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Weekly Trend Report – 3/6/2019 Insights

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Insight into where e-discovery, information governance cybersecurity, and digital transformation are heading – who is doing what now or in the future, what works and what doesn’t, and what people wish they could do but can’t – gleaned from recent publications


What do we do with e-discovery at depos? – Notice of a March 28 webinar, Deposition Evolution: How Litigators Are Re-Thinking What’s Possible, reminds us to think about just how we can make most effective use of ESI at depositions.  And that should mean going beyond paper and PDF.

A call for e-discovery security standards – Everlaw’s A.J Shankar recently called on the legal industry to take the lead on e-discovery security standards.


 Are we ready for CCPA, and is it ready for us? – This article from Legaltech News discusses some of the challenges posed by the California Consumer Protection Act, such as what the law actually will entail.

 UK FCA publishes cyber review of firms in asset management and wholesale banking – The UK Financial Conduct Authority conducted a review of how 20 firms in the asset management and wholesale banking sectors oversee and manage their cybersecurity, identify and mitigate relevant risks, and current capability to respond to and recover from incidents and successful attacks. Sidley attorneys William RM Long and Eleanor Dodding prepared an analysis of the review.

NERC fines unidentified public utility – On Jan. 25, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (“NERC”) asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) to approve a $10 million fine against an unidentified public utility. Sidley attorneys Emily Mallen, Colleen Theresa Brown, Curtis Hart and Jon Dugan note that the heavily redacted settlement agreement provides important lessons and guideposts for other public utilities to re-assess their own cybersecurity programs.

Medical Device and Health IT Joint Security Plan issued – On Jan. 28, the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council released the “Medical Device and Health IT Joint Security Plan”, a set of cybersecurity recommendations for medical device manufacturers, healthcare information technology vendors, and healthcare providers, reported Sidley attorneys Nancy Stade and Kate Heinzelman.

FTC issues record COPPA violation fine – On Feb. 27, the Federal Trade Commission issued a $5.7 million civil penalty against a video social networking application company to settle allegations that the company violated the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), reported Jones Day.

NY DFS cybersecurity regulation – March 1 was the final effective date of the New York Department of Financial Services’ cybersecurity regulation. For a discussion of the regulations and what may come next, see the article by King & Spalding.


Texas is latest state to adopt duty of technology competence – Bob Ambrogi reports that Texas has become the 36th state to adopt the ethical duty of technology competence for lawyers, with an order by the Supreme Court of Texas amending Paragraph 8 of Rule 1.01 of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. Bob maintains a list of such states, which he has updated several times recently.


Conferences, webinars, and the like can provide insight into where e-discovery, information governance cybersecurity, and digital transformation are heading

3/6/2018-3/29/2019 EVENTS

Start End TZ Type Location Lost Title
3/6/19 8:30 AM 3/8/19 11:45 AM CT Conference New Orleans, LA ABA The 33rd Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime
3/6/19 11:30 AM 3/8/19 12:40 PM MT Conference Phoenix, AZ ASU ASU-Arkfeld 8th Annual eDiscovery Conference
3/6/19 1:00 PM 3/6/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar ACEDS Size Doesn’t Matter: How Top Boutique Firms Are Winning Big Clients From Big Law
3/6/19 2:00 PM 3/6/19 2:45 PM ET Webinar AIIM Part 1 – Focusing on Data Extraction and Intelligent Capture
3/7/19 8:30 AM 7/8/19 1:00 PM ET Conference Charlotte, NC The Sedona Conference The 13th Annual Sedona Conference Institute Program on eDiscovery: Protecting Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privilege in Civil Litigation
3/7/19 12:00 PM 3/7/19 1:30 PM ET Meeting New York, NY Women in eDiscovery New York City – Save the date
3/7/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar FoundationLab Doing more with less: Transforming legal services delivery through productization
3/7/19 5:00 PM 3/7/19 8:00 PM ET Meeting Boston, MA ACEDS Get a Head Start on Spring! Join ACEDS New England & WiE Boston for a Social & Networking Reception
3/11/19 8:30 AM 3/14/19 4:00 PM BST Conference London, UK IAPP IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2019
3/11/19 12:00 PM 3/13/19 4:15 PM PT Conference San Diego, CA Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference
3/11/19 1:00 PM 3/11/19 2:30 PM ET Webinar ABA Cybersecurity for Lawyers: How to Anticipate, Investigate, and Litigate a Data Breach
3/11/19 1:00 PM 3/11/19 2:30 PM ET Webinar ABA How to Ethically Anticipate, Investigate, and Litigate a Data Breach
3/11/19 1:00 PM 3/11/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar ZyLAB Using ECA to Reduce Legal Spend
3/12/19 12:00 PM 3/12/19 1:00 PM ET Webinar Sidley Cybersecurity: The Critical Risk for Businesses
3/12/19 12:00 PM ET Webinar Concept Searching HIPAA Violations Explained: How to Create a Realistic Program to Pass an Audit
3/12/19 1:00 PM 3/12/19 2:30 PM ET Webinar Strafford Big Data in Litigation: Leveraging Analytics for Jury Selection, Trial Costs, Determining Case Strategy
3/12/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar How to Identify the Right KPIs for eDiscovery Success
3/12/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar DATAVERSITY Reference & Master Data Management – Unlocking Business Value
3/13/19 11:00 AM 3/13/19 12:00 PM ET Webinar ACEDS CEDS Q&A
3/13/19 1:00 PM 3/13/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar ACEDS 3 Judges Discuss the 2019 Federal Judges Survey Results
3/13/01 2:00 PM ET Webinar SimpleLegal Best Practices for Selling the Investment in Legal Technology Internally
3/13/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar DATAVERSITY How to Strengthen Enterprise Data Governance with Data Quality
3/14/19 8:00 AM 3/14/19 3:45 PM CT Conference Chicago, IL Giant City Media Document Review, Analysis & Interpretation Using Artificial Intelligence
3/14/19 1:00 PM 3/14/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar MER Level Up! Access, Align and Automate your Information Governance
3/14/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar DATAVERSITY Databases vs Hadoop vs Cloud Storage
3/17/19 9:00 AM 3/22/19 11:45 AM ET Conference Boston, MA DATAVERSITY Enterprise Data World
3/19/19 11:30 AM 3/19/19 12:30 PM ET Meeting Pittsburgh, PA ACC Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
3/19/19 12:00 PM 3/19/19 1:00 PM ET Meeting Jacksonville, FL ACEDS ACEDS Jacksonville Chapter: eDiscovery Lunch and Learn
3/19/19 5:30 PM 3/19/19 7:30 PM ET Meeting Jacksonville, FL ACEDS ACEDS Jacksonville Chapter Cocktail Reception
3/20/19 1:00 PM ET Webinar XDD eDiscovery Essentials: Best Practices from Collection to Production
3/20/19 1:00 PM ET Webinar Bloomberg Next Integrating Data Privacy Into Your Organization’s Business Strategy: A Guide for C-Suite and Board-Level Engagement
3/20/19 2:00 PM 3/20/19 2:45 PM ET Webinar AIIM Data is a Ticking Time Bomb: How to Successfully Defuse it by Leveraging Smart Technology
3/20/19 4:00 PM 30/20/19 7:30 p CT Meeting Chicago, IL ACEDS ACEDS Chicago Chapter: Reinventing eDiscovery for the AI World
3/21/19 8:00 AM 3/21/19 6:00 PM ET Conference Gainesville, FL University of Florida Law 7th Annual University of Florida Law E-Discovery Conference
3/21/19 1:00 PM 3/21/19 2:30 PM ET Webinar ABA Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts for the Business Lawyer
3/21/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar DATAVERSITY Activate Your Data Governance Policy
3/25/19 8:30 AM 3/26/18 1:00 PM BST Conference Vilnius, Lithuania ERA Computer Forensics in Legal Proceedings: Fundamentals and principles
3/25/19 9:00 AM 3/28/19 2:30 PM PT Conference San Diego, CA AIIM AIIM19
3/26/19 7:30 AM 3/26/19 9:30 AM ET Meeting Southfield, MI ACEDS ACEDS Detroit Chapter: Educational Breakfast
3/26/19 4:00 PM 3/26/19 6:30 PM PT Meeting San Diego, CA ACC Data Privacy & Security Series: Part 1 of 4 – We’ve Been Breached! What should we be doing right now?
3/27/19 3/28/19 ET Conference Washington, DC ABA ABA Internet of Things (IoT) National Institute
3/27/19 8:30 AM 3/27/19 4:00 PM ET Conference Washington, DC ABA Global Cybersecurity: New Threats, Solutions and Next Steps for 2019 and Beyond
3/27/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar DATAVERSITY Designing a Successful Governed Citizen Data Science Strategy
3/27/19 3:00 PM 3/27/19 4:00 PM ET Webinar ACC Data and Cybersecurity: A Review of the Hot Issues Confronting Financial Services Companies
3/27/19 3:30 PM 3/27/19 5:00 PM PT Meeting ACEDS ACEDS San Francisco Chapter – Roundtable Discussion: Information Governance and eDiscovery
3/28/19 9:00 AM 3/29/19 1:00 PM CET Conference Brussels, Belgium ERA Annual Conference on European Data Protection Law 2019: Post-GDPR Challenges and e-Privacy Reform
3/28/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar Deposition Evolution: How Litigators Are Re-Thinking What’s Possible
3/28/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar DATAVERSITY Data Modeling at the Environment Agency of England – Case Study



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3/4/2019 ·        Legaltech News CLOC Appoints 3 New Board Members as Cisco Deputy General Counsel Resigns From Board
3/4/2019 ·        Zapproved Blazing a Trail of Innovation for In-House Ediscovery Professionals
3/5/2019 ·        Relativity Follow Along as e-Discovery’s Stellar Women Break Down Barriers to Success
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George Socha is the Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness at Reveal, where he promotes brand awareness, helps guide development of product roadmap and consults with customers on effective deployment of legal technology.

Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, George has assisted corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance, domestically and globally. He served clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, retail, banking and technology, among others. As a renowned industry thought leader, he has authored more than 50 articles and spoken at more than 200 engagements across the world on a variety of e-discovery topics. His extensive knowledge has also been utilized more than 20 times to provide expert testimony.

Co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), a framework that outlines the standards for the recovery and discovery of digital data, and the Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM), a similar framework specific to information management, George is skilled at developing and implementing electronic discovery strategies and managing electronic discovery processes.

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