​​​BONG! archive

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An informal and occasional selection of recent international eDisclosure / eDiscovery / legal IT / data protection / information governance / interesting news / articles collated since 2011 by Jonathan Maas (
LinkedIn profile) of The Maas Consulting Group in London.  Anyone can email Jonathan@MaasConsultingGroup.com to subscribe / unsubscribe.  Simply pick and click from below.


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How to propose and sell eDiscovery managed services (eDiscoveryStrategy: Chuck Kellner) https://maas-bong.io/2UqXJzT
"Law firms and corporations are increasingly investing in outsourced managed services for eDiscovery.  Corporations, in particular, are adding on additional services such as contract management and cybersecurity services."

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Best practices for legal innovation (ILTA Workshop Report) (Prism Legal: Ron Friedmann) https://maas-bong.io/2UucuSh
"I report here on best practices for legal innovation, based on the results the August 20th Innovative Thinking Workshop at the ILTA annual conference that I co-facilitated."

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It’s time for a C-level role dedicated to re-skilling workers (Harvard Business Review: André Dua, Liz Hilton Segel, Susan Lund) https://maas-bong.io/2UC3ECl
"Although corporate leaders have talked about skills gaps for years, the spread of automation and artificial intelligence is prompting some of the biggest companies - including Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, SAP, Walmart, and AT&T, to name just a few - to take action, not with small pilots but with comprehensive plans to retrain large segments of their workforces."

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How digital forensics is transforming the Metropolitan Police (Financial Times: Helen Warrell) https://maas-bong.io/2Uyg8L1
"The Met’s 160-strong digital forensics team cracks cases by mining mobile phones, laptops, games consoles and even car entertainment systems for the data hidden within."

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Linklaters uses legal design, tests on training contract letters, with more to follow (Artificial Lawyer: Richard Tromans) https://maas-bong.io/2UufHBj
"The original trainee contract offer letter was a traditional MS Word document, similar to the format of most other training contract offer letters in the market.  This they decided was an excellent test area to see how they could use legal design to improve clarity and usability of contracts and other documents they produced at the firm."

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Leveraging data and analytics for compliance (FRA: Rasoul Golparvar) https://maas-bong.io/2lS1vVx
"The number of data sources and volume of data available in the world continues to grow exponentially, presenting great opportunities for forward-looking compliance teams to leverage this data through the appropriate analytics techniques, to build a robust monitoring capability and enhance their policies and procedures tailored to their organisations."

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In-house legal departments rising to meet business goals (Casepoint: Brett Burney) https://maas-bong.io/2Usllns
"Understanding eDiscovery as an entry-way into departmental efficiency."

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Takeaways from Litigation Support Day 2019 (Relativity: Tammie Josifovic) https://maas-bong.io/2Us4ZeJ
"The lessons and key takeaways of the day were said best by Ari Kaplan: Innovation means different things and it is an openness to making changes; Always teach yourself and put yourself in the path of opportunity; and The best thing you can do is ‘spark' conversation."

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Sydney CLOC 2019 - Don't go it alone (LinkedIn: Peter Campbell [Hall & Wilcox]) https://maas-bong.io/2UvbDAX
"I am grateful that CLOC allows law firms to attend.  Getting into a room with in-house counsel to talk about their challenges and how they are changing is very useful for us to work out how we can build a better service."

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LeClairRyan files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (Big Law Business: Meghan Tribe) https://maas-bong.io/2Uxh1Ui
"The Richmond, Virginia-based firm also indicated that it has anywhere between an estimated 200 and 999 creditors.  The list of creditors with unsecured claims in the filing include law firm Latham & Watkins, which the document says is owed $370,243.44, and Integreon, a major alternative legal services provider."


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Turbocharging lawyers with artificial intelligence (Medium) https://maas-bong.io/2Uxho16
"Andrew Arruda and his team built ROSS Intelligence to level the legal playing field and provide justice for all."

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Alternative legal services providers and the shortage of legal talent (Legal Executive Institute: Connie Brenton) https://maas-bong.io/2UpsW6m
"Adding to the talent vacuum is the fact that the talent set and credentials that ALSPs look for in a new hire is a bit different than what law firms look for in a typical associate - and, in fact, is different from what most young legal talent think they want."

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So much of our lives have been exposed through breaches we have no privacy left (Forbes: Kalev Leetaru) https://maas-bong.io/2Uozz92
"It is ironic that we still talk about the quaint notion of ‘privacy' in a digital world in which we barter away our privacy for the privilege of being able to waste our days watching an endless parade of funny cat videos."

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Minimising privacy risk with data minimisation (Law: Sheryl Falk, Dan Roffman, Steve McNew) https://maas-bong.io/2UzN6uJ
"While the practice of data minimisation isn’t exactly new, we’re now seeing it resonate and discussed at the forefront of the legal industry for the first time.”

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Barristers must embrace digital or be left behind (Lawyers Weekly: Jerome Doraisamy) https://maas-bong.io/2UrllV5
"Members of the bar, like all other legal practitioners, need 'cognitive diversity' to address questions about the future of law (including algorithmic law, automation and data-driven legal advice) and also understand the new context in which the law now operates."

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As tech dances into legal departments, clients and firms need to learn how to tango (Law: Gina Passarella Cipriani, Zach Warren) https://maas-bong.io/2UpK6kl
"Technology should be focused on, ‘How do I use this to create a business case with ROI?’  Instead they create technology and say, ‘You figure out what you need it for, here are 20 different use cases for our tech.’"

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US supreme court votes to approve pilot allowing non-traditional legal services (LexBlog: Bob Ambrogi) https://maas-bong.io/2Uu5Rzp
"The Utah Supreme Court voted unanimously yesterday to approve the recommendations of a work group that called for 'profoundly reimagining the way legal services are regulated in order to harness the power of entrepreneurship, capital and machine learning in the legal arena.'"


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Who pays for eDiscovery attorney fees and vendor expenses? (Law: Mark Berman [Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer]) https://maas-bong.io/2jZf05o
"Who will pay for eDiscovery expenses will often inform a litigation strategy, and recent US case law provides litigators with guidance on the allocation of eDiscovery costs."

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How to successfully jump in on LinkedIn (the water is warm)! (LinkedIn: Kaylee Walstad [ACEDS]) https://maas-bong.io/2jZkc9o
"Twitter is where you can get the news quickly and be seen, but those relationships move to LinkedIn and that’s where the real business happens."

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The road ahead: What to expect in autumn 2019 (Artificial Lawyer: Richard Tromans) https://maas-bong.io/34gndEv
"For most of us, this week marks the beginning of the ‘new term’ in the land of legal tech and innovation.  But what should we be looking out for?  What will some of the key trends, events and hot topics be as we make the headlong rush from September down to the end of the year?"

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Implementing legal technology including artificial intelligence and machine learning - Some tips! (LinkedIn: Komal Gupta) https://maas-bong.io/34jOF43
Step One: "It is important to avoid creating solutions to problems that don’t exist!  Be clear about how technology will assist the exercise, including how it can address key challenges and provide potential efficiency gains and/or quality enhancements."

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Culture of hierarchy and fear must be discarded by law firms (Lawyers Weekly: Jerome Doraisamy) https://maas-bong.io/34h9kFX
"If law firms are to attract and maintain the right talent, there must be a cultural shift away from outdated models and movement towards greater immersion, argues one partner."

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Apple iPhone hack exposed by Google breaks WhatsApp encryption (Forbes: Thomas Brewster) https://maas-bong.io/34iXbAo
"The hackers could also watch where users were going with a live GPS location tracker.  And the malware stole the ‘keychain' where passwords, such as those for all remembered Wi-Fi points, are stored."

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VIDEO: Interview with SullivanStrickler Part 2: New technology and new purposes for tape (eDisclosure Information Project: Chris Dale) https://maas-bong.io/34guXq3
"The subject of this part is why tape declined as a popular archive until about 2000 and then revived.  The technical deficiencies of tape proved inadequate for the changing demands - not just increased volumes but changed purposes and pressures.  Since 2000, the technology of tape has advanced to meet the demands."

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Batman movie script written by AI after watching 1,000 hours footage (Techgrabyte: Navin Bondade) https://maas-bong.io/34hXMT3
"I don’t know if you are a Batman fan or not, but if you are an AI enthusiast then this Batman movie script written by AI bot will definitely make you crazy."

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Get ready for Brexit: Check what you need to do (UK Government) https://maas-bong.io/34hJMsi
"The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union on 31 October 2019.  Use this checker to find out what you or your business will need to do to get ready for Brexit."  Presumably not written by an AI bot.


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The next era of eDiscovery is already here (JD Supra: Daniel Gold [ACEDS]) https://maas-bong.io/2UguWxA
"The next era is not another gimmicky eDiscovery software provider with slick marketing jargon, but rather it is time for corporations to take the lead on controlling, storing and searching data and mostly securing the enterprise data."

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"The opportunity is huge" says Kira and ContractPodAI’s major investor, Insight Partners (Artificial Lawyer: Richard Tromans) https://maas-bong.io/2UfsTdm
"US-based investment fund, Insight Partners, has financial stakes in both Kira Systems and ContractPodAI - but what is driving its commitment to these companies and how does it see the legal tech market taking shape?  Artificial Lawyer spoke to Vice President, Paul Szurek, to find out."

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The simplest way to talk about location? An answer in three words (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2Uhv147
"The company has taken the globe, divided it into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and given each one of the 57 trillion squares a unique 3-word address.  With a combination of its mapping app and traditional mapping providers, users can quickly identify current locations and their three-word address or find locations with just three words.”  Cool - my office can be found at author.roofs.budget!

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#BeCivilLaw - a call for moderation in the great innovation debate (LinkedIn: Fred Bannng [Pinsent Masons]) https://maas-bong.io/2UgyzUm
"If the consequence is that the message which purchasers of legal services start to get from every participant in the market is ‘don’t listen to those snake-oil merchants, we’re the good guys’, it will be the brand of legal innovation that will suffer (as we’re already seeing with fatigue around the term itself)."

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Common courtesy is not always common (Latin Business Today: Maria Villar [SAP]) https://maas-bong.io/2Ufpprl
"There seems to be something missing in our business dealings today, something that is basic to commerce - professional courtesy.  Or is it?"

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The SFO releases new guidance on how companies should co-operate, but what does it really mean for you? (LinkedIn: Phil Beckett [Alvarez & Marsal]) https://maas-bong.io/2Umt32z
"The document seeks to provide companies who are considering entering into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with guidance on what would be considered appropriate cooperation."

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Co-operation or capitulation?  What the SFO Corporate Co-operation Guidance really means (White & Case: Jonathan Pickworth, Joanna Dimmock, Anneka Randhawa, Mhairi Fraser) https://maas-bong.io/2Um0qCO
"The Guidance places a significant burden on corporates to gather evidence and make their records available to the SFO.  However, without any guarantee of an agreeable outcome, is there sufficient incentive for corporates to self-report when the cost of co-operation is so high?"

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Closer to the machine: Technical, social and legal aspects of AI (Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner) https://maas-bong.io/32bWgA3
"How governments and regulators respond to technological and social developments in AI will have a large and lasting impact on our society.  We need to encourage worthwhile technological innovation, but we need to do so with our eyes open.”  And this does that very well in plain and simple English.

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Re-purposing existing legal processes to meet urgent privacy requirements (Exterro: Ron Rambo) https://maas-bong.io/2Ujne5P
"It’s a fine line for some companies to walk, but having a tight, reliable process is one of the first steps yours can take to help ensure defensibility with both privacy regulations and eDiscovery requirements."

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Technology can displace lawyers, warns Chief Justice as he urges profession to adapt to new reality (Channel News Asia) https://maas-bong.io/2UhOMbN
"Abandon the assumption that all you need to know to become a good lawyer is simply the law.  If that has ever been true, it certainly no longer is."


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Is eDiscovery too practical to offer as part of law school curricula? (JD Supra: CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2UbsRTQ
"We’ve certainly noted before how slow law schools are to provide eDiscovery education.  But, are they slow to push for it because eDiscovery is 'too practical'?"

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Two left feet: What GCs want from legal technology (Law: Gina Passarella Cipriani, Zach Warren) https://maas-bong.io/2Ujt5Z1
"Legal technology companies have to get out of their own way in vying for law department adoption."

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Medical malpractice - Guide to US Electronic Medical Record discovery (Garrett Discovery: Andrew Garrett) https://maas-bong.io/2Ud6m0C
"Ten years ago the courts were satisfied when the defendants stated there were no audit trails and could only produce a limited patient record.  Everyone was satisfied with that answer.  Now the courts have seen the capabilities of the modern day Electronic Medical Record and have ordered everything from virtual site inspections, in-person inspections aided by the EMR vendor, disclosure of system documentation and forensic audits of systems.  Defendants can no longer stand idle or take the position that the data does not exist."

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Data subject access requests - Change to time limit (LinkedIn: Razia Begum [Taylor Vinters]) https://maas-bong.io/2Udu6BI
"In an unusually understated fashion (no formal announcement has been made), the Information Commissioner’s Office has recently changed its interpretation of Article 12 of the GDPR, which sets a one month timescale for employers to respond to a data subject access request."

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VIDEO: James MacGregor of Consilio on the expansion of Consilio’s business (eDisclosure Information Project: Chris Dale) https://maas-bong.io/2UfKqC1
"There seems to be no end to Consilio’s global ambitions and every year bring at least one significant acquisition or extension of the Consilio empire."

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Buyers say legal tech, ALSPs losing business by not understanding their problems (Law: Victoria Hudgins) https://maas-bong.io/2UfIMAg
"Legal tech and alternative legal service buyers want to know how a solution will solve their business’s challenges.  But a Baretz+Brunelle survey found that, in today's market, that valuable information is hard to come by."

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How to stay relevant as a CIO, plus clients’ five worries and how we respond (Legal IT Insider: Caroline Hill) https://maas-bong.io/2UcsiZZ
Mike Rebeiro, head of digital innovation at Macfarlanes, and Rick Howell, CIO at Perkins Coie, opine on the latest trends.

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The three reasons gaining trust is more difficult and more important than ever (LinkedIn: Michael McQueen) https://maas-bong.io/2UchISN
"Economics professor from Columbia University Joseph Stiglitz, once said: 'It is trust, more than money, that makes the world go around'.  Today, this is more true than ever."

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Utah task force calls for profoundly reimagining the way legal services are regulated (LawSites: Bob Ambrogi) https://maas-bong.io/2UbBA8y
"This new regulatory body would solicit non-traditional sources of legal services, including non-lawyers and technology companies, and allow them to test innovative legal service models and delivery systems through a 'regulatory sandbox', an approach that would permit innovation in designated areas while addressing risk and generating data to inform the regulatory process."

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Time for TAR: Where experts say technology-assisted review is at today (Law: Rhys Dipshan) https://maas-bong.io/2Ucpo7x
"An ILTACON2019 panel looked at why TAR 2.0 doesn’t mean the death of TAR 1.0, and why 'technology-assisted' isn’t synonymous with independent and automated."


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ILTACON 2019 at the happiest place on earth (Ball in your court: Craig Ball) https://maas-bong.io/2U5TUQl
"ILTA is like LegalTech turned upside down.  The caste system between lawyers and staff is hardly in evidence, and technology dominates the conversation, not law.  ILTA turns the gender numbers upside down, too."

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Information governance down under - interview with Susan Bennett (IG World: Robert Smallwood) https://maas-bong.io/2U60GWh
"I believe a key challenge is properly understanding both the scope and limits of new technology.  The issue of having the right capabilities and skills to use the technology is infrequently properly considered.  Sometimes, it is less about what software or new technology you are using and more about having the right skill set using it."

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Needed: More skills to build AI systems, which are supposed to alleviate skills needs (Forbes: Joe McKendrick) https://maas-bong.io/2U5J7Wi
"The skills executives identify as being the most scarce in the talent pool - technology, creativity and leadership - are the very same skills that they anticipate will be most important to their companies over the next five years and beyond."

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Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks anticipated robots and artificial intelligence - and they didn’t trust them (Gregory Bufithis) https://maas-bong.io/2U8z6b6
"Zeus commanded Hephaestus to create a kalon kakon ('beautiful evil') in the form of an uncannily beautiful young woman who would arouse men’s lust.  This bewitching fembot called Pandora would be dispatched to earth with one mission: to open a sealed jar filled with all the suffering and misfortunes that plagued humankind."

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The International Legal Technology Association announces the 10th annual ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Award winners (Legal IT Insider: Caroline Hill) https://maas-bong.io/2U6ro0W
"ILTA's Distinguished Peer Awards programme recognises ILTA peers who have delivered great business value and transformational impact through their innovations and implementations or have been champions in specific areas of focus for their organisations."

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What is the purpose of your firm? (Adam Smith Esq: Bruce MacEwen) https://maas-bong.io/2U6suty
"Has our first (and really only) answer to the question, 'What is a corporation’s purpose?' been wrong for the last, oh, 40 or 50 years?"

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2019 Inc. 5000 eDiscovery enablers (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2U7EICr
"In 1982, Inc. began showcasing 500 of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States and publishing them as part of an Inc. 500 listing.  Twenty-five years later the showcase list was expanded to include 5,000 companies and rechristened as the Inc. 5000.  This year’s Inc. 5000 includes legal service providers, eDiscovery providers and law firms."

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The rise of the eDiscovery professional (Legal IT Insider: Clare Chalkley [Integreon]) https://maas-bong.io/2U7w6LN
"The industry is still new and evolving and there are exciting opportunities available.  New roles are emerging and new professionals with incredible skills are coming into the market.  It is an exciting time to be involved in the eDiscovery profession, which is an increasingly important and necessary part of the legal industry service offering."

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AUDIO: ILTACON19 industry experts and legal media panel (ILTA) https://maas-bong.io/2U8PuZa
"Legal technology authors and members of the media discuss and debate current topics driving changes in our industry.  Hear about the impact of start-ups in our industry, law departments and firms who have gone through transformation and change, firms creating their own technology and hot topics you are hearing about and those where you may not be paying enough attention."

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VIDEO: A blind man’s vision of the dark side - The extraordinary life of Jacques Semelin (Gregory Bufithis) https://maas-bong.io/2U72HkT
"Jacques Semelin is French, a professor at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris at SciencesPo, a selective research university of international standing.  It was here that Jacques created a pioneering course on genocide and mass violence, as well as programmes on the civil resistance processes in dictatorships."


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What is hybrid eDiscovery and how will it shape the future of legaltech? (JD Supra: Ipro) https://maas-bong.io/2TWZa8M
"As a concept, it combines the best aspects of powerful in-house software, an outside service-provider and a dedicated cloud environment and IT department specialised in eDiscovery, bundled into a solution with a single technology partner."

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Australian undercover millionaire, Enzo Lisciotto, charters flight home to bolster failing Oz government reserves (Penang Chronicle: Owen Thatsalie) https://maas-bong.io/2TYzj09
"Enzo will be sorely missed - his contribution to the UK beverages industry cannot be underestimated, said no-one at all."  So long, mate, and enjoy Nuix!

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ILTACon19 impressions (Prism Legal: Ron Friedmann) https://maas-bong.io/2TWkL14
Ron gives his thoughts on the main conference themes, venue and more.  Enzo wasn't there, so we shan't benefit from his thoughts.

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ILTACON19: Post-mortem notes, musings and observations (LawSites: Bob Ambrogi) https://maas-bong.io/2U16BMb
But we do have Bob's: "For me, perhaps the most memorable aspect of the conference was not a product or an event or an exhibitor.  Rather, it was the palpable sense of an organisation reinvigorated.”

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Plan outlines priorities for federal agency engagement in AI standards development (NIST) https://maas-bong.io/2TYMPRK
"The plan recommends that the federal government 'commits to deeper, consistent, long-term engagement' in activities to help the United States speed the pace of reliable, robust and trustworthy AI technology development."

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Lawyer-entrepreneurs ride the conference circuit at ILTACON (Bloomberg Law: Roy Strom) https://maas-bong.io/2TUpQqE
"ILTACON 2019 features many attorneys who chose to build legal tech products, services.  Their business fortunes may hinge on their ability to network and sell at these events."

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Plaudits for Reynen Court beta launch (Global Legal Post) https://maas-bong.io/2U7gcRX
"Reynen Court and its consortium firms are leading the way to a profoundly productive advance in our profession’s use of technology."

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Predictive coding technologies and protocols: Fall 2019 survey (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2TWoT1e
"The survey is a non-scientific semi-annual survey designed to help provide a general understanding of the current application of predictive coding technologies, protocols, workflows and uses by data discovery and legal discovery professionals."

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Legal firm of choice survey (Lawyers Weekly: Emma Ryan) https://maas-bong.io/2KP6SPw
"Momentum Intelligence, in partnership with Lawyers Weekly, has uncovered the firms deemed most attractive to Australian legal professionals this year."  Enzo, take note.

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Are law firms sustainable?  It's the model that matters (Forbes: Mark Cohen) https://maas-bong.io/2TYuZy1
"Which law firm - or legal service provider - models will thrive in the digital age?  Spoiler alert: Client-centric, collaborative, data driven, tech-enabled, multidisciplinary, diverse, agile, constantly improving, scaled, capitalised and digitally transformed ones."


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ILTACON19: Litigation support state of the union (Twitter: Various) https://maas-bong.io/2TSQLDq
Tweets and videos from yesterday's Litigation Support Day at the ILTA conference in Orlando.  Dip in to fascinating facts and comments from the experts.

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Speedgate, the sport invented by artificial intelligence (expmag: Glenn McDonald) https://maas-bong.io/2TTpu3C
A surprisingly interesting read about a new team sport: "A design team’s collaboration with an advanced neural network produces a surprise success story."

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Legal innovation is pyrexial (LexBlog: Ron Friedmann) https://maas-bong.io/2U3DZlL
"Legal innovation is pyrexial [I had to look it up, too], the tempo fever is at fever pitch.  Ron Friedmann provides evidence and explains why he thinks it’s happening."

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Lawyers - going on holiday and avoiding extra stress: Advice from twitter (Civil Litigation Brief: Gordon Exall) https://maas-bong.io/2TUGMxa
"Since we are in the middle of the holiday season I have noticed how some people are reporting that going on, and coming back from, holidays is a stressful experience.  I asked the lawyers (and others) on Twitter to give their advice on reducing the stress of holidays."

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ILTACON full of AI discussion, but also concerns over hype (Big Law Business: Sam Skolnik) https://maas-bong.io/2TV08mc
"Lawyers and technologists at ILTACON 2019 praised cost-saving AI innovations, but urged caution to avoid the sometimes vague, overly optimistic vendor marketing pitches that can make it tougher for law firms to choose the right AI-enabled tools."

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Leveraging court data for wealth management (Artificial Lawyer: Josh Blandi [UniCourt]) https://maas-bong.io/2TVtOPY
"With access to real-time data from countless courts across the country, investment firms can make key decisions before the rest of the market becomes aware of such litigation or its outcomes."

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Microsoft signs on as first user of “standard" legal language (Bloomberg Law: Roy Strom) https://maas-bong.io/2TViTWl
"A standard description of legal work, similar to the universal product code, will help clients better track the work being done by their in-house lawyers and outside law firms.  Ultimately, it could lead to better comparisons of law firms’ pricing and performance."

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Live From ILTACON: New developments in legal technology (Above the Law: Mike Quartararo) https://maas-bong.io/2TRBX86
"We spent time in the exhibit hall at ILTACON talking to leading companies in the legal technology space to flesh out new developments they are announcing during the conference.  Below, in no particular order, is our report."

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Don’t call me a lawyer - I am a “legal engineer” (Fast Company: Ciara Byrne) https://maas-bong.io/2TTf3x6
"Lawyers must bring many skills to the table - knowledge of the law, keen time management, powers of persuasion and the gift of the gab.  But their tech stack is often Microsoft Word."

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As enterprises opt for more cloud, 64% in new survey say GDPR doesn’t apply to them (Channel Futures: Kelly Teal) https://maas-bong.io/2TRznyI
"Organisations’ 'remarkably passive' attitude, as FileCloud put it, toward cloud and compliance places them in danger of fines or breaches that could cost millions of dollars, and more."


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Sizing up the greatest eDiscovery challenges of today and tomorrow (Legal IT Insider: Tony Caputo [CloudNine]) https://maas-bong.io/2TP3E1j
"The pressure to innovate and conquer new challenges is ever-present and, just when you’ve solved one batch of problems, more are waiting to take its place.  As Hamlet said, 'The readiness is all', and he was right - above all else, we must be ready for whatever obstacles lie ahead."

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Legal tech for non-lawyers: Persistent barriers holding back development (Legal Executive Institute: David Curle) https://maas-bong.io/2TNLME2
"Sandefur’s study is a compendium of more than 320 digital legal tools designed to serve non-lawyer users in US jurisdictions.  It analyses the tools in terms of the nature of the assistance they provide and the specific tasks they help with; it then evaluates whether the tools available actually align with the types of legal problems people have."

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The Changing Lawyer Awards 2019 (Litera Microsystems) https://maas-bong.io/2TPeVyu
"The Changing Lawyer Awards represent an opportunity for individuals, firms and companies in the legal industry to be recognised for their willingness to embrace change - through new technology, service models or behaviour.”  Pretty cool micro-site, too.

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Is disruption a threat or an opportunity? (Prism Legal: Ron Friedmann) https://maas-bong.io/2TQHKun
ILTACon19 live report: "A panel of experts discusses disruption and provides insights on how it can be a threat or an opportunity.  They will discuss disruptors in the legal industry including generational gaps, partnerships with legal vendors and clients and, of course, technology."

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Data cops order Ireland to delete personal records after ID card wheeze ruled to be unlawful (The Register: Gareth Corfield) https://maas-bong.io/2TRgV9v
"Ireland's Data Protection Commission has ordered the country to delete 3.2 million people's personal data after ruling that its national ID card scheme was 'unlawful from a data-processing point of view'."

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2019 on track to become worst year ever for data breaches (24/7 Wall St: Paul Ausick) https://maas-bong.io/2TRecgv
"The number of data breaches resulting in exposed records is up by 54% year over year in the first half of 2019, and the number of records exposed in those breaches is up by 52%.  More than 3,800 data breaches were reported in the first six months of this year, and just eight of those exposed more than 3.2 billion records, nearly 80% of all records exposed so far in 2019."

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AI is proving to be the ultimate value-add for law firms (Law: Jennifer Roberts) https://maas-bong.io/2TRzxGE
“Intake and risk provide a clear opportunity for AI to make an impact.  Based on our studies, the average large firm does about 1,500 searches per month and, on average, each search takes 62 minutes (between Risk and the fee-earning lawyer), equating to 1,550 hours per month.  For the impact of scale, that is 7,750 miles walked (at a 12 minute pace)!"

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Important Irish decision on discovery (LK Shields: Muireann Granville, Michael Kavanagh) https://maas-bong.io/2TT4cmB
"A recent Supreme Court of Ireland decision provides clarity for parties seeking potentially onerous and wide-ranging discovery."

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How to become a human lie detector (Daily Infographic: Ivo) https://maas-bong.io/323rLfJ
"The truth isn’t always easy to come by.  Sometimes people willingly tell it, and sometimes they blatantly lie.  Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to tell when the person across from you is being dishonest?"

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How to save the lawyer development system (Law21: Jordan Furlong) https://maas-bong.io/2TPUPnM
“One common concern kept arising at all these events - that the lawyer development system is in serious trouble and could be headed towards collapse.  This post is intended to describe the problem and propose potential ways for us to avoid what might otherwise be a professional disaster."


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DOWNLOAD: Legal challenges to the authentication of social media evidence (X1 Discovery) https://maas-bong.io/2TQEdwb
"Social media evidence is highly relevant to most legal disputes and broadly discoverable, but some challenges lie in evidentiary authentication without best practices technology and processes.  This whitepaper examines these challenges faced by eDiscovery practitioners and investigators and illustrates best practices for collection, preservation, search and production of social media data."

BONG!

Five lies that recruiters hear everyday, and how to avoid them (Hunt Scanlon: Elizabeth Webster Felix [WinterWyman]) https://maas-bong.io/2TLOVUG
"A top recruiter should be a trusted advisor in your job search.  But this only works well when you, as the candidate, are honest about the facts concerning your career."

BONG!

FTI Consulting launches RelativityOne data migration services (GlobeNewswire) https://maas-bong.io/2TKu1VW
"Expanding on a long-standing partnership and expertise with Relativity solutions, the firm formalises consulting for eDiscovery migration planning and execution."

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Organising for innovation, #ILTACon19 live (Prism Legal: Ron Friedmann) https://maas-bong.io/2TOC3x3
"Many law firms and legal departments see the potential in innovation initiatives to help the organisation keep pace with client business needs.  How do you respond when leadership says ‘We need to be more innovative'?"

BONG!

The AI wish list - What tech bosses dream machines could do (Artificial Lawyer: Richard Tromans) https://maas-bong.io/2TLpQt6
"Overall there seems to be a lot of enthusiasm and creativity coming from the corridors of law firms as far as AI tech goes.  That said, there are clearly some frustrations with some of the systems in the market and there remains a need for improvement."

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The great divide between legal tech development and legal tech use: A plea for empathy (LinkedIn: Megan Cornell [Momentum Business Law]) https://maas-bong.io/2TMHuww
"For the most part, I love the available products and I especially love the fact that innovators and designers care enough (and that there is market enough right now) for these products to be created at all.  Where legal tech is still failing those of us applying it to practice is, in my experience, two fold: narrow product design and integration."

BONG!

In law firms, a caste system persists among attorneys and business professionals (Law: Dylan Jackson) https://maas-bong.io/2TMz0pc
"Professional law firm staff report there's a two-tiered system within firms that minimises their role and contributions.  'I quickly learned about a caste system', one former staff member said, 'an attorney and non-attorney world within a law firm'."

BONG!

Legal young guns flee outdated partnership model (Australian Financial Review: Hannah Wootton) https://maas-bong.io/2TNSdHh
"Legal young guns are looking to jump ship from corporate law firms in greater numbers than ever before as they seek workplaces that let them put both their clients and work-life balance first."

BONG!

Data leak exposes unchangeable biometric data of over 1 million people (MIT Technology Review: Patrick O'Neill) https://maas-bong.io/2TPxfaF
"A major leak of data discovered this week in the UK includes fingerprints of over 1 million individuals, face recognition information, unencrypted names and passwords."

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The fast and furious world of Second Requests (US Law: Peter Ostrega [Consilio]) https://maas-bong.io/2Z9qYwM
"No matter the industry, all Second Requests share two variables that seem, at first blush, to be diametrically opposed: a potential scope of review that includes an unlimited number of documents and an exceptionally limited amount of time to produce them - sometimes as short as 30 days."


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2019 eDiscovery Buyers Guide (Brett Burney, Chelsey Lambert) https://maas-bong.io/2TLkWMK
"Because competition breeds innovation.  Recent advancements in data processing, artificial intelligence and machine learning [mean] eDiscovery tools are more robust and constantly evolving.  But, how do you know what's right for your firm, case or client?"

BONG!

Predictive search and text analytics startup ayfie gets $10m funding injection (Legal Technology Insider: Caroline Hill) https://maas-bong.io/2TQrZUw
"The funding will be invested in growing the North American commercial team in the new Denver office and raising ayfie’s global market awareness with additional marketing and sales activities."

BONG!

UK lawyers practising in the EU, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein in a no-deal Brexit (Ministry of Justice) https://maas-bong.io/2TI1two
"If you are a UK lawyer working in the EU, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein you need to take the following action to make sure you can continue to practise after a no-deal Brexit."

BONG!

Eversheds Sutherland on its new real estate tech team goals and REfocus platform (Artificial Lawyer: Richard Tromans) https://maas-bong.io/2TNmlCn
"In a first for the firm, Eversheds Sutherland has decided to employ legal technologists specifically to help boost its services for real estate clients."

BONG!

AI is in danger of becoming too male - new research (The Conversation: Juan Mateos-Garcia, Joysy John) https://maas-bong.io/2TM23cl
"A review published by the AI Now Institute earlier this year showed that less than 20% of the researchers applying to prestigious AI conferences are women, and that only a quarter of undergraduates studying AI at Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley are female."

BONG!

Reynen Court launches single platform for legal technology (mailchimp: Reynen Court) https://maas-bong.io/2TTJBip
"The platform combines a solution store for legal technology along with a powerful control panel that makes it easy for law firms and legal departments to run applications either on-premises or within virtual private clouds.  The platform also enables firms to manage software subscriptions with enhanced interoperability between applications and provides usage monitoring and advanced application-specific metrics to aid in better predictability of IT software and infrastructure maintenance and expenditure."

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The main differences between GDPR and the CCPA (BizzSecure: Kris Seeburn) https://maas-bong.io/2TOynvw
"The General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act both aim to guarantee strong protection for individuals regarding their personal data and apply to businesses that collect, use or share consumer data, whether the information was obtained online or offline."

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Letterlocking - unlocking history (Letterlocking) https://maas-bong.io/2TJ6wwE
“Letterlocking refers to the technology of folding and securing an epistolary writing substrate to function as its own envelope - a vital communications technology before the invention of the mass-produced envelope in the 19th century.”

BONG!

Top three reasons people get surprised by their eDiscovery bills (LinkedIn: Zef Deda [Acorn Legal Solutions]) https://maas-bong.io/2TM4TOx
"As the situation evolves, the discovery needs start to slowly deviate from the original estimate.  Before too long, those small deviations in scope become substantive expenses.  If these risks and changes are not adequately identified and communicated up front, clients can end up surprised by a bill."

BONG!

The discovery iceberg (LinkedIn: Jonathan Maas [MaaS]) https://maas-bong.io/2hSCPGL
An oldie but a goodie: "It is impossible to provide an accurate budget for a discovery exercise, and any estimates will almost always change. Why?"


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Compliance moves to flat fee solution for transactional eDiscovery (Cision) https://maas-bong.io/2N9Gxgn
"Rather than incurring charges along every step of the process - which can be considerable and unpredictable - clients may now take advantage of all-inclusive, flat fee (per gigabyte) pricing that includes all technology related to staging, processing, ECA, analytics, hosting, review and production."

BONG!

Digital transformation in Asia - Are we innovators, early or late adopters or laggards? (Korum: Titus Rahiri) https://maas-bong.io/2N9hiLe
"Digital Transformation in the legal industry can be regarded as ‘hot’, ‘hype’ or ‘hysterical’ depending on which side of the conversation you sit.  While the legal industry is a transformation laggard compared to other industries, it is slowly waking up and smelling the coffee."

BONG!

Litera acquires Doxly in bid to corner the US/UK transaction management market (Legal IT Insider: Caroline Hill) https://maas-bong.io/2N8azRZ
"These acquisitions are being driven by Litera’s private equity owner HG (formerly HG Capital), continuing the work of former owner K1 Investment Management, which in 2016 began piecing together leading companies from across the drafting experience to provide users with a single desktop experience."

BONG!

Could your social media profile hurt your job search? (Racine County Eye: Marie Watkins [Polaris Talent]) https://maas-bong.io/2N1SN2G
"While it may seem invasive or unfair that you may be judged by your online presence, what you put online is fair game even if it’s on your 'private page’ and, since everything lives forever on the internet, it does lead recruiters into some interesting waters."

BONG!

UK pilot programme demands technology-assisted review (TAR), or does it? (JD Supra: Epiq) https://maas-bong.io/2TAsguC
"While TAR is a useful tool, it is not appropriate in every case.  Here are some reasons why parties may decide to forego using TAR."

BONG!

Who’s afraid of the big bad cloud: Why cloud adoption has reached a tipping point (DISCO: Cat Casey) https://maas-bong.io/2TESUT5
"By 2018, approximately 50% of the Am Law 200 firms employed cloud-based eDiscovery solutions.  And this rate of adoption is, if anything, showing signs of acceleration."

BONG!

Lost in translation (McKinsey) https://maas-bong.io/2TDGNWd
"Hire as many data scientists as you can find - you’ll still be lost without translators to connect analytics with real business value."

BONG!

ILTACON 2019 preview edition (JD Supra: CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2TB5UZZ
"The conference kicks off with some networking activities on Sunday and starts in earnest with sessions Monday through Thursday.  As usual, some of those sessions look interesting (especially for litigation support professionals), so let’s take a look at some of the more promising sessions to attend next week."

BONG!

Fish & Richardson legal tech director on why his group split with IT (Law: Victoria Hudgins) https://maas-bong.io/2TIZ44I
"Historically, Fish & Richardson has focused on creating legal tech that improves the firm's inefficiencies.  Now, after spinning off from the IT department, the firm's legal technology solutions group is placing a higher premium on developing client-centric tools."

BONG!

Artificial intelligence in litigation (Perkins Coie) https://maas-bong.io/2KVFI8y
"This white paper introduces the two primary types of Litigation AI, which in this paper we refer to as technology-assisted review, discusses a few strategy considerations and answers several questions that our case teams and clients frequently ask."


BONG!

Data trends: The evolving role of the eDiscovery project manager (Special Counsel: Traci Gray) https://maas-bong.io/2N6XwA0
"Project management is the structured application of skill, knowledge, tools and techniques to organise activities and bring about a desired outcome that meets a project or business need.  Software platforms and new versions of ESI that change the way we review data are constantly changing.  When the technology around us changes, it is important that the role of the eDiscovery project manager also evolves."

BONG!

“Yours is bigger than mine”: Comparison of costs not always appropriate (Civil Litigation Brief: Gordon Exall) https://maas-bong.io/2N3SyUI
“'In my judgment, it is not appropriate for the court simply to compare the two sets of costs and say that the defendants’ costs were disproportionate because they were greater, or that elements of them were greater, than that of the claimant.  It is necessary to look at the specific items for which costs are claimed.'”

BONG!

Robots and AI threaten to mediate disputes better than lawyers (Financial Times: Kate Beioley) https://maas-bong.io/2N6asX8
"Algorithms and big data are fast entering the often mystery-shrouded world of alternative dispute resolution.  This is much the result of the rapidly increasing demand for the kind of data analytics being harnessed in US litigation to predict trial outcomes."

BONG!

Assessing risk for AI trained by tainted data in the EU (Law360: Toby Bond, Nick Aries [Bird & Bird]) https://maas-bong.io/2N1L9Fv
"In Europe, assessing the risk of launching an AI system that has been trained using 'tainted data' can be challenging as it involves balancing a number of legal and practical factors.  However, identifying the relevant rights in the specific data concerned, understanding whether the breach is historic or ongoing and reviewing the possible sanctions in the relevant European jurisdictions in question can put you well on the way to understanding the risk profile."

BONG!

What shall I do if LegalTech goes mainstream in the enterprise legal services market? (Vista: Gerard Neiditsch) https://maas-bong.io/2N1NAYu
"What do I need to do as a manager, law firm partner, in-house lawyer to succeed in this ‘new world’?"

BONG!

Firms are embracing the cloud, but did clients get the memo? (Law: Frank Ready) https://maas-bong.io/2NfxTgL
"Survey results released by Fish & Richardson found that while a majority of law firms are using the cloud for document and email storage, they're split on whether it's better to ask for permission or forgiveness when storing client data."

BONG!

VIDEO: Christina Zachariasen of Allen & Overy on A&O’s uses for RelativityOne (eDisclosure Information Project: Chris Dale) https://maas-bong.io/2N1M74B
"The decision was made to shift from being a cost centre to becoming a profit centre.  There were significant benefits in having no overhead and new infrastructure which, Christina Zachariasen said, allowed them to be 'fleet of foot'."

BONG!

Why it's important litigators know how to compute time properly: Seven days means seven days: Application two days late, claimant comes to grief(Civil Litigation Brief: Gordon Exall) https://maas-bong.io/2N6szw2
"'The appellant’s letter mentions the Bank Holiday but, even if this day is added, the application remains a day late.  In any event, Rule 2.8(4) provides that the Bank Holiday is only excluded from the computation where the specified period is five days or fewer.  As a result, the appellant’s application is two days late.'"

BONG!

Civil procedure back to basics 58: How to calculate time in the Civil Procedure Rules (Civil Litigation Brief: Gordon Exall) https://maas-bong.io/2N6tjRQ
"The previous post [see immediately above] on the errors made in relation to calculation of time highlight the need for practitioners to be aware of the precise rules in relation to calculation of time.  In this respect this may be the easiest post I have written.  Here are the relevant provisions of CPR Part 2."

BONG!

Four eras of eDiscovery?  One approach to framing market growth (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2N6tXyK
"This era-based approach also attempts to put a memorable ‘face' on each defined growth period by associating each era with one prominent eDiscovery platform from that era."


BONG!

The Florida eDiscovery Case Law Database (Levin College of Law) https://maas-bong.io/2N2QCMf
"The database collects Florida state and federal eDiscovery-related decisions, opinions and orders.  Each eDiscovery ruling is carefully summarised to provide enhanced search functionality of key concepts.  Additionally, the database organises the rulings into usable eDiscovery concepts, allowing decisions to be searched by court, date, judge, rule and eDiscovery issues, tags and subjects."

BONG!

How lawyers can successfully embrace social media (LegalTechHub) https://maas-bong.io/2N1fSlX
"Before exploring how you can embrace social media, it is important to look at just why social media can be so valuable for lawyers and their firms."

BONG!

Teen's tweets from her smart fridge go viral after mother confiscates phone (The Guardian: Kari Paul) https://maas-bong.io/2N8SIdk
"The 15-year-old Ariana Grande fan known only as ‘Dorothy' was barred from using her phone but managed to find a number of innovative ways to reach her thousands of followers – a handheld Nintendo device, a Wii U gaming console and, finally, her family’s LG Smart Refrigerator."

BONG!

A fireside chat with Alex Smith of iManage RAVN - Part 1 (LinkedIn: Nicola Shaver) https://maas-bong.io/2N49oTm
"This post is part of a series dealing with the difficulty of language in legaltech generally, and in AI-driven legaltech tools specifically."

BONG!

DeepMind’s losses display the challenges of the AI industry (TechTalks: Ben Dickson) https://maas-bong.io/2N1lkW0
"Last week, news broke that famous UK-based artificial intelligence research lab DeepMind was stacking up huge losses for its parent company, Alphabet Inc.  According to documents filed with the UK’s Companies House registry, DeepMind incurred $570 million in losses in 2018, up from $341 million in 2017."

BONG!

FTI Consulting on building a global IG and discovery programme (eDisclosure Information Project: Chris Dale) https://maas-bong.io/2N1J6RR
"The focus of most organisations, especially US ones, was the ability to find documents and information relevant to actual litigation or regulatory investigations.  The concept of information governance to pre-empt or head off problems, not merely reduce their impact, is relatively new."

BONG!

Google discloses 20-year-old unpatched flaw affecting all versions of Windows (The Hacker News: Swati Khandelwal) https://maas-bong.io/2N53od8
"It turns out it was possible to reach across sessions and violate NT security boundaries for nearly 20 years, and nobody noticed."

BONG!

When a workplace meets a technology vendor, who writes the Script? (CMSWire: Barry Schaeffer) https://maas-bong.io/2N8SByq
"In today’s technology-saturated world, if a workplace hasn’t yet faced a major technology implementation or upgrade, it’s only a matter of time.  When that happens, either the business or the technology vendor will determine how the relationship develops … who writes the script so to speak."

BONG!

SRA should keep its nose out of the lawtech trough (The Law Society Gazette: Michael Cross) https://maas-bong.io/2N3f6oL
"Suddenly, we're all lawtech experts.  At conferences and other events these days I'm forever bumping in to old friends from past decades who have hopped on to the legal technology bandwagon.  While the scene isn't quite as manic as the 1990s dotcom boom or the 2005 'e-government' craze, there's a palpable sense that legal tech is the place to be."

BONG!

D.C. Circuit upholds decision requiring three Chinese banks to produce documents located in China to the US government (Paul Weiss) https://maas-bong.io/2N1z82M
"The Court of Appeals further concluded that comity principles did not require that the subpoenas be quashed because the District Court exercised appropriate discretion in finding that the comity concerns identified by the banks - including that compliance with the subpoenas would put the banks in breach of Chinese law - were outweighed by the national security interests of the United States."  Replace "Chinese law" with "the GDPR” (or any other non-US legislation) ...


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VIDEO: Technology assisted review: how did we get here?  A chat with Judge Andrew Peck (The Project Counsel Group: Catarina Conti) https://maas-bong.io/2N09snd
"Judge Peck puts us into the Waaaay Back Machine … to the 1990s … starting with that technological wonder, the Post-It Note, and then outlining the slow introduction of email and other forms of electronic data entering into the litigation fray, with the development of 'key word' search, which was in a way the first legal technology in the age of eDiscovery.  But it was primitive and done poorly so he would issue an opinion on 'how to do it right'."

BONG!

You don't need to be a mechanic to drive a car (Clifford Chance: Laura Collins Scott) https://maas-bong.io/2MYMrkD
"Lawyers need to understand what technology can do for them and how to use it.  They don't necessarily need to understand how to build it.”  Amen!

BONG!

Head in the clouds?  The new IDC eDiscovery SaaS Review Software Report (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2N4qCAh (££££££££££)
This report (at an eye-watering $15,000) "shares information and insight on the eDiscovery software market through the lens of software delivered via SaaS public cloud implementations."

BONG!

The current state of play in legal innovation: A new era of evolution in the making (Legal Evolution: Jae Um [Baker McKenzie]) https://maas-bong.io/2N0QRqY
"The last decade saw a sustained uptick in funding into the legal vertical.  So what is all that capital accomplishing?  Quite a lot, actually."

BONG!

BPO service providers: You’re facing Hobson’s Choice.  Embrace automation or prepare for oblivion (HFS Research: Phil Fersht, Jamie Snowdon, Miriam Deasy) https://maas-bong.io/2MY3OlC
"HFS’ data shows clear intention to automate, just as the first wave of BPO was offering people to perform processes cheaper than in-house, the smart game now is offering automation that is cheaper and faster than can be achieved in-house, at scale."

BONG!

Confusion and obfuscation as BT moves to sell Tikit (Legal IT Insider: Caroline Hill) https://maas-bong.io/2N1223g
"BT, as part of new CEO Philip Jansen’s stated objective to focus on the telecom giant’s core business and build a network for ultrafast fibre broadband, is indeed to sell off a number of fringe businesses, of which Tikit is one."

BONG!

Direction of innovation risks creating a future “authenticity” problem (LinkedIn: Simon Drane) https://maas-bong.io/2N4p2hP
"Very few firms are driving material revenue increases from their innovation initiatives, driven by a great many factors including many firms not having the right processes, investment or culture and because many are focusing on incremental innovation at a time when clients are expecting more."

BONG!

What is the future of the legal technology conference? (CloudNine: Tom O'Connor) https://maas-bong.io/2N0ICeC
"What exactly is going on here?  A number of renowned legal commentators have been asking the same question all year.  In this series, I’ll take a look at some of their observations and provide some of my own and analysis of legal tech conferences out there today."

BONG!

Best legal AI software startups in 2019 (360 Quadrants) https://maas-bong.io/2MWElZA
"Compare vendors against their competitors on the basis of criteria, the scores of which are derived by ratings from buyers, industry experts, MnM analysts and vendors.  Set Comparison Preferences option allows you to decide features which are important to you and evaluate vendors considering them as your parameters."

BONG!

The Future of AI in eDiscovery (ILTA: Thomas Gricks, Andrew Bye, Jeremy Pickens) https://maas-bong.io/2N4Bazn
“AI already plays a key role in driving efficiencies in the eDiscovery process.  But the adoption and implementation of advanced artificial intelligence techniques, that indeed are intended to substitute for direct human observation and analysis in the eDiscovery process, continues to proceed at what sometimes seems to be a glacial pace."


BONG!

Can keywords still be used as a culling tool in eDiscovery? (LinkedIn: Davide Migali) https://maas-bong.io/2MVYFdz
"I am not the first one that raises this problem, but across the industry the consensus is that this methodology is imperfect but still useful and, more importantly, necessary due to proportionality reasons.  I hope to show that the degree of imperfection is vastly underestimated, and that proportionality is less of a concern given the current technological state."

BONG!

It's like Legally Blonde but with tech (LinkedIn: Mercedes Brown [ILTA]) https://maas-bong.io/2MQZeFI
"I speak to a lot of professionals with unique roles in law firms, what I find astonishing is the lack of a common thread or path that led them to their current position - it makes me wonder, why is there so much pressure to specialise early in our career?"

BONG!

Are we living in a computer simulation?  Let’s not find out (The New York Times: Dr Preston Greene) https://maas-bong.io/2MVWu9T
"In 2003 the philosopher Nick Bostrom made an ingenious argument that we might be living in a computer simulation created by a more advanced civilisation."

BONG!

Privilege and disclosure of internal communications (LinkedIn: Miranda Whiteley [Mills & Reeve]) https://maas-bong.io/2MYiu4e
"Ventilation of these issues in the courts inevitably encourages other litigants to challenge claims that certain internal email exchanges, draft reports and notes of meetings are privileged."

BONG!

Avoiding glittering generalities in selecting eDiscovery software (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2MXRJN8
Yet another oldie but goodie from Rob: "In navigating the glittering generalities presented by individuals and organisations seeking to influence eDiscovery software selection decisions, remember that there may be many right choices for your specific needs.  Considering those choices through the lens of security, capability, complexity and cost may help ensure that you not only make the right choice but make the best choice for your needs."

BONG!

Researcher exploits GDPR fears to obtain private data (PCMag: Neil Rubenking) https://maas-bong.io/2MWAXOn
"GDPR grants you the right to access any personal data a company or other entity holds about you.  But how are companies verifying that those data requests are legitimate?  Some are not, one researcher revealed at Black Hat."

BONG!

Ten tips to avoid wasting thousands on privacy tools you don't need and ensure you get the ones you do need (LinkedIn: Tim Clements) https://maas-bong.io/2MZlpJQ
"Every week around the world, companies are probably squandering precious funds on tools that don't always meet their expectations."

BONG!

ILTACON session leaders weigh in: What makes us most excited about this year’s event (Litera Microsystems: Sherry Kappel) https://maas-bong.io/2MY5HyL
"It’s well known that ILTACON session descriptions only share part of the story of available programming.  To help inform attendees I gathered first-hand insights from the people most in-the-know: the ILTACON track and session leads."

BONG!

Another US case of judicial “friending”, but with a different result (JD Supra: Doug Austin [CloudNine]) https://maas-bong.io/2MZqm5o
“Should a judge be disqualified from a case based solely on a Facebook friendship with one of the attorneys?”


BONG!

iCONECT secures strategic capital funding helping lawyers tell "their winning story" (High Performance Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2MRdKNN
"iCONECT, a privately held 20-year industry provider of legal technology / eDiscovery and makers of the award-winning XERA document review platform, today announced a deal with NewField Capital Partners, a strategic partner who will fund continual growth and innovation for the company.  NewField Capital Partners saw a strategic fit with iCONECT in a growing industry and are looking to capitalise on eDiscovery industry opportunities."

BONG!

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in July 2019 - 2.3 billion records leaked (IT Governance: Luke Irwin) https://maas-bong.io/2MMTpZT
"Granted, a big chunk of those come from a single incident - a mammoth breach involving a Chinese smart tech supplier - but, as unimaginative football commentators say, ‘they all count’."

BONG!

Cybersecurity concerns becoming a bigger part of M&A due diligence, survey shows (Law: Phillip Bantz) https://maas-bong.io/2MKr2LU
"The growing list of cautionary tales appears to be making an impression.  A new survey of 2,700 information technology professionals and business executives from around the world shows that 93% of respondents view cybersecurity evaluations as important to their company’s M&A decision-making."

BONG!

eDiscovery and the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2MSJIJo
An oldie but a goodie: "The Global Legal Blockchain Consortium appears to provide an excellent and collaborative forum for legal industry professionals, to include those in the eDiscovery ecosystem, seeking to learn, develop and deploy blockchain-centric solutions and services."

BONG!

Ex-NRF duo lead launch of new Dentons risk consulting business (Global Legal Post) https://maas-bong.io/2MM1RIV
"Dentons has launched a risk consulting business to provide advisory, assurance and remediation services across the regulatory, operational, conduct and enterprise risk agendas in a cost-effective and client-focussed way."

BONG!

The 10 most innovative professional services firms (The Australian Financial Review) https://maas-bong.io/2MPa13a
"The AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies list recognises the most innovative organisations in Australia and New Zealand, as judged by the expert panel assembled by The Australian Financial Review and Inventium."

BONG!

Users can sue Facebook over facial recognition software, court rules (National Public Radio: Sasha Ingber) https://maas-bong.io/2MOzbih
"A US court has ruled that Facebook users in Illinois can sue the company over face recognition technology, meaning a class action can move forward."

BONG!

Google wants Travel and Maps to be the place you plan your trips from start to finish (The Verge: Natt Garun) https://maas-bong.io/2MRG2re
"An update coming to Google Flights will now show travellers guides on popular destinations based on their country and the time of year.  You can also specify exact travel dates and destinations to get historical data on flight prices and find the best time to book."

BONG!

Text messages as digital evidence: Document or structured data? (ESI Analyst) https://maas-bong.io/2MPF12R
"Text messages are becoming a common component of investigations and legal disputes.  This is because text-based and multimedia communications are the norm in our daily lives, so much so that the word ‘text' has become a verb."

BONG!

Mobile phone spoliation ends not one, but two cases for Kevin Spacey (CloudNine: Doug Austin) https://maas-bong.io/2MUZUKl
“[There are] several interesting considerations from the cases, ranging from discovery of mobile devices to the use of emojis to the significance of social media (with a Snapchat video being important in the case as well)."


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How AI-managed review helps matters large and small (CSDISCO: Anthony Colaizzo) https://maas-bong.io/2MJBvXM
Advertorial, but interesting nonetheless.  “How big does my case have to be before using all this technology is worth it?  Most of my cases aren’t that big - shouldn’t I save DISCO for the big cases?”

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Why you need the Master’s Conference in your life (Evolve the Law: Mike Quartararo) https://maas-bong.io/2MQNFhF
"It’s typically not more than a few hundred people who gather in any given city but, thanks to Robert Childress and his team, this conference punches above its weight class with great speakers and content covering topics of interest to corporate legal operations, law firms and service providers."

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Legal tech platforms through the years (Legal Evolution: Kenneth Jones) https://maas-bong.io/2MWVcvF
"One of the keys to my job is using my virtual technology crystal ball to anticipate trends so that I’m able to deliver useful, innovative products to the clients of my law firm.  I hope some of the methodologies outlined below can help you do the same."

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Meet Generation Alpha, the 9-year-olds shaping our future (Axios: Ursula Perano) https://maas-bong.io/2MMdAXS
"They're tech heavy, extremely connected and the most senior among them is about 9 years old.  Say hello to Generation Alpha."

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INSIGHT: AI can help law firms advance, retain junior lawyers (Big Law Business: Dr Artur-Konrad Wypych [Bird & Bird]) https://maas-bong.io/2MNWeKk
"Technology-savvy junior associates should take advantage of artificial intelligence being adopted at law firms.  Bird & Bird’s Artur-Konrad Wypych explains how integrating AI in a law firm helps train junior associates, allows them to produce higher quality work and helps with retention."

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10 hype busting AI articles everyone should read (Lawtomated) https://maas-bong.io/2MJyeaW
“Every time some genius decides to apply AI where it doesn’t belong, the world collectively rolls its eyes and puts another ballot in the AI-Is-A-Fad box.  Legal AI is no different."

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SFO issues long-awaited guidance on corporate co-operation (Reed Smith: Eoin O'Shea, Emma Shafton) https://maas-bong.io/2MLzudH
"But the broad thrust of the Guidance is useful to corporate bodies facing a potential investigation by the SFO or similar authorities.  To repeat ourselves, it is not a rulebook but a (mostly) helpful statement of principles."

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UK accountancy firms prepare to cull risky clients (Financial Times: Tabby Kinder) https://maas-bong.io/2MMjSXx
"The UK’s largest accountancy firms are preparing to purge risky or unprofitable audit clients after a string of corporate collapses and scandals have increased regulatory scrutiny of the sector."


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2019 eDiscovery Billing & Cost Recovery Survey (Logikcull) https://maas-bong.io/2OJSgon
“Benchmarking law firm approaches for capturing billable work, limiting write-offs and handling client pushback."

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Blood in the water as professional services firms eat into global legal markets (Canadian Lawyer: Heather Suttie) https://maas-bong.io/2MKaELd
"While traditional law firms may believe that technology and non-traditional legal companies are the biggest competitive threats, none - not even all of the world’s legal technology companies and alternative legal service providers combined - come close to the continuing advancements being made into the global legal services market by the big four professional services firms."

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The most effective tech tools for lawyers? New survey says they ain’t what you think (LawSites: Bob Ambrogi) https://maas-bong.io/2MM1vCa
"In a survey being released today, AI and another much-ballyhooed technology, blockchain, rank at the bottom of the list."

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Double-checking responsive coding in Relativity with cluster visualisation (LinkedIn: Sean O'Shea [Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler]) https://maas-bong.io/2MJAlf2
"In Relativity you can use cluster visualisation to find inconsistencies in document coding.  The documents you want to review should be in an existing cluster set."

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Second survey on IG trends in Australia and New Zealand (Information Governance ANZ) https://maas-bong.io/2YPpoLs
"The changes in privacy laws, including the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme are drivers for current and future IG projects, with 42% of respondents indicating the new regulatory environment is impacting projects they have underway or planned in the next year."

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ILTACON Litigation Support Day and the future of a profession and an industry (Relativity: David Horrigan) https://maas-bong.io/2MQMPBo
"A series of SPARK (Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable) talks by leaders in the industry, which takes place on the Wednesday of ILTACON.  These talks will focus on issues that will help determine the future of this industry and the profession."

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Tackling privacy information management head on: first International Standard just published (International Organization for Standardization: Clare Naden) https://maas-bong.io/2MJfyYY
"We are more connected than ever, bringing with it the joys, and risks, of our digital world.  Cybersecurity is a growing concern, with attacks against business almost doubling over the last few years and is an increasingly significant threat to global stability."


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A quick look at eDiscovery industry kinetics: Four areas of interest (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2MNscWK
"Analyst firms, associations, companies and consortia are chock full of industry data and details that may be helpful for building a comprehensive understanding of the business of eDiscovery.  In this article ComplexDiscovery shares four resources that may be useful in considering the past, current and future market kinetics of the business of eDiscovery."

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Litera Microsystems announces Changing Lawyer Awards 2019 finalists (Legal IT Insider: Caroline Hill) https://maas-bong.io/2MGjbyR
"Litera Microsystems has announced 15 legal professionals and organisations as finalists for The Changing Lawyer Awards 2019, which recognise individuals, firms and companies in the legal industry for their willingness to embrace and drive change."

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Four big themes of legal tech and innovation in 2019 (Artificial Lawyer: Richard Tromans) https://maas-bong.io/2MMhYGt
"There’s loads happening, the market is evolving rapidly, the world of legal tech and law firm innovation has never been so exciting.  2019 is only halfway through and already has produced many fascinating developments.  The rest of the year may well be the same."

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How pro bono innovation returns investment across departments (Medium: Kristen Sonday [Paladin]) https://maas-bong.io/2MIMhxM
"When it comes to pro bono, most law firms view it as a key part of their practice, but traditionally don’t invest significant technology resources since it’s not a revenue generating department of the firm."

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The 26 Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships (LinkedIn: Michael Rynowecer [BTI Consulting]) https://maas-bong.io/2MGR0zJ
"Anyone can pick up cases - but building an ongoing relationship with robust energy and a continuing stream of work is hard. Very hard - but more than worth the effort."

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Court lambasts dispute solicitors for "dialogue of the deaf" (The Law Society Gazette: John Hyde) https://maas-bong.io/2MJxkvc
"Mr Richard Salter QC, sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court, said that both parties needed to act promptly and warned the court was ‘unlikely to be sympathetic’ if instructions were not carried out."

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Marriott International: A look behind the ICO’s £99m fine and what this means for corporate acquisitions (Browne Jacobson: Kurt Davies) https://maas-bong.io/2MFSuKE
"This is a classic data breach and the proposed fine is dwarfed by the BA fine, but what is of particular interest here is that Marriott inherited this breach as a result of a corporate acquisition."

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E3 organiser “sorry" for media leak ahead of potential legal action (Video Games Chronicle: Andy Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2MJoPjG
"Anyone with the correct URL could access a list of personal details belonging to over 2,000 members of the media who attended E3 2019 in June, including their home addresses and phone numbers...The failure to safeguard home addresses predictably resulted in journalists getting death threats and having to take efforts to protect their physical safety."

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Don’t put a digital expert in charge of your digital transformation (Harvard Business Review: Nathan Furr, Jur Gaarlandt, Andrew Shipilov) https://maas-bong.io/2MICQOP
"Digital transformation is often less about a radical rethinking of the business than about learning how to use digital tools to better serve customers."

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What does "more with less" mean for the legal industry? (Forbes: Mark Cohen) https://maas-bong.io/2MR7O7x
"Law is about doing less with more.  Its labour-intensive approach to problem solving is designed to produce the 'best legal product’, no matter the client value.  This slant supported its hierarchical structure and economic model but has become misaligned with the way business operates.  Something’s got to give.  Spoiler alert: less is more is coming to the legal industry."


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What should lawyers look for in an eDiscovery vendor? (LexBlog: Kathryn Cole) https://maas-bong.io/2MDRAhD
"While having more vendor options to choose from may seem like a good thing, the surge in vendors can make it difficult to differentiate among them and to compare the relative strengths and weaknesses of each."

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Digital forensics market is to expand due to rise in usage of mobile phones (Consumer Report: Rohit Bhisey [Transparency Market Research]) https://maas-bong.io/2MGqTJk
"The world market for digital forensics stood at a valuation of around US$ 2.87 billion in the year 2016 and is estimated to be worth around US$ 6.65 billion by the year 2025, thereby rising at a compound annual growth rate of 9.7% from 2017 to 2025."

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Top 10 gotchas for smartphone discovery (Digital Mountain) https://maas-bong.io/2T8cyGB
"After  working  on  smartphone  discovery  for  over  a  decade,  Digital  Mountain  has  been  engaged on over a thousand cases.  Below are some key gotchas to consider when performing data discovery based on our experience."

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2019 project management survey results (ILTA: Heather Ritchie [Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie], Tracey Pardo [Cooley]) https://maas-bong.io/2MFLzB8
"Respondents recommended: getting management buy-in and support; starting small then learn, improve and expand; focusing on projects with low risk and high value; building and following processes while being prepared to be flexible; setting and managing expectations; and communicating the value PM delivers."

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Where to start: Investigating your data (LinkedIn: Timothy LaTulippe) https://maas-bong.io/2MDEEZf
"When there is pending legal action, an internal investigation, compliance audit or any assessment of human-authored data, a key query is often: ‘Where do I start?’... Before data has even been churned through processing platforms, textual analytics can be applied to start providing insight into your data."

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FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2019 - shortlist and agenda (Financial Times) https://maas-bong.io/2MIoduH
"The FT Innovative Lawyers Report represents a unique analysis of the legal industry, assessing lawyers on their innovation both for clients and in their own businesses.  We base both the report and awards on thorough research and robust journalism."

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The dangers of an “enthusiastic” expert - casts doubts on their reliability (Civil Litigation Brief: Gordon Exall) https://maas-bong.io/2MArZX7
"Most clients are happy to find an expert witness who agrees with their case.  Even better, it may be thought, is an eminent expert who feels very strongly about the case.  However, as we have seen so often on this blog, strong feelings can lead to difficulties."

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Navigant in deal to be acquired for $1.1 billion (Crain's Chicago Business: Claire Bushey) https://maas-bong.io/2MDQClJ
"Guidehouse has a deal to buy Navigant, according to a statement.  Guidehouse is a portfolio company of New York-based Veritas Capital."

BONG!

Subject access requests for paper records (Act Now Training: Susan Wolf) https://maas-bong.io/2ME7cSw
"The old Data Protection Act 1998 not only gave Data Subjects a right to see their personal data held on computer but also that which was held on paper records which were held in a 'relevant filing system’.  A recent case, albeit under the DPA 1998, has an impact on the way Data Controllers deal with subject access requests under the GDPR."

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It's official: Deploying Facebook's Like button on your website makes you a joint data slurper (The Register: Max Smolaks) https://maas-bong.io/2ME1kZh
"The EU's highest court has decided that website owners can be held liable for data collection when using the so-called 'social sharing' widgets."


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A year in review (APT Search: Amit Pandit) https://maas-bong.io/2ZnUXwO
"We have gathered our own unique data between 2015 and 2019 to gain valuable insights which have been put together to make a comprehensive market overview of the eDiscovery market."

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Who's afraid of the big bad cloud: Flavours of the cloud (LinkedIn: Cat Casey [DISCO]) https://maas-bong.io/2ZtusWP
"With all of the buzz today around 'the cloud, it is important to remember that we are not discussing a monolith.  Rather, there are different types of cloud deployment and applications within the cloud ecosystem."  Cat forgot about MaaS.

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Is cloud computing a threat to eDiscovery firms? (LinkedIn: Davide Migali) https://maas-bong.io/2Zs8IL5
"There is a deep misconception about how revolutions happen.  We often forget that the images of crowded squares and symbols of power destroyed are the final effects of processes that were set in motion some time before those dramatic events."

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Legility acquires eDiscovery company iControlESI (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2ZrB2gz
"With the acquisition, Legility assumes iControlESI’s two leading technology platforms: RECENSEO, a highly functional hosting and review platform, and ENVIZE, an AI/predictive analytics tool that is integrated with the widely used Relativity platform."

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Law firms as software developers (Medium: Nicole Bradick) https://maas-bong.io/2ZpUsCB
"I surveyed a range of firm sizes, but most were in the 500+ lawyer category.  Between the firms I surveyed, they have built over 200 client-facing products."

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How to approach legal innovation: Options for every firm (Law Technology Today: Arup Das [Alphaserve]) https://maas-bong.io/2ZBvz77
"Change can be hard, but it’s also exciting.  Lawyers and their staff that genuinely embrace innovation by being open to new processes and updated approaches to both legal and business operations are better positioned to benefit from them."

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Linklaters crowdsourcing ideation platform gives its people the opportunity to shape the firm’s future (Linklaters) https://maas-bong.io/2ZtXsh2
"As a firm, we realise the importance of our people in facilitating change and the value and potential they bring in shaping how we work.  The Ideas Pathway is helping us realise this potential."

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Driving innovation from the ground up (Above the Law: Dean Sonderegger) https://maas-bong.io/2ZqH6Wt
"All lawyers can benefit from examining how their organisations are investing in and maximising technology."

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Five ways companies can curb risk when transferring data (Law: Victoria Hudgins) https://maas-bong.io/2Zua7R8
"From encrypting sensitive data to examining your cloud service provider's processing ability, here are some tips for securely transferring data."

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Proceed with caution? Eighteen observations on eDiscovery business confidence in the summer of 2019 (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2ZsMetk
"Based on the aggregate results of 15 past surveys, the following findings and charted overviews of responses to the question of issues impacting business may be helpful in understanding the collective mindset of many industry experts regarding these issues and their impact on the business of eDiscovery."


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Top execs to leave eDiscovery organisation ACEDS at end of October (LawSites: Bob Ambrogi) https://maas-bong.io/316ccTL
"Mary Mack, the executive director of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, the membership and certification organisation for eDiscovery professionals, will leave the organisation at the end of October, as will Kaylee Walstad, who Mack brought on in 2018 as vice president of client engagement."

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Want the inside track on what makes the world’s elite law firms successful? (Legal 500) https://maas-bong.io/31cgucb
November 2018 to July/August 2019 issues - roughly 600 pages of news and comment - now available for free.

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Shaping landmark litigation disclosure reforms in England and Wales (Outlaw: Richard Dickman [Pinsent Masons]) https://maas-bong.io/31e9vjf
"We are now six months into a two-year pilot of a new litigation disclosure regime in the Business and Property Courts in England and Wales, and those responsible for it are seeking feedback on its operation."

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EDRM announcement: A change in strategic leadership (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/31afgyh
"Sent out last week from David Levi, Director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, Duke Law School, to EDRM members and friends, this announcement of a strategic leadership change involving Jim Waldron of EDRM."

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A lifetime in legal: Technology & the law in 2020 and beyond (Inventus: Sarah Brown) https://maas-bong.io/315Lafi
"In today's edition, we interview Stephen Embry, of TechLaw Crossroads, on his 30-plus career as a practicing lawyer and the changes he's observed in the past few decades."

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Capital One data breach compromises data of over 100 million (The New York Times: Emily Flitter, Karen Weise) https://maas-bong.io/31bRDpg
"The information came from credit card applications that consumers and small businesses had submitted as early as 2005 and as recently as 2019, according to Capital One, which is the nation’s third-largest credit card issuer, according to its website."

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Legal tech in New Zealand: Where’s the disruption? (LegalTechHub) https://maas-bong.io/317Excs
"Legal technology is a burgeoning industry with an enormous and vibrant array of conferences, workshops, hackathons, CLOC events and seminars around the world.  Add the word ‘disruption' and throw in talk of artificial intelligence and robot lawyers and it becomes both exciting and sometimes confusing.  In this issue of LawTalk we look at some of the legal tech developments in New Zealand and talk to some of the people involved."

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The language problem: Is the Legaltech market serving the world unevenly? (LinkedIn: Nicola Shaver) https://maas-bong.io/312JR0C
"The result is a landscape populated by multiple tools that all do the same thing, but in different languages and with different jurisdictional applicability.  The Tower of Babel, rebooted - separating us just as we have the opportunity to unite in our efforts to streamline the profession."

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Five lessons from the 2019 State of eDiscovery Report (Hanzo: Adam Novick) https://maas-bong.io/31awqff
“eDiscovery professionals making their mid-year assessment would do well to study the 2019 State of eDiscovery Report. This compilation of surveys and information, produced by FTI Consulting and Exterro, takes the pulse of the eDiscovery industry, asking what issues are coming up and what proactive companies should be doing to get or stay ahead."

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CLOC announces launch of law firm community (Corporate Legal Operations Consortium) https://maas-bong.io/31chD3t
"The demand for law firms to show their in-house clients that they are delivering legal services efficiently continues to grow each year.  The rules are changing for law firms and the need to run their firms 'like a business' has never been greater."


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Inside the trials and tribulations of modern eDiscovery training (Law: Frank Ready) https://maas-bong.io/2Mr0gYF
"The cloud may have removed some of the infrastructure-related barriers to firms bringing eDiscovery in-house, but time, effort and the sheer density of the subject matter may pose a significant impediment to providing the training that employees need.”  My take: You can train in the tools but the rest is down to pure experience - the hard yards.

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The EU and Australia draw up sweeping rules to curb illegal online content.  And the ECJ drops a whopper (The Project Counsel Group: Eric De Grasse) https://maas-bong.io/2MoArsp
"The pundits think this issue will spread, that it will come from different ideas of what free speech means outside the presumptions made in the US (no-one outside America cares what’s in the American constitution), and a different organisational model of regulation (mostly outcome-based, rather than the US rules-based, model), and there could be 'lowest-common-demonimator-effects' - ‘local' laws will have global consequences."

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New group promotes growing Southeast Asian legal tech ecosystem (Bloomberg Law: Sam Skolnik) https://maas-bong.io/2MsmZnm
"The ASEAN LegalTech Association includes legal tech startups, law firms, legal departments and regulators in the region."

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Leveraging legal technology to improve access to justice (Legal Executive Institute: Zorik Pesochinsky) https://maas-bong.io/2MuuABY
"This study and others like it highlight the staggering number of legal problems that do not make it into US courts or other formal legal institutions.  The studies also underscore how these problems cause serious adverse effects to the people who experience them."

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Public should have access to all court documents, English Supreme Court judges rule (The Times) https://maas-bong.io/2MuzbnI
"The ruling, understood to be the first time that entitlement to such a range of documents has been established for a non-party, is likely to have wide-ranging implications for the disclosure of documents used in court proceedings."

BONG!

Pivotal Acquisition Corp announces acquisitions by KLDiscovery (KLDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2MrkTE8
"Pivotal Acquisition Corp, a public investment vehicle, and KLDiscovery, today announced that KLD has acquired New York-based Strategic Legal Solutions and Richmond, Virginia-based Compiled."

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Nuix Investigate: Giving investigators something to talk about (Nuix: Lisa Bailey) https://maas-bong.io/2Ms6tDF
"No, we haven’t built a brand-new product.  What we’ve done is taken a long, hard look at our software portfolio and formalised what we’ve long known - namely, how perfect the software we used to call Nuix Web Review & Analytics is as a tool for a variety of investigations use cases.”  At last, eD tools and people for non-eD uses...

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Data, data everywhere – advanced strategies for analysing mobile data  (ACEDS: George Socha [BDO], Martha Louks [McDermott], Joe Sremack [BDO]) https://maas-bong.io/2MskMrP
"In Part 1 of our series on mobile devices we discussed preserving and collecting mobile device data.  In Part 2 we turned to the types of information you can expect to encounter with mobile devices and key considerations for analysing, reviewing and producing these types of data.  In this Part 3, we examine advanced strategies for analysing device data and how you can apply those strategies to your cases."

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A graphics designer - well known for making great movie scenes - filmed his son and then added various special effects (LinkedIn: Jason Weathers) https://maas-bong.io/2MyXfFE
Just absolutely brilliant (and work safe)!  The designer is identified in the comments.

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Five cybersecurity threats you should be concerned about right now (Technical.ly: Steven Freidkin) https://maas-bong.io/2MuxN4u
"Attackers are targeting the small fish to land the big ones."


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Litigation Support 2019 guide to providers e-Edition (Chambers and Partners) https://maas-bong.io/2JZE8BV
"Featuring in-depth coverage of ten categories of support services in the US, UK, Asia-Pacific and Global-wide regions, it is an invaluable resource for lawyers, GCs and private clients tackling complex disputes."

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Why moving to the cloud is a legal conversation (Lighthouse: Mike Brown) https://maas-bong.io/2K5Jqf4
"Cloud-based technology such as Office 365 can be utilised to manage contentious matters more effectively and proportionally (crucial for Subject Access Requests), without the need for large-scale intervention from third parties who deploy forensic data collection experts to ship large volumes of data elsewhere for eDiscovery purposes."

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Boris Johnson elected: What do uk lawyers think? (Law) https://maas-bong.io/2JZZb7w
"As Boris Johnson prepares to enter 10 Downing Street, top partners from the likes of Freshfields, Macfarlanes, Ashurst, CMS and Eversheds give their thoughts.”  Only he hasn’t been elected by the country - his political party selected him in a two-oaf race.

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Anonymised data can never be totally anonymous, says study (The Guardian: Alex Hern) https://maas-bong.io/2K0Jc9e
"Anonymised data lies at the core of everything from modern medical research to personalised recommendations and modern AI techniques.  Unfortunately, according to a paper, successfully anonymising data is practically impossible for any complex dataset."

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New DoJ guidelines re antitrust investigations spotlight the need for careful use of ephemeral messaging (LinkedIn: Philip Favro [Driven]) https://maas-bong.io/32PYzJY
"Effective  antitrust  compliance  programs  not  only  prevent,  detect,  and  address antitrust violations,  they  also  further  remedial  efforts  and  help foster  corporate  and individual  accountability  by  facilitating  a  corporation’s  prompt  self-reporting  and  timely  and  thorough cooperation in the Antitrust Division’s investigations."

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Mobile device security: Corporate-owned personally-enabled practice guide (NIST) https://maas-bong.io/2JWiD4Y
"The rapid pace at which mobile technologies evolve requires regular reevaluation of a mobility programme to ensure it is accomplishing its security, privacy and workplace functionality.”

BONG!

APT34 spread malware via LinkedIn invites (SC Magazine: Robert Abel) https://maas-bong.io/2K1n52i
"FireEye researchers identified a phishing campaign conducted by the cyberespionage group APT34 masquerading as a member of Cambridge University to gain their victim’s trust to open malicious documents."

BONG!

Law firm sites talk about alternative fees, but use appears thin (Big Law Business: Sam Skolnik) https://maas-bong.io/2K2gJ2y
"Law firms are largely sticking to the billable hour, even as corporate clients continue to agitate for cost certainty, the analysis found."


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Building an in-house eDiscovery team: The why and how for law firms (ACEDS: Amit Pandit [APT Search]) https://maas-bong.io/2SCFfeH
"While eDiscovery is a powerful tool, it is also a complex one that requires highly skilled staff to ensure its efficient and effective application."

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Data points on electronic discovery (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2MdngKu
"Listen on Alexa to regular and unfiltered updates on data discovery and legal discovery from ComplexDiscovery.  This flash briefing highlights selected articles, extracts, research and reports that may increase and impact your knowledge of the business, people and technology within the eDiscovery ecosystem."

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The legal industry is starting to collaborate - why now and why it matters (Forbes: Mark Cohen) https://maas-bong.io/2M8wRCo
"Law’s innovation mania focuses more on the search for tech silver bullets than scaleable business models that respond to unmet consumer needs and expectations."

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Deep thinking: The future of the legal profession in an age of technology (Singapore Academy of Law: Sundaresh Menon) https://maas-bong.io/2M3wuZM
“My message to you is this: if we all start thinking deeply now about the impact that technology is having and will have on the law, and if we do not shirk from taking the necessary and perhaps even painful steps to adapt to the changes this will bring, we might give ourselves a chance of safeguarding a future in which we can continue to play an important role in the delivery of a vital public service."

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Legal tech power rankings #1 (The Legal Techo Chamber) https://maas-bong.io/2M7hpGU
"Just like the AP’s college football rankings, each month we rank the most powerful men and women in Legal Tech from 1 to 25.  What is our methodology?  It’s as simple as it is hard to articulate: we identify who we think are the most powerful, interesting, innovative or important players in the legal tech community, and we rank them."

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Is practicing law in-house better? The two sides of the coin (Law: Michael Ascher) https://maas-bong.io/2SA1Ok1
"There are two sides to every coin, and for all the benefits that come with an in-house position, there is an equally long list of benefits for lawyers in private practice."

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How brewing coffee is just like eDiscovery (JD Supra: Daniel Gold [ACEDS]) https://maas-bong.io/2SBTBw2
"Understanding both the nuances in the technology and most importantly, the level of authentic care the people have in helping you achieve your goals and exceed your expectation every time is no different than appreciating the nuances of brewing a great cup of coffee."

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Three tasks your firm couldn’t handle before practical AI (ILTA: Peter Wallqvist [iManage RAVN]) https://maas-bong.io/2SztoOy
"By automating and optimising many common tasks, practical AI enables lawyers to work more efficiently and deliver more value to their clients."

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Legal engineers Wavelength acquired by Simmons & Simmons (Artificial Lawyer: Richard Tromans) https://maas-bong.io/2SwXli8
"As part of Simmons & Simmons, Wavelength will intro
duce new services and solutions for clients around the globe by utilising its diverse blend of legal, data, design and engineering skills drawn from in and outside the legal profession."

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Searching for and highlighting regex strings in Word (Litigation Support Tip of the Night: Sean O'Shea [Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler]) https://maas-bong.io/2JLwFHL
"Don't miss that you can run regular expression searches in Word, and then highlight the results.  In Find and Replace, check off the 'Use wildcards' box and enter the searched for term in parentheses."

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Founder of failed lawtech start-up that raised $1 million reveals what went wrong (Legal Cheek: Alex Aldridge) https://maas-bong.io/2JHhcIF
"The founder of a voice-driven time recording tool for lawyers that raised nearly $1 million (£805,000), before shutting down after running out of money, has gone public with a brave account of what went wrong."

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LawFest 2019 presentations (LegalTechHub) https://maas-bong.io/2VNmJAb
Slides and videos from the March 2019 premier New Zealand LegalTech event

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An unusually warm summer?  eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey results - summer 2019 (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2JJckmf
"The eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific quarterly survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem."

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CLOC 2019 state of the industry survey results (Corporate Legal Operations Consortium) https://maas-bong.io/32IFgSX
"According to the survey, corporate legal departments experienced growth in demand for legal services and continued to focus on various means to control costs.  Many grew their legal operations teams and continued to invest in technology."

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Don’t understand Moronic Bromides (in scientific acronyms)? (The Wall Street Journal: Daniela Hernandez) https://maas-bong.io/2Mac0yR
"You aren’t alone - there is a whole wing of research showing those clever names for inventions and medical studies just confuse everyone."

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Russia's secret intelligence agency hacked: "largest data breach in its history" (Forbes: Zak Doffman) https://maas-bong.io/2M791H5
"The hackers managed to steal 7.5 terabytes of data from a major contractor, exposing secret FSB projects to de-anonymise Tor browsing, scrape social media and help the state split its internet off from the rest of the world."

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Law firm innovation and automation with APIs (Law Practice Today: Josh Blandi [UniCourt]) https://maas-bong.io/2MacViN
"From channelling efficiency in processes to making decisions based on more reliable data, leveraging AI and APIs can transform the way lawyers approach the practice and business of law."

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Re-regulating US lawyers for the 21st century (2Civility: Jayne Reardon) https://maas-bong.io/2M4Fxd6
"Do lawyer ethics rules prohibit innovation in the delivery of legal services and contribute to the access to justice gap?  Yes, according to a task force on lawyer regulation formed last summer by the California State Bar’s Board of Trustees.  The task force has recommended changing some key lawyer ethics rules."

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Irish Data Protection Commission issues advice over FaceApp privacy concerns (RTÉ: Louise Byrne) https://maas-bong.io/2M6jO4G
"The commission advised users 'to make sure that they do not provide any personal information until they understand and are satisfied with how this information will be used.'"


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Targeted collections: Driving down the cost of eDiscovery Part 5 (JD Supra: Zapproved) https://maas-bong.io/30Fd95h
"Real-world cost-saving tips to help challenge the status quo, stimulate new ideas and ultimately elevate your impact as an eDiscovery professional."

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More outreach, less paper to be focus of Canada's Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench: annual report (The Lawyer's Daily: Ian Burns) https://maas-bong.io/30QluDx
"Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench is looking to increase accountability, harness new technologies and reduce its reliance on paper as it looks to its future."

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Digital assistants - why is being smart so hard? (CIO Techie: Johannes Stiehler [ayfie]) https://maas-bong.io/30K8Bux
"Interacting with computers has always been clunky and indirect, and today’s digital assistants are no different.  They misunderstand, misinterpret and malfunction.  But why is it so hard to make this most promising way of interacting with a machine work?"

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Six surprising downsides of being extremely intelligent (IFLScience: Shana Lebowitz, Allana Akhtar) https://maas-bong.io/30B270S
"Users wrote about everything from the absurdly high expectations that people place on them to the trouble of constantly being perceived as a braggart."

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Why big data keeps getting bigger (Visual Capitalist: Jeff Desjardins) https://maas-bong.io/30I11AE
"The sun never sets on the creation of new data.  Yes, the rate of generation may slow down at night as people send fewer emails and watch fewer videos.  But for every person hitting the hay, there is another person on the opposite side of the world that is turning their smartphone on for the day."

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Discovery back on the menu as Irish Supreme Court delivers major judgment (LinkedIn: David Boughton) https://maas-bong.io/30B4YXE
"Hogan J. described discovery as having caused a ‘crisis' by contributing significantly to costs and delays and held parties should use particulars, admissions and interrogatories so that discovery was the last, not the first, resort.  Leave to appeal was granted by the Supreme Court essentially on the question of whether traditional discovery is appropriate in modern conditions."

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US judge rules there is no duty on non-parties to preserve evidence (ILS) https://maas-bong.io/30B5VPI
"The court held that 'no Florida court has yet recognised a common law duty for third-party preservation of evidence based on the knowledge or foreseeability of litigation.'"

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Putting the “aid" in dawn raid: a lesson in first response (Financier Worldwide: Jane Wessel, John Schmidt, Zeno Frediani [Arnold & Porter]) https://maas-bong.io/30Lk7Wj
"As competition authorities can strike unannounced, even in the event of your absence, it is essential that suitable practices are put in place and that all staff are trained properly to ensure this process runs as smoothly as possible."

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On collaboration for lawyers.  Why it’s not what you think (Legal Business World: Daniel Gold) https://maas-bong.io/30I46kc
"As lawyers, we're taught the value of strategic thinking in every aspect of what we do; almost as if every new matter is a new game of chess against a new opponent.  We are taught that our opposing counsel is really our adversary and we argue motions and, as such, we up the gamesmanship and perhaps hide some of our pawns.  The idea of cooperation between lawyers, therefore, tends to naturally get lost by the wayside."

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UK firms may soon find it impossible to legally receive data from the EU (IT Pro: Dale Walker) https://maas-bong.io/30B7a1k
"The case being heard, often referred to as Safe Harbour 2.0, is assessing the legitimacy of the standard contractual clause (SCC), a mechanism that many businesses use to adhere to GDPR laws when sending data beyond EU jurisdiction."


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Emojis are increasingly coming up in US court cases (CNN Business: Samantha Murphy) https://maas-bong.io/30HATGa
"Attorneys are having to argue for different interpretations of the small illustrated characters that are used to express emotions, activities or objects.  And courts are struggling to handle the nuances of emojis as evidence."


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Offload the workload: How outsourcing can increase profitability (Epiq) https://maas-bong.io/30Nde7h
"Law firm profitability is not exactly languishing.  Many law firms, especially larger ones, are making very comfortable margins.  But law firms are rather like whales: if they stop moving, they sink."

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Data of "nearly all adults" in Bulgaria stolen (BBC) https://maas-bong.io/30DRrP0
"Personal data belonging to millions of Bulgarians has been stolen in a cyber-attack on the country's tax agency.  According to a local cyber-security researcher, most adults in the country of seven million people are likely to have had some data compromised."

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Thomson Reuters acquires HighQ! (Legal IT Insider: Caroline Hill) https://maas-bong.io/30KriOR
"Following a period of intense multi-party bidding that one person with knowledge of the situation described as ‘aggressive', we understand that HighQ has been acquired."

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JDHorizons London 2019 (The Time Blawg: Brian Inkster) https://maas-bong.io/30Cryz7
"It was a conference without hype and with a good dose of reality.  Rome wasn’t built in a day and you have to work hard to achieve change and improvement.  JDHorizons was a good antidote to much that we hear at other conferences and read in some parts of the legal technology press today."

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What is artificial intelligence and does it have a place in legal firms? (Dynamic Business) https://maas-bong.io/30H8fVv
"While making the shift towards digital has become common in many businesses, the legal profession continues to trail behind.  However, in many cases artificial intelligence can transform the legal profession.  Not by taking over human tasks but, instead, AI can complete the repetitive, mundane tasks lawyers must finish each day."

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IT: Think before you buy (The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland) https://maas-bong.io/30FQeXz
"How will IT shape the future of the profession?  Four contributors offer some predictions, while also advising us to make the most of what we already have."

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The moon is full of money (Nautilus: Pope Brock) https://maas-bong.io/30IbJqT
"An astrophysicist had claimed that the moon could save our planet.  Not immediately: This would be in about 4.5 billion years when the sun explodes and roasts us in wrath and fire unless we get out of the way."

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Client-driven innovation: The future of legal technology (Law Technology Today: Vishal Rajpara) https://maas-bong.io/30CD1i9
"While the legal profession as a whole is still somewhat skeptical of technology and wary of change - especially when compared to other industries - most lawyers now accept the premise that automation and process optimisation are essential to managing law firms and legal departments more efficiently in a dynamic, hyper-competitive business environment that is increasingly data-driven."

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How well do law firms understand their own pricing economics? (Legal Executive Suite: Frederick Esposito) https://maas-bong.io/30EapVS
"It is startling that recent survey results show that over the last few years the number of law firms being proactive about pricing and starting initiatives to address how they could better price their legal services has actually dropped from about one-third of firms to maybe now just more than one-quarter of firms being proactive.  The rest are just being reactive to the pricing situations in which they find themselves."


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CCPA...The most significant impact on litigation since FRCP (Law: Bobby Balachandran [Exterro]) https://maas-bong.io/30BpnvO
"Recent reports suggest somewhere between 45% and 86% of companies will not be ready or do not even plan to be ready when the CCPA goes into effect.  Will your legal department be ready?"

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Market guide for eDiscovery solutions (Gartner: Julian Tirsu, Michael Hoeck) https://maas-bong.io/30CQyGx (£)
"Controlling risk and cost remain the primary business drivers for seeking comprehensive and more effective eDiscovery solutions.  I&O leaders can use this guide to help choose a solution for their needs."

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Advice to a newly qualified litigator Part 4: The good stuff about being a litigator - from nice lawyers (Civil Litigation Brief: Gordon Exall) https://maas-bong.io/30EKH3I
"I have asked on Twitter for positive views and contributions about being a litigator."


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Keeping civil cases civil: A best practices guide from four perspectives (ACC Docket: Vincent Montalto, Cara Edwards, Rayna Kessler, Andrew Peck) https://maas-bong.io/30wIyGU
"Lawyers are not immutably nefarious.  But to change this image, lawyers need to rededicate themselves to civility.  While it is difficult to precisely define civility, there are a few things that certainly need not be associated with a civil lawyer."

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Video: Office 365 - Export (YouTube: Rachi Messing [Microsoft], Tom O'Connor) https://maas-bong.io/30zrss7
"The new eDiscovery tools in Office 365 are designed to keep data in place and work well for looking at a small set of data in a secure and efficient manner.  What happens when you need to take a larger set of data out of the environment to put it into your favourite review tool?"

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Legal tech and newlaw consolidation, investment continues into 2019 (Artificial Lawyer: Richard Tromans) https://maas-bong.io/30F20kP
"The latest report by Investec on the legal tech and newlaw (LTN) market has found that consolidation and investment in the sector continues at a robust level, with 24 M&A deals across the first half of 2019 and £358m ($448m) invested in LTN companies by a variety of funds and other businesses."

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It may have worked in the past, but now… (The NZ E-Discovery Blog: Andrew King) https://maas-bong.io/30Banhk
"What may have worked 10 years ago, last year, or last week may no longer be the most effective way to manage the discovery process."
 
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FTC to levy unprecedented $US5bn fine against Facebook (Data Protection Report: Andrea D'Ambra, Max Kellogg [Norton Rose Fulbright])
https://maas-bong.io/30xKCP9
“This demonstrates a significant shift in US regulatory action.  It appears that US regulators have begun to levy fines on the same scale (or in this case over twice as large) as the European Union’s GDPR fine structure to punish large companies for mishaps in their privacy practices.”  “Mishaps"???

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Despite analytics being in the early stages, legal research execs see bright future (Law: Zach Warren) https://maas-bong.io/30Dqz1w
"The legal technologists on the AALL panel agreed that legal analytics are in their early stages, but said there was optimism that data integration and privacy issues can be solved."

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UK plan to limit PwC, EY, KPMG, Deloitte consulting to audit clients (Financial Review: Hans van Leeuwen) https://maas-bong.io/30HNV6x
"The list of non-audit services an auditor could provide to major British companies would be limited to 'those which are closely related to the audit and/or required by law and regulation', the FRC said - ruling out any consulting work on the side.”

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Thinking like a millennial: How millennials are changing discovery, Part Two (CloudNine: Tom O'Connor) https://maas-bong.io/2YVwZZI
"What does this mean in terms of technical usage trends?  The millennial segment may not be 'digital natives' to the degree of the Gen Z population but they have grown up during the digital revolution.  They’re tech savvy and saw firsthand the explosion in the use of mobile phones, social media and Internet-based information at your fingertips."

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Late-night hearing on CCPA amendments delivers mixed bag (Manatt: Delilah Clay, Brandon Reilly) https://maas-bong.io/2YPscsM
"While none of the currently proposed amendments promises to restructure any of the CCPA’s core concepts, businesses currently developing their readiness programmes have kept a close eye on certain helpful clarifications and exemptions in advance of the law’s looming implementation deadlines in 2020."

BONG!

Fulfilling eDiscovery backup requests from backup storage? (ComplexDiscovery: Rob  Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2YOb6LL
"Among the largest data targets for eDiscovery searches in most enterprises are backup data sets, which typically contain copies and versions of all key corporate data.  Performing eDiscovery data searches on these enterprise backup data sets can be complex, time-consuming and very costly."

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The general duty on lawyers to inform the court if it is obvious that the time estimate is incorrect (Civil Litigation Brief: Gordon Exall) https://maas-bong.io/2YWKCaY
"What is important to all practitioners is the duty the court imposes on parties to ensure that time estimates, even those put forward by a judge, are realistic and remain realistic."

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Invitation to a new eDiscovery manifesto (JD Supra: Baker Donelson) https://maas-bong.io/2YTuIy9
“eDiscovery requires the careful coordination of the substantive law firm, the client’s IT resources and the necessary outside service providers that provide technology and staffing support.  To make eDiscovery ‘better' requires the close coordination of these participants, much the same as a construction project requires careful planning and excellent execution."

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Connecting the dots (The Law Society Gazette: Joanna Goodman) https://maas-bong.io/2YUGath
"Mark Cohen of Legal Mosaic described Legal Geek as ‘Woodstock for legal’.  Cohen attended the original Woodstock and he explained that it was seminal because it was the first music festival that was not just about the music - it was the start of a movement."

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Alexa, can you be used against me in court? (Law: Brian Schrader) https://maas-bong.io/2YSzlbJ
"It’s going to be challenging for any business that has to include such a device in their legal proceedings or regulatory compliance programmes.  But that won’t stop opposing parties from demanding its inclusion."

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Space, the final frontier for ABSs (Legal Futures: Neil Rose) https://maas-bong.io/2YU1dvV
"A pioneering alternative business structure specialising in space law and named after Neil Armstrong 50 years after he first stepped on the moon has gone live."

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New cases spotlight production pitfalls in eDiscovery with Slack (Driven: Philip Favro) https://maas-bong.io/2YTal4f
"Similar to other messaging platforms that have grown in popularity, Slack is unknown to many counsel and courts.  Nevertheless, content from Slack is increasingly being sought by parties in discovery."

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The expected and unexpected of working with artificial intelligence (Law: Christian Farmakis, Babst Calland) https://maas-bong.io/2YSLz3Z
"Stories of how AI will change the legal ecosystem forever are endless, yet ‘rubber meets the road’ proof that this is actually happening are few and far between.  Here's what one firm learned about knowing what AI can do and what they didn’t know it could do."


BONG!

eDiscovery for defendants in practice (Mondaq: Reed Smith: James Beck)  https://maas-bong.io/2YPUSlf
"We've repeatedly advocated that defendants try turn the eDiscovery tables on plaintiffs whenever possible - particularly in MDLs where discovery is flagrantly one-sided - by going after plaintiffs' social media information."

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The biggest obstacles to innovation and how to overcome them in four easy ways (Inc: Joe Galvin) https://maas-bong.io/2YSrDyq
"Then come other barriers which, according to our research, include limited investment, too much focus on existing work, low employee engagement and resistance to change.  If you're a CEO, you have an important role to play in the innovation of your company, starting with removing the barriers that are blocking its progress."

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Legal technology - the holy grail of innovation?  (Legal Week: Louisa van Eeden-Smit [LexisNexis]) https://maas-bong.io/2YKn357
"Our In-house Insights report, Legal Technology: Looking Past the Hype, revealed that while 57% of respondents believe that technology investments have already increased their efficiency, one in five can point to a piece of recently installed technology that has had low or no usage."

BONG!

The UK data protection authority’s Regulatory Sandbox tries pro-active engagement for GDPR compliance (Gregory Bufithis) https://maas-bong.io/2YO9dhY
"The premise is fairly simple: successful applicants will work with the ICO team - there are three full-time staffers on the project - as they develop their product or service, with the aim being to make sure they comply with data protection rules."

BONG!

Massive GDPR fines have serious implications for corporate risk (The D&O Diary: Kevin LaCroix) https://maas-bong.io/2YPhzGr
"The newly announced fines, involving British Airways and Marriott International, have a number of serious implications for other companies, for the future of GDPR enforcement and for the significance of privacy issues generally as an area of corporate risk."

BONG!

Chain, chain, chain - chain of custody (CloudNine: Doug Austin) https://maas-bong.io/2YNCERf
"Ensuring proper chain of custody tracking is also an important part of handling ESI through the eDiscovery process in order to be able to fight challenges of the ESI by opposing parties.  An insufficient chain of custody is a chain, chain, chain of fools."

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Managed review methodology (Altlaw) https://maas-bong.io/2YR1KPe
"Altlaw takes all possible steps to ensure accurate and consistent coding of documents however, as litigation coding is a subjective process, we strongly advise our clients to undertake their own second pass review, consisting of documents marked as relevant by Altlaw to ensure that they are satisfied with both the relevant and privilege designations."

BONG!

An animated chart showing the world's 10 largest cities by population since 1500 (Twitter: Norbert Elekes) https://maas-bong.io/2YRGIQK
As you will know very well, I absolutely love these things.

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Proportionality: should hindsight be a factor?  Extracts from O’Hare and Browne on Civil Litigation (you saw it here first…) (Civil Litigation Brief: Gordon Exall) https://maas-bong.io/2YPQym9
"How to challenge costs which are reasonable but disproportionate."

BONG!

The ILTA Content Briefing Q2 2019 (International Legal Technology Association) https://maas-bong.io/2YLN5Fe
"Find all the blogs, webinars, podcasts, featured articles and more in one spot."


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Eighteen and eight: The 2019 Chambers Litigation Support Guide (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2YLov7e
"Compiled annually by Chambers and Partners, this year’s guide recognises 18 eDiscovery litigation support providers and eight eDiscovery lawyers."

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Know your problem (Briefing: Damien Behan) https://maas-bong.io/2YLoxfm
“There is a learning curve for those with an idea for a new way of delivering a service to clients - around just how much work goes into developing a solution, and finding a lot of that work is on the legal, not just the technology, side."

BONG!

OpenText launches dedicated legaltech division and unveils major tech expansion (Legal IT Insider: Caroline Hill) https://maas-bong.io/2YMaHJO
"The team will look after the development of eDOCS and OpenText’s eDiscovery business."

BONG!

Forensic investigations, the role of corporate counsel and the rise of information governance (Law in Order: Erick Gunawan) https://maas-bong.io/2YVQ91H
“The role of corporate counsel in the context of litigation or investigation and the increasing importance of information governance in being prepared for when litigation or investigation arises."

BONG!

Annual American Fastcase 50 named, honouring law’s innovators and visionaries (LawSites: Bob Ambrogi) https://maas-bong.io/2YOC1Ha
“A list that includes practicing lawyers, legal academics, law librarians, corporate counsel, journalists, company executives, bar leaders and government officials."

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Blockchain and smart contracts may have a greater impact than many in professional services imagine (LinkedIn: Simon Drane) https://maas-bong.io/2YLfGdP
"Blockchain is simply the next step in the evolution, digitising what has been in existence since we first started transacting."

BONG!

NIST sets draft guidelines for US government AI (Dark Reading) https://maas-bong.io/2YN17X9
"This is the first formal step in writing the standards that will guide the implementation of AI technologies within the federal government."

BONG!

Artificial intelligence gaining traction in legal industry (LinkedIn: Ned Gannon [eBrevia]) https://maas-bong.io/2YOEmlq
"Like any technology, AI comes with positive and negative perceptions, but the reality is, as always, much more nuanced."

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Can you keep a secret? (LinkedIn: Victoria Thompson) https://maas-bong.io/2YMxa9B
"Non-disclosure agreements or confidentiality agreements are the equivalent in the legal world to promising to a friend to keep a juicy secret like an impending proposal to your best friend or the announcement of a pregnancy before your 12 week scan."

BONG!

The role of natural language in driving innovation in the legal sector (LegalBusinessWorld: Argyri Panezi) https://maas-bong.io/2YOHgGQ
"Together with many promises (efficiency, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence) the rise of big data has also come with a number of threats, as for example the rise of data monopolies, serious challenges for data protection and privacy, and also the much-discussed phenomenon of algorithmic bias in view of biased data that are fed into the algorithms."


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eDiscovery in South Africa - Changing the Uniform Rules, POPIA, hosting in the cloud and child adoption in SA (LinkedIn: Terry Harrison) https://maas-bong.io/30ph5af
"I thought we should take a look and see where we are in SA on these matters.  Changing the Uniform Rules to incorporate eDiscovery has been and still is, as regular readers know, my mission."

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Barclays’ Stephanie Hamon joins Norton Rose Fulbright to launch legal operations consulting practice (Legal IT Insider: Caroline Hill) https://maas-bong.io/30oBGLO
"The practice will provide management and operational advice to in-house legal teams at major financial institutions and corporates."

BONG!

FCA sees huge rise in cyber incident reports (Money Age: Hannah McGrath) https://maas-bong.io/30rIWGI
"The number of cyber security incidents reported by the UK’s financial services firms rose to 819 last year, up from just 69 in 2017, according to new data obtained from the Financial Conduct Authority."

BONG!

Not all Greek to me: Can AI translation overcome language barriers? (Asian Legal Business: Elizabeth Beattie) https://maas-bong.io/30kv5Ca
"For an increasing number of firms artificial intelligence is now viewed as an essential time-saving mechanism that enables legal teams to process vast quantities of paperwork in the space of hours, rather than days."

BONG!

CCPA will have wide-ranging effects, including on eDiscovery (LinkedIn: John Babione) https://maas-bong.io/30lDMfo
"If a company lawfully deletes data for one or perhaps numerous individuals, and then later litigation arises for which that data would have been relevant, that evidence will be lost."

BONG!

ICO statement: Intention to fine Marriott International, Inc more than £99 million under GDPR for data breach (Information Commissioner's Office) https://maas-bong.io/30mrL9q
"A variety of personal data contained in approximately 339 million guest records globally were exposed by the incident, of which around 30 million related to residents of 31 countries in the European Economic Area.  Seven million related to UK residents."

BONG!

Android App publishers won't take “No" for an answer on personal data (Dark Reading: Curtis Franklin) https://maas-bong.io/30nM6eL
"Researchers find more than 1,000 apps in the Google Play store that gather personal data even when the user has denied permission."

BONG!

From Luxembourg, a look at Schrems II.  Is the Privacy Shield poised to hit the recycling bin?  Both sides are worried the final ruling could be sweeping (Gregory Bufithis) https://maas-bong.io/30py0JJ
"What Max Schrems began six years ago has ballooned into a European legal battle with global economic implications."

BONG!

The biggest hacks and what they can teach us (The British Computer Society: John Mitchell) https://maas-bong.io/30kztkC
"When it comes to breaking news about cyber attacks, many reporters concentrate on the financial aspects, but I consider that the most important thing is loss of trust."

BONG!

Winning the game of vendor roulette: Uncovering the secret sauce for a great technology provider Part II (CS Disco: Cat Casey) https://maas-bong.io/30oLnKc
"For those that remained, we were laser focused on a few key factors: support of weird data, innovation around AI/TAR/managed review, transparency, collaboration with my team and willingness to adapt to our firm’s way of conducting discovery."


BONG!

Capital Southwest leads a recapitalisation of Driven (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2NFGECo
“We are impressed by Driven’s management team and its ability to drive cost out of litigation and to serve its law firm and corporate clients effectively.  Driven has developed the tools and products needed to support the growing volume and complexity associated with the eDiscovery market.”

BONG!

The rise and rise of legal tech education (Artificial Lawyer: Richard Tromans) https://maas-bong.io/2NL2ioM
"For some years a regular conference theme has been ‘there’s not enough legal tech education’ - now, the law schools and universities have heard the message.  Today there are a growing number of legal tech courses at graduate and undergraduate level."

BONG!

Getting the right data from big data: Improve legal operations and management (BusyLamp) https://maas-bong.io/2NIcAWY
"Over the years, legal teams will have built up a significant amount of  data (through case management systems, document management systems, e-billing solutions, risk registers, law firm reports, emails, legal advice, etc.) which is an extremely valuable, but often underrated asset."

BONG!

If you can't measure it... (LinkedIn: Jamie Levy [KPMG]) https://maas-bong.io/2NIiGq0
"Without a target or transformation plan and without the data relating to what the legal team currently does (at a tedious level), creating a compelling business case for transformation and technology solutions is tough.  You’re just not investible from a budget allocation perspective."

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Why the legal function must be reimagined for the digital age (EY: Cornelius Grossman) https://maas-bong.io/2NIwC3y
"The recent EY legal operations survey of 1,058 senior legal practitioners from businesses around the world demonstrates the pressures that legal functions are currently under and how these may ultimately drive a change in operating models."

BONG!

Facebook quizzed in court on EU-US data transfers (BBC) https://maas-bong.io/2NJ5H7N
"The Irish data protection commissioner is arguing that the legal mechanism for these transfers does not sufficiently protect EU citizens' right to privacy."

BONG!

Data-protection watchdog opens third privacy inquiry into Apple (The Irish Times) https://maas-bong.io/2NRNiFA
"The inquiry is examining whether Apple has complied with the relevant provisions of the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation privacy law in relation to an access request from a customer."

BONG!

Evangelising change in a risk-averse industry (Relativity: Mary Rechtoris) https://maas-bong.io/2NGlSTf
"Evangelists are dedicated to driving efficiency through change.  Part of their role involves getting key stakeholders on board.  Often, they may have to adjust their approach to make change happen."

BONG!

IBM patents smartwatch which unfolds into tablet (Sky News) https://maas-bong.io/2NXyPID
"IBM has received a patent for a smartwatch which unfolds into a smartphone and then can be further extended into a tablet.”  Cool or what?

BONG!

ALSPs are no longer a risky bet (LinkedIn: Connie Brenton [NetApp]) https://maas-bong.io/2NIBjdG
"The quality of work done by ALSPs is often is very good, even on specialised matters.  More important, the work is good enough, given the risk profile of the company and the project, and is priced right."


BONG!

The curious case of legal technology talent (LinkedIn: Adrian Agius) https://maas-bong.io/2NDt5Du
"To normalise a way forward, firms must detach themselves from the behaviours and models that have characterised their operations since the beginning of six-minute time intervals."

BONG!

Machine learning has been used to automatically translate long-lost languages (MIT Technology Review) https://maas-bong.io/2NGjtrD
"The big idea behind machine translation is the understanding that words are related to each other in similar ways, regardless of the language involved."

BONG!

You know what I’m saying?  'Cause AI doesn’t (Socratic Tech: Sam Cash) https://maas-bong.io/2NHs3q6
"One of the key difficulties is that most machine learning systems are trained within narrow problem spaces.  They’re trained within the narrow spaces because they lack what humans might define as simple cognition, the ability to act intuitively."

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Contract lifecycle management: AI partners with humans to create BT success story (IACCM: Paul Branch [BT], Peter Wallqvist [iManage RAVN]) https://maas-bong.io/2NFHJKn
"The AI cannot come up with recommendations on how to amend the documents or make the amendments themselves - that activity requires a human.  However, it could quickly triage that mass of documents into a more manageable pile for human review, saving vast amounts of time and effort.  Again, this is the essence of a human-machine partnership approach."

BONG!

Top 10 issues for artificial intelligence (Simmons & Simmons) https://maas-bong.io/2NFCf2u
Definition, challenges, liability, protection, risks and impact.

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British Airways faces record £183m fine for data breach (BBC) https://maas-bong.io/2NEXfq9
"Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said: 'People's personal data is just that - personal.  When an organisation fails to protect it from loss, damage or theft, it is more than an inconvenience.  That's why the law is clear - when you are entrusted with personal data, you must look after it.  Those that don't will face scrutiny from my office to check they have taken appropriate steps to protect fundamental privacy rights.'"

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Understanding the difference between de-identification and anonymisation (Research World: Marianne Lesigne) https://maas-bong.io/2NFQO68
"De-identification is a process that can be reversed while this is not possible if the data is properly anonymised."

BONG!

California opens door to more legal tech, non-lawyer roles (Bloomberg Law: Roy Strom) https://maas-bong.io/2NDkRvb
"California has taken a step towards altering the role of lawyers after a state bar task force last week advanced controversial proposals for new ethics rules that would allow non-lawyers to invest in law firms and tech companies to provide limited legal services."

BONG!

Which technology will most impact the future of law?  25 experts share their insights (Disruptor Daily: Sam Mire) https://maas-bong.io/2NH8D4N
"Technology is playing a critical role in making necessary changes, from making representation more affordable to streamlining processes that allow justice to be done.  Industry insiders lend their perspective on the technologies shaping the future of law."

BONG!

From the trenches: Legal Innovation Survey results (Prism Legal: Ron Friedmann) https://maas-bong.io/2NEiVm8
"Almost all players in the legal market talk about innovation.  Law firms start incubators, clients demand innovation and providers promote their innovative solutions.  But just what is innovation, who’s doing it and how do rank and file legal market workers handle it?"


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What is the price of admission?  Summer 2019 eDiscovery Pricing Survey Results (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2NxWoaA
"The eDiscovery Pricing Survey is a non-scientific and non-comprehensive survey designed to provide general insight into eDiscovery pricing as shared by individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem."

BONG!

Why data ownership is the wrong approach to protecting privacy (The Brookings Institution: Cameron Kerry, John Morris) https://maas-bong.io/2NziSIi
"Treating data like it is property fails to recognise either the value that varieties of personal information serve or the abiding interest that individuals have in their personal information even if they choose to ‘sell' it.  Data is not a commodity.  It is information."

BONG!

ThoughtRiver and Eversheds Sutherland In G4S contract pre-screening roll-out (Artificial Lawyer: Richard Tromans) https://maas-bong.io/2NBIRPg
"Rather than shying away from helping their own clients to automate review work the law firm has embraced it."

BONG!

Top five game-changing takeaways from the legal geek 2019 America conference (LinkedIn: Amyli McDaniel) https://maas-bong.io/2NBJlF4
"Most of the talks appeared to cover the same topics we have been hearing in the industry at other events and in legal tech news and blogs.  But, for the astute listener, there were golden nuggets of deeper insight with each talk."

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The most popular providers?  A running eDiscovery aggregation from ALM reader ranking surveys (ComplexDiscovery: Rob Robinson) https://maas-bong.io/2NOqQNZ
Updated: "Each survey has multiple categories of products and services presented for consideration, with a subset of survey questions from each survey that directly or indirectly pertain to the eDiscovery ecosystem."

BONG!

How legal tech is developing lawyers' intuition (Blue J Legal: Vidhya Elango) https://maas-bong.io/2NzAHqs
"Legal technology tools leveraging advances in machine learning are a novel way for new lawyers to get a head start on developing the kind of legal intuition that will make them more efficient researchers and, ultimately, better professionals."

BONG!

The future of alternative legal services: Herbert Smith Freehills' Libby Jackson MBE gives her take (Legal IT Insider: Amy Carroll) https://maas-bong.io/2NxiVnX
“That means a greater confluence between what has previously been understood as traditional legal work and the types of work that have fallen into the alternative space."

BONG!

Lawtech enables firms to sell “invisible” legal services (Legal Futures: Dan Bindman) https://maas-bong.io/2NwdpSv
"A key aspect of lawtech is its potential to help lawyers sell to consumers as part of a multi-disciplinary package that includes unrelated services, where the ‘legal’ part is invisible to the purchaser."

BONG!

LegalTech in Switzerland (Swiss LegalTech Association) https://maas-bong.io/2NAqQ3P
An interesting mapping of tech by type.

BONG!

One way to waive an attorney-client communication (Commonsense Construction Law: Stan Martin) https://maas-bong.io/2NyzOhU
"'By failing to assert its privilege claims properly, Alliant waived them.'  A cautionary note for attorneys preparing privilege logs, even in an expedited manner."


BONG!

XDD acquires QDiscovery to further expand services in Midwest and East Coast (Xact Data Discovery) https://maas-bong.io/2Nvl2Zx
"Xact Data Discovery, a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations, announces the acquisition of QDiscovery, a mid-tier eDiscovery and digital forensic services provider based in New London, CT."

BONG!

The 20 most expensive cities for Americans living abroad (Mental Floss: Ellen Gutoskey) https://maas-bong.io/2NuUiIC
"Each year, human resources consulting firm Mercer releases a report on the cost of living abroad in various cities around the world.  Its primary function is to help multinational corporations make decisions about how much to pay employees they’re sending to work abroad, but it also may give you pause if you were thinking of turning your life into a modern-day sequel to An American in Paris called An American in Hong Kong."

BONG!

The larger the legal department, the more likely it's using tech (Legaltech News: Victoria Hudgins) https://maas-bong.io/2Nxpnew
"While some ‘fundamental' legal tech finds a home in most legal departments, smaller staffed legal departments aren’t leveraging technology at the rate of their larger counterparts, according to a new report from the ACC."

BONG!

Silicon Valley execs may be drawn to legal tech as revenues rise (Big Law Business: Sam Skolnik) https://maas-bong.io/2NJtKUb
"Mike Gamson’s recent decision to leave LinkedIn to become CEO of eDiscovery company Relativity is a notable illustration of a mainstream technology executive looking to take advantage of the burgeoning legal tech sector."

BONG!

Nine US States pass new and expanded data breach notification laws (Norton Rose Fulbright: Chris Cwalina, Jeewon Kim Serrato, Anna Rudawski, Alexis Wilpon) https://maas-bong.io/2Nrhlnx
"In the absence of federal action, states have been actively passing new and expanded requirements for privacy and cybersecurity."

BONG!

We expect more ... AI promise meets reality (ILTA: TJ Johnson, Brad Blickstein, Brent Melson) https://maas-bong.io/2Nucz8Z
"The important question to ask is NOT 'How do I bring AI into my organisation?', it's 'What skills are needed to be ready for when legal AI hits an acceptable maturity level?'"

BONG!

The future of virtual reality in law - does virtual reality technology have a place in the courtroom? (LinkedIn: Evan Kline [Katherman, Briggs & Greenberg]) https://maas-bong.io/2NvPD9j
"With a 360-degree camera and everyday items in hand, students and faculty worked together to film a 'crime scene' that could then be viewed and examined through VR."

BONG!

Data mapping and discovery tools top privacy shopping lists (Infosecurity Magazine: Dan Raywood) https://maas-bong.io/2Nt5EwE
"The need to demonstrate compliance is the main motivation for privacy technology adoption, according to new findings."

BONG!

Rethinking the tech-first approach to law firm solutions (Law360: Ryan Steadman) https://maas-bong.io/2NtsYKB
"Everywhere you look, bold, enticing and transformative solutions are being quickly brought to market, but the pace of technological innovation is advancing faster than law firms are able to absorb, adopt and integrate these solutions into practice."

BONG!

Why law firms must change how they work (Financial Times: The Editorial Board) https://maas-bong.io/2NtiXNF
"Firms that fail to adapt will continue to drive away talented staff.  Obelisk Support, a legal services provider, suggests in a new report that they are instead taking more flexible jobs in corporate legal departments; at new, more entrepreneurial and technology-driven firms; and at the Big Four professional services groups, which are developing legal operations."


BONG!

Three ways eDiscovery providers and consumers can make this industry better (JD Supra: Daniel Gold [ACEDS]) https://maas-bong.io/2NsQU0T
"Understanding your ‘why' statement is critical to one’s success as a person, as an organisation and when choosing an eDiscovery partner."

BONG!

Elevate secures £20m investment to continue growth spurt (Legal Futures: Neil Stone) https://maas-bong.io/2NsgeUK
The company "has grown by an average of 65% per annum for the past five years, with 2019 sales forecasted to exceed $75m.  With more than 1,000 staff - including around 125 in the UK - it provides services to over 100 Global 1,000 corporations and over 20 global law firms."

BONG!

UK v US: 10 ways consumers differ in 2019 (Attest) https://maas-bong.io/2NrDYbw
"Our US vs the UK 2019 Consumer Trends Report found some significant differences in the feelings and beliefs of the two nationalities, which translates into different consumer behaviour."

BONG!

eDiscovery technology at a glance: In-place early data assessment (Exterro) https://maas-bong.io/2Nsps3i
Download the white paper to "learn about the definition, use cases, pros and cons of using in-place early data assessment technology."

BONG!

Amazon's future vision of AI, warehouse bots and Alexa (CNET: Ben Fox Rubin) https://maas-bong.io/2Nq2UjD
"CNET spoke to four Amazon executives representing a wide range of its businesses.  They provided an exclusive look into some of the inner workings of Amazon's AI development, showing how the tech has become the critical ingredient they use to compete against rival retailers like Walmart and cloud service providers like Microsoft and Google."

BONG!

Eight myths about eDiscovery, and the truth behind them (Thomson Reuters) https://maas-bong.io/2Nms3eP
"Some lawyers have misconceptions about eDiscovery workflows and technology, leaving them susceptible to large unexpected costs, wasted resources and, potentially, embarrassment in court.  Here are some common myths that are leaving lawyers vulnerable to costly mistakes."

BONG!

More than law: Is the traditional big law model over? (Artificial Lawyer)  https://maas-bong.io/2Ns8gL5
"What if a leading commercial ‘law firm’ now had to do more than law to prosper and keep clients happy?"

BONG!

Is perception reality?  Nineteen observations on ACEDS in the summer of 2019 (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2NqRlZn
"The goal of the ACEDS Community Survey was to gain an actionable understanding of industry perception regarding four key areas: respondent awareness and possession of industry certifications, respondent valuation of ACEDS offerings to include the CEDS certification, respondent view of the evolution of eDiscovery, and respondent competence in technology."

BONG!

CCPA … The most significant impact on US litigation since the FRCP (Exterro: Bobby Balachandran) https://maas-bong.io/2NBLU9Y
"I have a simple question for all the GCs, CPOs, and CISOs out there: Are you ready for the California Consumer Privacy Act?  Because it’s coming, whether you’re ready or not, on January 1, 2020.  (And 10 other states will soon follow suit with similar, but different, regulations.)"

BONG!

Weaponising the GDPR: how to use Right of Access to steal identities (Gregory Bufithis) https://maas-bong.io/2Nmsnu3
"As we all know, the GDPR has a provision called Right of Access.  It makes it so clear, so easy.  Individuals have the right to access their personal data.  Individuals can make a subject access request verbally or in writing.  Companies have one month to respond to a request.  Easy peasy."


BONG!

A guide to the galaxy - incorporating privacy-by-design into eDiscovery workflows (ACEDS) https://maas-bong.io/2NncrrH
"Myriad multi-jurisdictional regulations require a balancing act to protect the data privacy of individuals while simultaneously meeting obligations for discovery."

BONG!

What does 2019 hold for legal AI? (Corporate Counsel: Emily Foges [Luminance]) https://maas-bong.io/2NjE8Bt
"What developments can we expect in the next year?  Where and in what new ways will AI tools be deployed?"

BONG!

Legal Professional Privilege global guide, 5th edition (DLA Piper) https://maas-bong.io/2NlZwpL
"This global guide is a dynamic resource containing up-to-date details of the varying concepts and scope of legal professional privilege across dozens of jurisdictions globally.  New jurisdictions are regularly being added to the guide, so if you cannot find the jurisdiction you are seeking, please let us know.”  DLA are good at these guides.

BONG!

Brainspace makes (brain) waves by certifying online (Legaltech News: Jared Coseglia [TRU Staffing]) https://maas-bong.io/2Nq8mmH
"The current online offering from Brainspace is for the first-level analyst training and certification.  Advanced users can anticipate the Brainspace administrator training and certification to go live sometime this August." 

BONG!

Brief encounters: An open letter to lawyers (Miss IG Geek) https://maas-bong.io/2Nl9Kqu
"A legal education and a quick scan of the text of the GDPR do not make you a privacy expert.  It may equip you to start out on your privacy expertise journey with a bit of an advantage, but it certainly doesn’t confer god-like powers of acumen and omniscience on your data protection pronouncements."

BONG!

Now French lawyers demand statistical data ban, following judges’ move (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2NEkocj
"If this were to happen, then we would be looking at potentially the first country in the world where litigation analysis and predictive modelling faced such a comprehensive ban."

BONG!

The "Right to be Forgotten​" - again (LinkedIn: Neil Cameron) https://maas-bong.io/2NoaFX8
"Personal data is not news, unless it is news - and if it is news it is part of the story of the human race and as such there is a public interest in having a collective memory of it."

BONG!

Feeling the heat?  Take the Summer 2019 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2NoXTba
This is "non-scientific quarterly survey [run since 2014 and] designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem."

BONG!

Colin Levy talks to Ed Sohn of Pangea3 (Colin S. Levy) https://maas-bong.io/2NqdtTV
"For almost 15 years, Pangea3 has changed the legal ecosystem by providing an alternative to traditional law firm models.  Our work has historically focused in three areas: litigation and investigation services; contract review and drafting; and regulatory and compliance solutions."

BONG!

Legal wants more certainty, flexibility from outsourced eDiscovery providers (Legaltech News: Rhys Dipshan) https://maas-bong.io/2NnZVrZ
"The ‘eDiscovery Unfiltered: A Survey of Current Trends and Candid Perspectives' report found that both legal departments and law firms are open to subscription pricing for eDiscovery and value trust and responsiveness in their eDiscovery providers."




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