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Weekly Trends Report – 2/13/2020 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


2020 UF Law E-Discovery Conference – Register now to join me in person or via livestream on March 19 as I get together with Bill Hamilton and a host of new and returning speakers for the 8th Annual University of Florida Law E-Discovery Conference in Gainesville, FL.

BDO knows CCPA – BDO’s California Consumer Privacy Act resource page enables privacy executives to stay abreast of the impending regulation and learn about overarching privacy and governance considerations in one convenient location.


The Legalweek that was –

Predictive coding (aka TAR) –


Proposed changes to proposed CCPA regulations – Glenn A. Brown, Lydia de la Torre, Elliot Golding, and Ann J. LaFrance of Squire Patton Boggs reported that on Feb. 7 the California AG announced changes to the CCPA proposed regulations.

Data privacy legislation introduced in Florida – Crystal B. Carswell of Hunton Andrews Kurth reported that the Florida legislature has introduced bills that would require companies operating online services in the state to inform Florida consumers whether they are collecting personal information and provide opt out capabilities.

Processing personal data through video devices – Diletta De Cicco and Charles-Albert Helleputte of Mayer Brown reported that On January 29, 2020, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) released Guidelines 3/2019 on processing personal data through video devices (“Guidelines”). They also published “10 Commandments for Processing Personal Data Through Video Devices in the European Union”.

Sedona Conference Incident Response Guide – Sharon Nelson of Sensei Enterprises reported that the 139-page Sedona Conference Incident Response Guide now is available.


Date Focus Organization Title
2/3/2020 ED Reed Smith Reed Smith Launches E-Discovery App
2/3/2020 ED Relativity Relativity Makes it Easier to Take Advantage of RelativityOne with New Pricing Model
2/4/2020 ED Mimecast Mimecast Expands E-Discovery Capabilities to Help Increase Productivity for Legal and IT Teams


2/11/2020 ED ProSearch


ProSearch Launches Expanded Services Portfolio for RelativityOne Customers


Date Focus Publisher Title Authors
1/31/2020 ED Relativity Introducing Pay-As-You-Go Pricing for RelativityOne Nick Robertson
2/11/2020 ED Legaltech News Taking Control: Legal Ops Teams Asserting Themselves in E-discovery Relationships Frank Ready
2/12/2020 ED Hanzo Building a career in eDiscovery: A conversation with Meghan Brosnahan
2/12/2020 ED Relativity Improving Project Management with Dynamic Objects 101 Sam Bock (Relativity)
2/13/2020 ED eDiscovery Daily Blog Mobile Collection: It’s Not Just for iPhones Anymore Tom O’Connor (Gulf Coast Legal Tech Center)


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

2/14/2020-3/20/2020 EVENTS

Start End TZ Type Location Host Title
2/18/20 1:00 PM ET Webinar EDRM Judges Roundtable: What E-Discovery Practices Judges Want to See in their Court
2/19/20 1:00 PM 2/19/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar Lexbe How to Solve the Challenges of Reviewing Large Email Sets
2/19/20 5:00 PM 2/19/20 7:00 PM PT Meeting San Francisco, CA ACEDS ACEDS San Francisco Chapter: Wine, Cheese, and ESI
2/20/20 9:00 AM 2/20/20 10:00 AM ET Webinar Data Protection World Forum GDPR and Regulatory Change: the switch from a legal issue to a technological issue
2/20/20 12:00 PM 2/20/20 1:00 PM CT Meeting Minneapolis, MN MALSP February 2020 MALSP Meeting – Outcomes and Observations in Recent eDiscovery and Privacy Law
2/24/20 1:00 PM 2/24/20 2:00 PM GMT Webinar ACEDS Forensic Collection Best Practices: Achieving Accurate, Defensible and Proportionate Data Collection
2/26/20 12:00 PM ET Webinar HaystackID Anatomy of a Second Request: Successfully Managing Seven Requests in 90 Days
2/26/20 12:00 PM ET Webinar HaystackID Anatomy of a Second Request: Managing Antitrust Agency Second Requests
2/26/20 1:00 PM 2/26/20 2:00 PM GMT Webinar ACEDS Tackling the Explosion of Data in E-Disclosure
2/26/20 1:00 PM ET Webinar Bloomberg Law Protecting Personal Information: The New Data Privacy Expectations
2/26/20 1:00 PM ET Webinar XDD The Final Countdown: Production Fundamentals
2/27/20 12:00 PM 2/27/20 1:00 PM PT Meeting Portland, OR ACEDS ACEDS Portland Chapter: The Benefits and Challenges of Pursuing an eDiscovery Certification
2/27/20 1:00 PM 2/27/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar Sidley Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues in M&A: How New Laws Are Changing the Game
2/27/20 1:00 PM 2/27/20 2:00 PM ET Webinar Hogan Lovells From Regulation to Litigation: CCPA Litigation Defense
2/27/20 5:00 PM 3/2/20 12:00 PM CT Conference Chicago, IL ABA ABA TECHSHOW 2020
3/3/20 3/5/20 CT Conference Dallas, TX AIIM The AIIM Conference 2020
3/5/20 8:30 AM 3/6/20 12:00 PM CT Conference St. Louis, MO The Sedona Conference The 14th Annual Sedona Conference Institute: eDiscovery, Data Privacy, and Security
3/5/20 8:30 AM 3/6/20 1:00 PM ET Conference Tarrytown, NY CCBJ Legal Operations Executive Leadership Forum
3/5/20 8:30 AM 3/5/20 5:30 PM ET Conference Toronto, Canada ADB Insights ABD Insights Canadian Legal Innovation Forum
3/17/20 3:30 PM 3/17/20 5:00 PM ET Conference Jacksonville, FL ACEDS ACEDS Jacksonville Chapter: eDiscovery “Appetizers” Pre – UF Law Conference
3/18/20 8:30 AM 3/19/20 1:00 PM MT Conference Denver, CO The Sedona Conference 2020 Annual Meeting of Working Group 11
3/18/20 8:30 AM 3/19/20 1:00 PM MT Conference Denver, CO The Sedona Conference The Sedona Conference Working Group 11 Annual Meeting 2020



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George Socha
Managing Director at BDO
George Socha is a managing director in BDO’s Forensic Technology Services practice. Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, he assists corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance. George has served clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, retail, banking, and technology, among others. As a renowned industry thought leader, George has authored more than 50 articles and spoken at more than 200 engagements across the world on a variety of e-discovery topics. His extensive knowledge has also been utilized more than 20 times to provide expert testimony. Co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), a framework that outlines the standards for the recovery and discovery of digital data, and the Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM), a similar framework specific to information management, George is skilled at developing and implementing electronic discovery strategies and managing electronic discovery processes. Prior to joining BDO, George spent 16 years as a litigation attorney in private practice before starting his own consulting firm focused on e-discovery issues in 2003. George has also served as a guest lecturer at universities across the United States.