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Data Collection – the first step in an eDiscovery project is usually underrated by the end-to-end managing team. The reason for this is because the data collection piece is often considered to be an “IT team only” task. However, we believe the time has now come for the core discovery people and lawyers to look into the collection process more keenly, because… a stitch in time, saves nine. The same proverb applies to Disclosure. Data Collection is the first step towards eDiscovery and if you apply the wrong strategy (i.e. collect everything) then you might end up with needlessly massive…
It’s not even a decade or half, but just 15 months back, the Californian Government enforced a data protection regulation named CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act). With a pleasant surprise (might be a dismal surprise for organizations!), another Act was announced recently named CPRA (California Privacy Rights Act). Data Privacy Peers see the new regulation as an extension to CCPA, or you can say it CCPA 2.0. CPRA will come into the force from 1st January 2023, so businesses have enough time (almost two years) to fine-tune their processes and people. This time Privacy-Pro Californian citizens voted in the
COVID-19, Work-From-Home (WFH), and remote work culture have been prime reasons to integrate e-Signature in the document workflow process. e-Signature eliminates the hassles of the conventional working process and paces up the business process. This modernization workflow has simplified manual workflow with e-Signature for enhanced experience and productivity. It helps save time and cost of print, sign, scan, or post a document and eases the workflow. Let’s quickly understand the way this new-age Cryptacomm eSignature workflow makes the difference with the traditional approach and other existing solutions. Manual Workflow Process Other Existing eSignature workflow System/s Cryptacomm eSignature Workflow Difference Complex…
eDiscovery is one of the most intriguing topics of discussion when examining the use of technology by the legal profession. It is clear that the act of finding and collecting and potentially relevant evidence has morphed into a massive operation that involves large amounts of money, time, and other resources. eDiscovery never fails to surprise and has constantly challenged legal professionals as new sources of data continually arise. Initially, eDiscovery started with emails and computer files, but today, it has reached IoT and collaborative data types with their collection and processing challenges. Additionally, ephemeral forms of data create new preservation…
Once COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO), then the business of law came to a halt as the rest of the world. Many organizations, governments, and industries have to experience the impact of this global pandemic. Arbitration is one of the most acceptable means of dispute resolution internationally. Enterprises, arbitrators, outside counsels, and in-house counsels sought the alternative means to get the arbitration proceeding back to normal, but the ‘new normal’ is ‘technology-empowered digital Arbitration.’ Drivers for technology innovation in International Arbitration (IA) Technology innovation in international arbitration is driven by not just the…
Enterprises started showing more interest in data-centric security platforms in the recent past. The growing use of email platforms and enterprise collaboration systems required an encryption-based environment that defines permissions for different users and user groups. Access rights (i.e. view, edit, download, print, copy, and forward) could be controlled with next-generation IRM-enabled collaboration solutions. The existing systems and platforms have security features, but these features are not adequate to address modern-day security concerns.  What are the security limitations of the existing information management system? The traditional approach of information management system security is mostly perimeter security. In other words, this…
AI is the new normal for any business these days. Managing tons of documents generated in a fraction of second is no more a manual job. Almost every business software is now using AI technology to automate the process and identify actionable insights from it. Contract management is no exception to this. According to a report presented by KPMG, inefficient contracting causes companies to lose up to 40% of the value on a given deal based on their handling circumstances. On the other hand, AI contract management is an easier, simpler, and reduces any chance of errors radically. Contracting…
Law firms and the legal industry in general have not been immune to COVID-19. They have had to bring significant technological change into their businesses. International Chamber of Commerce, popularly known as ICC, has recently revised its ‘Rules of Arbitration’ after the COVID-19 pandemic upended the ‘normal course of business’ globally. The need for flexibility, better efficiency and fast track awards, demanded these revisions as mentioned by the ICC Court President. “The amendments to the Rules … mark a further step towards greater efficiency, flexibility and transparency of the Rules, making ICC Arbitration even more attractive, both for large, complex…
Contracts are the most commonly heard word in the world of business. No matter how big or small your company is, you must have encountered contracts at some point. It is the basic need for any two businesses or partners to collaborate and work in mutual consent. In addition, contracts are very crucial for a company to maintain harmony with their partners or vendors in times of trouble or misunderstanding. Every contract has multiple clauses defining actions and protocols to be followed during the contract period. In case of any breach, these contracts act as guiding light to the businesses.…
Year 2020 has influenced the business world more than any historical event so far. People are forced to change their lifestyle and business model to cope up with the current situation. Apparently, no industry is untouched from the impact of COVID-19. However, when speaking about the legal industry, there is very little to worry about. With so many remote platforms and software, it is easy to carry on with the usual work practices without stepping out of your comfort zone. Fortunately, the Legal industry works hand-in-hand with technology for years. Thus, it becomes easy to adapt to the ‘New Normal’…
“Once a party reasonably anticipates litigation, it must suspend its routine document retention/destruction policy and put in place a ‘Legal Hold.” The above definition is easy to understand the ‘legal hold’ process for any legal department or law firm. Legal teams need to ensure that the legal hold notification reaches to each custodian, stakeholder, or contingent staff to preserve data material relevant for further investigation. They need to work abruptly before the date losses its vitality, but the real challenge was the manual process. Yet, the idea is to simplify the legal hold process for the legal team against the…
Covid is impacting almost every industry, including legal. The law has traditionally been a conventional and ‘old-school business’ but the pandemic triggered a series of unlikely changes in the way legal services are provided. The world came to a halt, so did the courts and other dispute resolution institutions, but gradually we found our stride, settled into our new “WFH” culture and welcomed in new technology. In fact, in its latest guidance, the International Chamber of Commerce (International Court of Arbitration) also suggested the use of case management tools and technology for arbitration. In the recent past, there has been…
The novel Corona virus changed the way industries used to work before. It impacted almost every industry, including legal. It gave an unlikely scope for the way legal services are provided worldwide.  Fundamentally, legal services have been very conventional and ‘old-school’; however, COVID-19 changed the business of law.  The world came at a halt, so the courts too, but the legal world gradually welcoming the ‘WFH (Work From Home)’ environment. In fact, in its latest guidance during the COVID-19 era, the International Court of Arbitration (ICC Court) of the International Chamber of Commerce also suggested the use of case management
From local municipalities to Federal agencies, governments of every size struggle with a range of challenges as they provide needed services to their constituents. With shrinking revenue and growing demand, the need for improved performance, accountability, and transparency may be greater than ever. As the authors said in their iconic book Reinventing Government (David Osborne and Ted Gaebler), “When institutions are funded according to inputs, they have little reason to strive for better performance. But when they are funded according to outcomes, they become obsessive about performance. Because they don’t measure results, bureaucratic governments rarely achieve them.” There is no…
Did you remember Anthony Levandowski? A Key technologist and pioneer of Google’s autonomous-vehicle project who downloaded more than 14,000 files containing proprietary information and made an unauthorized transfer to his personal laptop. Cisco’s annual internet report (2018-2023) says two of the top 10 attacks are insider threat issues (file sharing and stolen credentials). It shows that you must look at what’s happening inside the as much as outside. The data security officers in the post COVID era will focus more on user rights management because COVID changed the work culture entirely. People are now working remotely and legacy system is being replaced by cloud-based…
As part of our series discussing current challenges posed by the pandemic, we continue to speak with industry experts across a range of specialties related to managing electronic information and gather their insights. In addition, these individuals have also provided some projections regarding their expectations of the “New Normal”, as travel restrictions are eased and office are re-opened across America. Being a life-long resident of the New York Metro area, having lived only in two States, New Jersey and New York, certainly the pandemic’s impacted my location substantially, and residents here are feeling the immediate effects more than other areas. …