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Weekly Trends Report – 1/23/2020 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


Legalweek events – Join me at the following events during Legalweek:

2020 UF Law E-Discovery Conference – Register now to join me in person or via livestream on March 19 as I get together with Bill Hamilton and a host of new and returning speakers for the 8th Annual University of Florida Law E-Discovery Conference in Gainesville, FL.

BDO knows CCPA – BDO’s California Consumer Privacy Act resource page enables privacy executives to stay abreast of the impending regulation and learn about overarching privacy and governance considerations in one convenient location.


California –

Florida – Analyzing the 2020 Florida Consumer Data Privacy Act, David Stauss & Malia Rogers (Husch Blackwell) (Jan. 16).

Maryland – Analyzing the 2020 Maryland Right to Opt Out of Third-Party Disclosures Act, David Stauss, Erik Dullea, and Malia Rogers (Husch Blackwell) (Jan. 23).

Virginia – Analyzing the 2020 Virginia Privacy Act and Sale of Personal Data Act, David Stauss and Malia Rogers (Husch Blackwell) (Jan. 20).

GDPR data breach survey – DLA Piper published is 2020 GDPR Data Breach Survey results.

Medical devices – William RM Long, Francesca Blythe, and Josefine Sommer of Sidley wrote that in December 2019, the Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) published its guidance on cybersecurity for medical devices (the Guidance).

NIST Privacy Framework – Deborah George and Linn Foster Freedman of Robinson+Cole reported that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its first privacy framework tool (the “Privacy Framework”) on January 16, 2020.


Five requirements for tech to improve access to justice – Bob Ambrogi of LawSites reported on a recent talk by outgoing Legal Services Corporation’s president James Sandman, in which he outlined the five requirements he believes are necessary if we are to realize the potential for technology to improve access to justice.


1/15/2020EDCellebriteBlackBag TechnologiesCellebrite Acquires BlackBag Technologies
1/20/2020EDAnexsysBrainspaceAnexsys Announces Partnership With Brainspace
1/20/2020EDIndexed I/OIndexed I/O Announces Strategic Partnership with The Missouri Bar


1/1/2020C/DPLaw Journal NewslettersA Look Behind, A Look Ahead: Part 1 – CybersecuritySteve Salkin
1/21/2020EDHanzoHow to Get Legal and IT Working Together to Solve the Ediscovery Challenges of Collaboration DataBrad Harris
1/22/2020C/DPDavis Wright TremaineWhite House Issues Guidance for AI Regulation and “Non-Regulation”K.C. Halm and Katori Copeland
1/22/2020EDLegaltech News2019 E-Discovery Sanctions Case Law UpdateSamantha Green (Epiq)


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

1/24/2020-2/28/2020 EVENTS

1/27/20 9:00 AM1/27/20 5:00 PMPTConferenceSan Francisco, CAPLIAdvanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and TCPA Class Action Litigation 2020
1/28/20 8:00 AM1/28/20 3:00 PMPTConferenceLos Angeles, CAARMAARMA GLA Summit
1/28/20 1:00 PM1/28/20 2:00 PMETWebinarACEDSThe Mathematics of Technology Assisted Review
1/29/20 1:00 PMETWebinarCloudNineImportant eDiscovery Case Law Decisions of 2019 and Their Impact on 2020
1/29/20 1:00 PM1/29/20 2:00 PMETWebinarXDDWhen the Bough Breaks: ESI Spoliation Sanctions
1/29/20 1:00 PM1/29/20 2:00 PMETWebinarExterroAlleviate Data Privacy Concerns by Knowing Your Organization’s Data Environment
1/29/20 1:00 PM1/29/20 1:30 PMETWebinarX1Accelerate your Search Skills for Business Productivity
1/30/20 1:00 PM1/30/20 2:00 PMETWebinarACEDSGain Efficiencies in Investigations Through Advanced Methods and Technologies
2/3/202/6/20ETConferenceNew York, NYALMLegalweek New York
2/3/20 8:30 AM2/3/20 3:30 PMETConferenceNew York, NYFive Star LegalMicrosoft eDiscovery Security & Compliance Center Workshop
2/3/20 1:00 PMETWebinarABAHot Topics: Electronic Information in Criminal Investigations and Proceedings, Part 2
2/3/20 5:00 PM2/3/20 7:30 PMETMeetingNew York, NYEDRMEDRM Legal Tech Jumpstart with HaystackID
2/4/20 1:00 PM2/4/20 2:00 PMETWebinarMERWhat Do Records Managers Really Need to Know About Blockchain – Thought Leader Series
2/5/20 6:15 AM2/5/20 8:15 AMETMeetingNew York, NYACEDSSecond Annual Legalweek Walk/Run and Breakfast
2/5/20 9:00 AM2/5/20 7:30 PMETConferenceNew York, NYCDSThird Annual Putting Insights into Practice Forum
2/5/20 4:00 PM2/5/20 6:00 PMETMeetingNew York, NYEDRMDrinks With Doug & Mary
2/5/20 4:30 PM2/5/20 6:30 PMETMeetingNew York, NYACEDSACEDS Community Cocktail Reception: Meet the Board
2/10/20 8:30 AM2/11/20 1:00 PMETConferenceNew York, NYThe Sedona ConferenceThe Sedona Conference Working Group 6 Annual Meeting 2020
2/11/20 1:00 PMETWebinarARMATake Your IG Program to the Next Level with Continuous Auditing and Analytics
2/11/20 2:00 PM2/11/20 3:00 PMETWebinarRedgraveOffice 365:  Powerful Capabilities but Also New Risks
2/12/20 9:00 AM2/13/20 5:00 PMETConferenceNew York, NYThe Sedona ConferenceThe Sedona Conference Institute (TSCI) Presents: 2020 eDiscovery Negotiation Training: Practical Cooperative Strategies
2/12/20 1:00 PM2/15/20 6:30 PMPTConferenceCarlsbad, CAABA2020 Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar
2/12/20 1:00 PMETWebinarXDDThe Fastest Path to Video and Audio Evidence Redaction
2/13/20 8:50 AM2/14/20 4:00 PMCTConferenceMinneapolis, MNMinnesota CLEThe 2020 Midwest Legal Conference on Privacy & Data Security
2/13/20 2:00 PMETWebinarLaw.comComplying with New Data Privacy Laws: How to Respond Quickly to Consumer Data Requests
2/18/20 1:00 PMETWebinarEDRMJudges Roundtable: What E-Discovery Practices Judges Want to See in their Court
2/20/20 9:00 AM2/20/20 10:00 AMETWebinarData Protection World ForumGDPR and Regulatory Change: the switch from a legal issue to a technological issue
2/24/20 1:00 PM2/24/20 2:00 PMGMTWebinarACEDSForensic Collection Best Practices: Achieving Accurate, Defensible and Proportionate Data Collection
2/26/20 12:00 PMETWebinarHaystackIDAnatomy of a Second Request: Successfully Managing Seven Requests in 90 Days
2/27/20 5:00 PM3/2/20 12:00 PMCTConferenceChicago, ILABAABA TECHSHOW 2020


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George Socha
Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness at Reveal
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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