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Increasing Retention Periods require Open Archiving Standards

March 6, 2014


Due to the constantly increasing legal retention periods for electronic data, more and more government organizations and enterprises have to deal with old electronic archives from which the original manufacturer can be anything from being acquired to the absence of technical support for an older version of the archive. Once the technical lifecycle of this […]

European Privacy and Data Protection Regulations: Effective Defense Tools in eDiscovery But Also a Compliance Risk!

December 5, 2011


Last week, nearly 300 privacy professionals gathered in Paris for the second International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) European Data Protection Congress. Completely focused on the latest developments in privacy for the European data protection community, this conference was an extraordinarily high quality event—one of the best I have ever attended. The organizers sought to […]

How to Become Litigation Ready

November 24, 2010


eDiscovery is a process that is completely driven by litigation response: if you are involved in litigation and have received a legal hold letter, you must follow the legal rules and best practices to avoid fines, sanctions and worst case: severe damage to your reputation and the potential for additional law suits and investigations. Organizations […]

What is the Term ‘Early Case Assessment’ Really About?

September 23, 2010


In the last couple of months, I have seen many different definitions of Early Case Assessment (ECA). Some vendors mold the concept of Early Case Assessment to support their own offerings–which isn’t surprising, but it does cloud the issue. Some of the definitions have merit, but not all. There is one definition that I disagree […]

How to Incorporate Legacy Information Clean-up into your Go Forward Strategy for Information Management

August 19, 2010


As the average rate of information growth in organizations holds steady at 30-40% per year (’s_law), this is and will continue to create huge problems and liabilities that need to be addressed. More and more people are aware of the problem, but few know how to take action, let alone how to implement procedures and […]

Learn what a negotiated Boolean in eDiscovery is all about…

July 23, 2010


Ask yourself: can your in-house search tools do this or do you have to rely on external vendors? When lawyers negotiate what data is relevant to exchange under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, they determine not only the custodians, file locations, and file extensions, but they also define a so-called negotiated Boolean query.  The […]

Another Indirect Cost of Unethical Corporate Behavior

May 11, 2010


I am astounded by how few (relatively speaking) compliance hurdles my father’s and grandfather’s generations faced when operating their business compared to the policies in place today. In the 25 years I have been in the information management industry, I have learned to adapt to new rules, regulations, laws, and other forms of governance we […]