The Discovery Update July 2018

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The Discovery Update July 2018

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From the President

Hello!

For our July issue of the Discovery Update we have chosen articles covering several different legal perspectives on e-Discovery issues, as well as a couple of app reviews that I think you will enjoy.

Have a great July!

Best,

Sheila Atkinson-Baker

Proportionality and Making it Easy

By Ralph Losey

Every judge who has ever struggled with discovery issues wishes that the lawyers involved had a better understanding of proportionality, that they had spent more time really thinking about how it applies to the requisites of their case. So too does every lawyer who, like me, specializes in electronic discovery. As Chief Justice Roberts explained in his 2015 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary on the new rules on proportionality:

The amended rule states, as a fundamental principle, that lawyers must size and shape their discovery requests to the requisites of a case. Specifically, the pretrial process must provide parties with efficient access to what is needed to prove a claim or defense, but eliminate unnecessary or wasteful discovery. The key here is careful and realistic assessment of actual need.

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GDPR Means Changes to eDiscovery Vendor Agreements

By Leonard Deutchman

Typically, a client obtaining e-discovery services enters into an agreement with an e-discovery vendor. Such agreements may be for a single provision of services, but if the client is a regular client of the vendor, the parties will often enter into a master agreement that sets forth key legal and business terms, with a statement of work drafted for each provision of services setting out the particulars of that engagement.

Recently, parties are adding a separate set of provisions: obligations arising from the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, a regulation in EU law that took effect on May 25 and which addresses both data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the export of personal data outside the EU. In this month’s article, I will discuss how the requirements of the GDPR have resulted in changes to client/vendor e-discovery agreements.

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PROPORTIONALITY AND MAKING IT EASY

GDPR MEANS CHANGES TO EDISCOVERY VENDOR AGREEMENTS

KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE TO DISCUSS EDISCOVERY EFFECTIVELY

FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE COMING TO AN AIRPORT NEAR YOU

USING LITSOFTWARE APPS IN FAMILY LAW

ITIMEKEEP APP REVIEW

WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

eDiscovery Processing: Seven Tips for Reducing Stress (and Spend)

Five Tips to Avoid Mistakes in Electronic Document Review

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Know Your Audience to Discuss eDiscovery Effectively
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Facial Recognition Software Coming to an Airport Near You
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Using LitSoftware Apps in Family Law
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iTimeKeep App Review
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