Bridging the Divide between Attorneys and IT Teams: One Privilege Tag at a Time

Imagine a world where attorneys and their colleagues in IT sit down together and come up with ingenious ways to innovate the eDiscovery process, maximizing efficiencies and cost savings for  their company. Seems logical, right? So why doesn’t it happen more often? The reasons are many, but one of the key explanations is that there’s … Continue reading Bridging the Divide between Attorneys and IT Teams: One Privilege Tag at a Time

Relativity Fest 2017 was as rich in knowledge as it was the Fest

It’s been an entire sun and moon cycle since I somehow safely returned home from the Hilton Riverside Hotel in Chicago after last week’s Relativity Fest.   I’m not sure which part of me hurts more, my mind from the conversations and speakers who presented or my body from the entertainment and festivities that our friends … Continue reading Relativity Fest 2017 was as rich in knowledge as it was the Fest

Some Things Don’t Change: Office 365 As a Solid Foundation for GDPR Compliance

The GDPR gives European individuals ownership of their personal data,  which includes data in their work emails or on internet sites,  and the GDPR carries significant reporting requirements which must detail where and how personal data is being used, processed and stored.

Why Russia hacking the election matters for data management

New technology methodologies enable good data privacy practices. With the Russian hacking of the U.S. Presidential election at the top of the news for the past few weeks, cybersecurity is clearly at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Everyone has a potential hacking problem. Furthermore, according to CIO magazine’s “U.S. cloud vendors adjust to Snowden effect, … Continue reading Why Russia hacking the election matters for data management

Selecting the Right Technology for Data Management: A Practical Problem-Solving Model

Ricci Dipshan’s recent piece on LegalTech News brought back memories from past developmental psychology classes, mathematics courses and even information technology training. While the intersection between psychology, math and IT may not be readily obvious, I was reminded of a five-step problem-solving process that I learned early in my life from each of them. With … Continue reading Selecting the Right Technology for Data Management: A Practical Problem-Solving Model

Human vs. Machine in the eDiscovery Matrix

Last night I watched The Matrix for probably the 20th time. I have to confess, that throughout the movie I felt like I was at work. Always fighting with computers and data.

All of us in this data risk management, electronic discovery, and regulatory compliance world can’t help but sometimes feel like our own technology is working against us…on its own…on purpose…sometimes on a daily basis.