2019 ED eDiscovery Daily Blog Court Upholds Decision Not to Compel Plaintiff to Produce Unredacted Narrative of Events: eDiscovery Case Law

Doug Austin

5/28/2019 ED LawSites Major Merger Makes E-Discovery Provider An $800M Public Company

Bob Ambrogi

5/28/2019 ED Legaltech News Cellebrite, Relativity Team Up for Mobile E-Discovery Integration Legalview

Victoria Hudgins

5/28/2019 C/DP Jackson Lewis The GDPR – One Year and Counting

Mary Costigan, Joseph Lazzarotti, and Jason Gavejian

5/29/2019 LT/DT Artificial Lawyer Using AI To Help Litigation Finance Pick The Winning Cases
5/29/2019 ED Relativity Reliving the Relativity Fest London 2019 Keynote

Sam Bock

5/29/2019 ED Legaltech News Collaboration Finds a Way, But Can E-Discovery Keep Up?

James Murphy (Hanzo)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Conferences, webinars, and the like can provide insight into where e-discovery, information governance cybersecurity, and digital transformation are heading

5/30/2018-6/28/2019 EVENTS

Start End TZ Type Location Host Title
5/30/19 7:00 AM 5/30/19 6:00 PM IST Conference Bangalore, India Events 4 Sure GDPR ConfEx & Law Tech Exhibition
5/30/19 8:30 AM 5/30/19 5:00 PM ET Conference Boston, MA NELTP NELTP Connect 2019
5/30/19 8:30 AM 5/30/19 10:30 AM PT Conference Newport Beach, CA CCBJ The California Consumer Privacy Act Has Teeth: What You Need to Know to Comply
6/1/19 7:30 AM 6/5/19 3:00 PM ET Conference Montreal, Canada ARMA Canada ARMA Canada Conference
6/2/19 6/5/19 ET Conference Myrtle Beach, SC Comexposium Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference
6/2/19 12:30 PM 6/7/19 12:30 PM ET Conference Washington, DC Georgetown Law CLE 2019 eDiscovery Training Academy
6/3/19 6/4/19 Conference Hong Kong The Cowen Group SOLID Hong Kong
6/3/19 7:30 AM 6/7/19 4:15 PM PT Conference San Diego, CA DebTech International Data Governance and Information Quality Conference (DGIQ)
6/3/19 8:00 AM 6/5/19 5:00 PM ET Conference Arlington, VA ILTA LegalSEC Summit 2019
6/4/19 8:00 AM 6/4/19 6:00 PM BST Conference London, UK City & Financial Global Artificial Intelligence in Legal Services Summit
6/4/19 1:00 PM 6/4/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar MER Are You Ready for California Privacy? – An Overview of the ACC Privacy Maturity Model
6/4/19 1:00 PM 6/4/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar Lexbe Best Practices: Litigation Timelining
6/5/19 1:00 PM 6/5/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar Husch Blackwell The California Consumer Privacy Act: Everything We Know With Six Months to Go
6/5/19 1:00 PM 6/5/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar Ricoh Take Control of Your Data
6/5/19 5:00 PM 6/6/19 5:00 PM ET Meeting Columbus, OH EDI The 4th Annual EDI Summer Meeting
6/6/19 12:30 PM 6/6/19 1:30 PM ET Webinar Kilpatrick Townsend Updates to the Brazilian Data Privacy Law and How it Can Affect Your Business
6/6/19 1:00 PM 6/6/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar ACEDS Your E-Discovery Processes: How Do You Measure Up?
6/6/19 1:00 PM 6/6/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar MER How to Manage Retention Rules and Policies Across Multiple Jurisdictions
6/7/19 Meeting Tukwila, WA ARMA ARMA Tri-Chapter Seminar
6/9/19 12:00 PM 6/9/19 1:30 PM ET Meeting New York, NY Women in eDiscovery New York City – Save the date
6/10/19 6:00 PM 6/10/19 8:00 PM ET Meeting Troy, MI ACEDS ACEDS Detroit Chapter 4th Annual Wine and Cheese Social
6/10/19 5:00 PM 6/10/19 7:00 PM CT Meeting Chicago, IL ACEDS ACEDS Chicago Chapter: CEDS Exam Study Group
6/11/19 8:00 AM 6/13/19 4:00 PM CT Conference New Orleans, LA Asure Software C3 User Conference
6/11/19 8:00 AM 6/11/19 5:30 PM MT Conference Denver, CO The Masters Conference Managing Mountains Of Data More Than A Mile High?
6/11/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar DATAVERSITY Data Governance Strategies
6/11/19 5:30 PM 6/11/19 7:00 PM CT Meeting New Orleans, LA ACEDS ACEDS Gulf Coast Chapter Event
6/12/19 Meeting Tacoma, WA ARMA ARMA Puget Sound Chapter Awards & Installation of Officers
6/12/19 8:30 AM 6/13/19 12:00 PM CT Conference Chicago, IL Today’s General Counsel The Exchange eDiscovery
6/12/19 11:30 AM 6/12/19 12:15 PM ET Webinar Concept Searching We’ve Always Done It This Way – Using Metadata to Achieve Business Results
6/12/19 12:00 PM 6/12/19 1:00 PM ET Webinar BDO California Consumer Privacy Act: 6 Month Countdown for Retailers
6/12/19 1:00 PM 6/12/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar Ricoh Taking Contract Analysis to the Next Level
6/12/19 2:00 PM 6/12/19 3:00 PM ET Webinar CCBJ CHANGE MANAGEMENT: The Future of YOUR Legal Department Is Now
6/13/19 7:00 AM 6/13/19 6:00 PM BST Conference London, UK Events 4 Sure Global Legal ConfEx & Law Tech Exhibition
6/13/19 2:00 PM 6/13/19 3:00 PM ET Webinar CCBJ How To Manage an Internal Investigation
6/13/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar DATAVERSITY The Impact of Machine Learning on the Enterprise Today
6/17/19 5:00 PM CEST Webinar University of St.Gallen Legal Tech, More Than Hype?
6/17/19 6:00 PM 6/20/19 12:00 PM HKT Conference Hong Kong The Sedona Conference The 11th Annual Sedona Conference International Programme on Cross-Border Data Transfers and Data Protection Laws
6/18/19 1:00 PM 6/18/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar MER Information Governance & Privacy: Demystifying Defensible Disposition
6/18/19 1:00 PM 6/18/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar ALI-CLE GDPR, CCPA, and the Courts: Keys to Data Privacy Compliance for U.S. Businesses
6/18/19 1:00 PM 6/18/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar ACEDS Why Your eDiscovery Billing Process Is Leaving Money on the Table
6/18/19 Meeting Atlanta, GA ARMA Atlanta Chapter Meetings
6/19/19 12:00 PM 6/19/19 1:00 PM ET Webinar BDO Building Tomorrow’s Business: What does digital transformation mean for middle-market companies in 2019?
6/19/19 1:00 PM 6/19/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar ACEDS How to Keep Your Review from Going Off the Rails
6/19/19 1:00 PM 6/19/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar Ricoh A Blueprint for Modern Legal Departments
6/20/19 7:45 AM 6/21/19 12:15 PM ET Conference Arlington, VA Duke Law Bolch Judicial Institute Evaluating 2015 Rule 26 Discovery-Proportionality Amendments and Bolch-Duke Guidelines and Best Practices
6/20/19 9:00 AM ET Conference New York, NY ABA Fourth National Institute on Cybersecurity and Data Protection: A Law Firm’s Responsibility in Managing Data Risk
6/20/19 8:00 AM 6/20/19 5:00 PM PT Conference San Francisco, CA Bloomberg Law In-House Forum West
6/20/19 3:30 PM 6/20/19 5:00 PM CEST Conference Brussels, Belgium ACEDS How AI and Data Science changed the handling of regulatory requests
6/20/19 1:00 PM 6/20/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar ACEDS 5 Steps to Improve your eDiscovery Outcomes
6/20/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar DATAVERSITY Applying Governance to Business Processes
6/20/19 7:00 AM 6/20/19 6:00 PM IST Conference Mumbai, India Events 4 Sure GDPR ConfEx & Law Tech Exhibition
6/24/19 1:00 PM 6/24/19 2:30 PM ET Webinar Strafford Obtaining and Admitting Cell Phone Evidence at Trial: Call Logs, Text Messages, and Location Data
6/25/19 9:30 AM 6/25/19 5:30 AM ET Conference Brooklyn, NY Legal Geek Legal Geek North America
6/26/19 Meeting Houston, TX ARMA ARMA Houston Monthly Chapter Meeting
6/26/19 1:00 PM 6/26/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar Ricoh Secure and Expedite Signatures
6/26/19 1:00 PM 6/26/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar ACEDS Experience XDD Esquify Managed Review Technology Via Webinar Demo
6/26/19 5:30 AM 6/26/19 7:30 PM CT Meeting Kansas City, MO ACEDS ACEDS Kansas City Chapter Launch
6/27/19 7:00 AM 6/27/19 5:00 PM ET Meeting New York, NY EDI The 4th Annual EDI New York Meeting
6/27/19 2:30 PM 6/27/19 5:30 PM CEST Meeting Amsterdam ACEDS How AI and Data Science changed the handling of regulatory requests
6/27/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar DATAVERSITY Enterprise Architecture vs. Data Architecture

 

ACEDS Announces H5 as Newest Silver Level Affiliate Partner

May 29, 2019Eagan, Minn. – Leading global eDiscovery education and certification provider the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), a BARBRI professional association, is pleased to announce that H5 is the association’s newest “Silver Level” affiliate partner.

This partnership allows H5 to leverage and contribute to the full breadth of ACEDS education, marketing, training and professional development resources to enhance the overall electronic discovery skills and capabilities of eDiscovery practitioners.

“I’ve watched for years how H5 combined technology and process to raise search and culling to a high art form,” said ACEDS Executive Director Mary Mack, CEDS, CISSP.. “I am very happy to welcome H5 on behalf of our global ACEDS community as a Silver partner and look forward to them sharing their expertise with our community.”

Among the ACEDS opportunities and resources available to H5 and other members are leading-edge job tools, networking forums and opportunities through a global chapter network and events, a best-practice-oriented community of professionals, and the exclusive preparation and exam for the career-enhancing CEDS™ professional certification, as well as ACEDS’ new eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program.

“H5 has always been committed to quality work based on the highest standards and a scientifically sound foundation, whether we’re pursuing eDiscovery, responsive review, early risk assessment, finding key documents or developing innovative products. This takes constant learning as technologies and processes evolve,” said Sheila Mackay, Managing Director, eDiscovery Services at H5.  “That’s why we’re delighted to participate in ACEDS’ efforts to provide the kind of resources that enrich the entire eDiscovery community.”

About H5
H5 helps corporations and law firms find and manage the documents that matter in litigation and investigations by providing expert-driven, technological solutions to address the complex challenges created by electronic data. With expertise in eDiscovery, technology-assisted review and search, H5 is committed to helping clients find and manage the information they need to win cases, meet regulatory requirements and address risks by providing creative products and solutions that ensure fast, accurate, cost-effective results. Visit us at http://www.h5.com.

About ACEDS
The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence for organizations and individuals through training, certification, and supported by ACEDS chapters around the world. The association’s goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at AmLaw 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and United Nations and some of the largest multinational corporations in the world.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cindy Parks
913.526.6912
cindy@parkscommunications.com

ACEDS Community Newsletter for the Week of May 23

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May 23, 2019 | VOL. 8 | NO. 20

Live Event From ACEDS Benelux in Amsterdam and Brussels: “How AI and
Data Science Changed the Handling of Regulatory Requests”
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Pivotal Acquisition Corp. To Merge With KLDiscovery
Read more

CEDS Spotlight – Keith Spadafora, CEDS
Read more

RelativityFest London FOMO: Live-streams
Read more

Dan Clark, Corporate Counsel: Larger GDPR Fines Are on the Way,
Privacy Experts Say
Read more

Frank Ready, ALM Media: Wendy Riggs, CEDS, Featured on CLOC
eDiscovery Panel
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Kurt Mackie, 1105 Media: Microsoft’s Advanced eDiscovery Capabilities
Augmented in O365
Read more

Global Legal Post on Bloomberg Study
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Sharon Nelson, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.: Time to Require Tech
Competence of Judges?
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George Socha, BDO: Weekly Trend Report – 5/22/2019 Insights
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ACEDS Independent Research—Your Opinion Needed
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Eleanor Brock, Logikcull: 29 Cases of Shocking and Strange Spoliation
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Doug Austin, CloudNine: Court Establishes Search Protocol to Address
Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel
Read more

Nuix responds to market demand for a hosted eDiscovery solution with
zero infrastructure costs in Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand
Read more

Elizabeth Raymer, Thomson Reuters: E-Discovery Evolution
Read more

Study from Blickstein Group and Exterro Shows Reducing E-Discovery
Spend Remains Major Priority
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ACEDS Chapter News and Events

We are excited to announce new ACEDS Chapters are being formed in Charleston,
Toronto, Tokyo, Seattle, Atlanta, Sydney and Melbourne Australia. Please reach
out to chapters@aceds.org if you are interested in being part of the formation,
steering committee, or a member.

May 23 – Ireland – Rooftop Networking Event
Learn more and register here

May 24 – Benelux – Cocktail Reception
Learn more and register here

May 29 – Dallas – Your Apple Watch is Ruining My Life: An eDiscovery
Survival Guide
Learn more and register here

June 10 – Detroit – 4th Annual Wine and Cheese Social
Learn more and register here

June 10 – Chicago – CEDS Exam Study Group
Learn more and register here

June 11 – Gulf Coast – Educational Event
Learn more and register here

July 24 – Chicago – Summer Social *Save the Date*
Learn more

August 7 – New England – Sunset Cruise *Save the Date*
Learn more

September 26 & 27 – Detroit – 4th Annual ACEDS Detroit Symposium –
Midwest eDiscovery Conference *Save the Date*
Learn more

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