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Weekly Trends Report – 2/13/2020 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


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.


The Legalweek that was –

Predictive coding (aka TAR) –


Proposed changes to proposed CCPA regulations – Glenn A. Brown, Lydia de la Torre, Elliot Golding, and Ann J. LaFrance of Squire Patton Boggs reported that on Feb. 7 the California AG announced changes to the CCPA proposed regulations.

Data privacy legislation introduced in Florida – Crystal B. Carswell of Hunton Andrews Kurth reported that the Florida legislature has introduced bills that would require companies operating online services in the state to inform Florida consumers whether they are collecting personal information and provide opt out capabilities.

Processing personal data through video devices – Diletta De Cicco and Charles-Albert Helleputte of Mayer Brown reported that On January 29, 2020, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) released Guidelines 3/2019 on processing personal data through video devices (“Guidelines”). They also published “10 Commandments for Processing Personal Data Through Video Devices in the European Union”.

Sedona Conference Incident Response Guide – Sharon Nelson of Sensei Enterprises reported that the 139-page Sedona Conference Incident Response Guide now is available.


2/3/2020EDReed SmithReed Smith Launches E-Discovery App
2/3/2020EDRelativityRelativity Makes it Easier to Take Advantage of RelativityOne with New Pricing Model
2/4/2020EDMimecastMimecast Expands E-Discovery Capabilities to Help Increase Productivity for Legal and IT Teams 
2/11/2020EDProSearchRelativityProSearch Launches Expanded Services Portfolio for RelativityOne Customers


1/31/2020EDRelativityIntroducing Pay-As-You-Go Pricing for RelativityOneNick Robertson
2/11/2020EDLegaltech NewsTaking Control: Legal Ops Teams Asserting Themselves in E-discovery RelationshipsFrank Ready
2/12/2020EDHanzoBuilding a career in eDiscovery: A conversation with Meghan Brosnahan
2/12/2020EDRelativityImproving Project Management with Dynamic Objects 101Sam Bock (Relativity)
2/13/2020EDeDiscovery Daily BlogMobile Collection: It’s Not Just for iPhones AnymoreTom O’Connor (Gulf Coast Legal Tech Center)


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

2/14/2020-3/20/2020 EVENTS

2/18/20 1:00 PMETWebinarEDRMJudges Roundtable: What E-Discovery Practices Judges Want to See in their Court
2/19/20 1:00 PM2/19/20 2:00 PMETWebinarLexbeHow to Solve the Challenges of Reviewing Large Email Sets
2/19/20 5:00 PM2/19/20 7:00 PMPTMeetingSan Francisco, CAACEDSACEDS San Francisco Chapter: Wine, Cheese, and ESI
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
2/20/20 12:00 PM2/20/20 1:00 PMCTMeetingMinneapolis, MNMALSPFebruary 2020 MALSP Meeting – Outcomes and Observations in Recent eDiscovery and Privacy Law
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
2/26/20 12:00 PMETWebinarHaystackIDAnatomy of a Second Request: Managing Antitrust Agency Second Requests
2/26/20 1:00 PM2/26/20 2:00 PMGMTWebinarACEDSTackling the Explosion of Data in E-Disclosure
2/26/20 1:00 PMETWebinarBloomberg LawProtecting Personal Information: The New Data Privacy Expectations
2/26/20 1:00 PMETWebinarXDDThe Final Countdown: Production Fundamentals
2/27/20 12:00 PM2/27/20 1:00 PMPTMeetingPortland, ORACEDSACEDS Portland Chapter: The Benefits and Challenges of Pursuing an eDiscovery Certification
2/27/20 1:00 PM2/27/20 2:00 PMETWebinarSidleyPrivacy and Cybersecurity Issues in M&A: How New Laws Are Changing the Game
2/27/20 1:00 PM2/27/20 2:00 PMETWebinarHogan LovellsFrom Regulation to Litigation: CCPA Litigation Defense
2/27/20 5:00 PM3/2/20 12:00 PMCTConferenceChicago, ILABAABA TECHSHOW 2020
3/3/203/5/20CTConferenceDallas, TXAIIMThe AIIM Conference 2020
3/5/20 8:30 AM3/6/20 12:00 PMCTConferenceSt. Louis, MOThe Sedona ConferenceThe 14th Annual Sedona Conference Institute: eDiscovery, Data Privacy, and Security
3/5/20 8:30 AM3/6/20 1:00 PMETConferenceTarrytown, NYCCBJLegal Operations Executive Leadership Forum
3/5/20 8:30 AM3/5/20 5:30 PMETConferenceToronto, CanadaADB InsightsABD Insights Canadian Legal Innovation Forum
3/17/20 3:30 PM3/17/20 5:00 PMETConferenceJacksonville, FLACEDSACEDS Jacksonville Chapter: eDiscovery “Appetizers” Pre – UF Law Conference
3/18/20 8:30 AM3/19/20 1:00 PMMTConferenceDenver, COThe Sedona Conference2020 Annual Meeting of Working Group 11
3/18/20 8:30 AM3/19/20 1:00 PMMTConferenceDenver, COThe Sedona ConferenceThe Sedona Conference Working Group 11 Annual Meeting 2020


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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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