Because You Need to Know: Monthly News Round-Up for July 2020

A monthly round-up of eDiscovery industry news stories, useful publications, and notable cases of which you should be aware from the preceding month

Welcome to “Because You Need to Know,” XDD’s monthly news round-up.  In these posts, we gather together interesting articles, noteworthy cases, new publications, and XDD materials from the preceding month. This post gathers items of interest from July 2020.

Industry News Stories

Interesting topics in the news in July included the end of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Program, a new safe harbor in New Jersey, law firm cybersecurity concerns, and continuing adaption to remote work due to COVID-19:

Notable Cases

New eDiscovery cases discussed in July include:

Useful Publications

New industry publications released in July include:

XDD Materials

In July, XDD published two new blog articles, three new press releases, and a new educational webinar:

  • Educational Webinar
    • Gone Viral: Social Media in eDiscovery – As a review of almost any day’s news will demonstrate, social media remains an influential, indispensable part of American life – for better or for worse. And, as social media has been working its way ever deeper into our relationships, our professional activities, and our culture as a whole, its impact on discovery has been growing as well.  Unfortunately, the nature, diversity, and volume of social media data continue to present a variety of technical and legal challenges for practitioners.  In this free, one-hour educational webinar – newly updated for 2020, XDD Director of Education Matthew Verga, JD, reviews the things practitioners need to know about dealing with social media in eDiscovery, including: what sources there are; what data those sources contain; how that data can be collected; how it can be authenticated; and Issues of ethics, reliability, and more.

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About the Author

Matthew Verga

Director of Education

Matthew Verga is an electronic discovery expert proficient at leveraging his legal experience as an attorney, his technical knowledge as a practitioner, and his skills as a communicator to make complex eDiscovery topics accessible to diverse audiences. A fourteen-year industry veteran, Matthew has worked across every phase of the EDRM and at every level from the project trenches to enterprise program design. He leverages this background to produce engaging educational content to empower practitioners at all levels with knowledge they can use to improve their projects, their careers, and their organizations.

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