Because You Need to Know: Monthly News Round-Up for May 2018

A monthly round-up of 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 May 2018.

Industry News Stories

Interesting topics in the news from May include a new source of guidance on digital forensics, criminal defendants and obtaining social media materials under the SCA, and immediate court challenges to Facebook and Google under the now-effective GDPR:

Notable Cases

New eDiscovery cases discussed in May include:

Useful Publications

New industry publications released in May include:

XDD Materials

XDD published five new blog articles, one new white paper, and one new educational webinar in May:

  • White Paper
    • Everything in Moderation: Proportionality in eDiscovery – In December 2015, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure brought the existing-but-overlooked concept of proportionality front and center in an attempt to combat the runaway cost and scale of discovery in the digital era. In this free White Paper, XDD Director of Education Matthew Verga, JD, surveys cases from 2016 and 2017 to see how courts are now applying proportionality in discovery.
  • Educational Webinar
    • Mobile Device Forensics: From Texts to Context – As mobile devices have evolved, mobile device forensics has become about a lot more than just text messages. Modern smartphones have become primary access points for a range of social networking, communication, and work functions making them potentially complex and data-rich sources for eDiscovery and forensic investigation.  XDD Regional Vice President, Forensic Services, Scott Polus, leads this free one-hour webinar discussing today’s mobile device forensics challenges.

As always, we welcome your input regarding future topics for our webinars, articles, and white papers.  Share your interests with us here.

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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