Will Lawyers Ever Embrace Technology?: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Four

eDiscovery Daily

Craig Ball once made a great point in responding to a post of mine about educating lawyers when he said “ We not only need to persuade lawyers to take the plunge, we need to insure there’s a pool for them to jump into. Do they go to a community night course on computers? Pursue online education? Electronic Discovery and Evidence , Fourth Edition, Michael Arkfeld (available for purchase at Law Partner Publishing/LexisNexis here ).

What’s a Lawyer’s Duty When a Data Breach Occurs within the Law Firm: Cybersecurity Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

Right inside the door, you see a handwritten notice on a big whiteboard which says: All network services are down, DO NOT turn on your computers! Finding this odd, you turn to your firm receptionist who tells you that the firm was hit with a ransomware attack overnight, and that if you turn on your computer all of your files will be immediately encrypted, subject to a bitcoin ransom.”. Electronic Discovery Security


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#ModernDataMasters: Henrik Liliendahl, Chairman & CTO, Product Data Lake


I got good grades in mathematics at school but it was an evening class in secondary school that I took in what was then called EDP (Electronic Data Processing) that got me started. We didn’t even have a computer at that school so the whole class was about things drawn on the blackboard. Then one day we had a trip to a larger college that actually had computers and I was hooked! I was educated in computer engineering but my first job was on the business side.

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No Bad Faith Means No Sanctions for Failing to Preserve Video of Altercation: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

In assessing the plaintiff’s motion, Judge O’Hara noted that “the parties agreed the surveillance video is a form of electronically stored information (“ESI”) subject to the preservation requirements of Rule 37(e)”. Used by legal and business customers worldwide including more than 50 of the top 250 Am Law firms and many of the world’s leading corporations, CloudNine’s eDiscovery automation software and services help customers gain insight and intelligence on electronic data.

Business ID Theft Soars Amid COVID Closures

Krebs on Security

She shared with me a copy of the lease, which included a fraudulent ID and even a vehicle insurance card for a Land Cruiser we got rid of like 15 years ago.

2019 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review, Part 3

eDiscovery Daily

DiGiusti granted the “Children” defendants’ Motion to Compel against non-party City of Oklahoma City Police Department (“OCPD”) to comply with the Children’s subpoena of records related to the murder of their father in a civil case with the insurance company. Case Law Electronic Discovery

First Ever Multi-State Data Breach Lawsuit Targets Healthcare Provider: Cybersecurity Trends

eDiscovery Daily

The lawsuit alleges that Fort Wayne-based Medical Informatics Engineering and its subsidiary NoMoreClipboard “failed to take adequate and reasonable measures to ensure their computer systems were protected,” resulting in a 2015 breach that gave hackers access to the personal healthcare information of 3.9 Electronic Discovery Privacy SecurityJust as the number of data breaches continues to rise, the number of lawsuits over data breaches continues to rise as well.

Standardizing the Non-Standard Digital Forensics Protocol, Sort Of: eDiscovery Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

In his latest blog post on his Ball in Your Court blog ( Drafting Digital Forensic Examination Protocols , available here on his blog and here on his site in PDF form ), Craig discusses the ins and outs of putting together a forensic examination protocol, equating the drafting of such a protocol to “writing out the questions in advance” when taking the deposition of a computer or smart phone. Collection Electronic Discovery Evidence

2017 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review, Part 3

eDiscovery Daily

Hornak denied the plaintiff’s Motions to Compel third parties Microsoft, Google and Yahoo to Produce Responsive Documents Pursuant to their Subpoenas, finding that “resolution of this case begins and ends with the Stored Communications Act (‘SCA’), which generally provides that ‘a person or entity providing an electronic communication service to the public shall not knowingly divulge to any person or entity the contents of a communication while in electronic storage by that service.’”.

Debut of the Texas State Records Retention Schedule (RRS): 5th Edition – 5/10/2020

The Texas Record

2.1.001 Processing Files These types of records should be classified under Master Files and Application Data (2.1.002) and Computer Software Programs (2.1.007), as applicable. 2.2.004 Computer Job Schedules and Reports This type of record should be classified under Activity Reports (1.1.069).

The Personnel File: Retention & Best Practices

The Texas Record

Additionally, if you are using a Human Resources Information System (HRIS) or other kind of Content Management System to maintain all these records electronically, all your records can be easily auto-classified into the correct series. The enhanced electronic storage record requirements in Bulletin B kick in at the 10-year mark for local governments; for both local and state agencies, storage costs and potential information loss increase greatly every year records are being over-retained.

Me on the Equifax Breach

Schneier on Security

I am a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AccessNow, and the Tor Project; and an advisory board member of Electronic Privacy Information Center and VerifiedVoting.org. This is exactly the sort of information criminals can use to impersonate victims to banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, cell phone companies and other businesses vulnerable to fraud. This was not a minor vulnerability; the computer press at the time called it "critical."

The debate on the Data Protection Bill in the House of Lords

Data Protector

When we do the weekly supermarket shop online, we should be able to move our shopping list electronically. If you think that your data has been anonymised, according to the computational privacy group at Imperial College, you will be wrong. What follows below is an edited version of the debate in the House of Lords of the Second Reading of the Data Protection Bill, held on 10 October.

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