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Weekly Trends Report – 2/19/2020 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


Twin Cities ACEDS Chapter Meeting – Please join Mary Novacheck (Bowman and Brooke), Lyndsey Wurst Somsen (Securian Financial Group), and me on Feb. 26 at noon CT for a panel session, “There’s No App for That – Handling Apps and Non-Standard Data (Part 1)”, at the Twin Cities ACEDS Chapter meeting.

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. For additional information, see Mike Quartararo’s Above the Law article.

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.


More from Legalweek –

E-discovery and Microsoft Teams and Yammer – Alym Rayani of Microsoft 365 recently announced that Microsoft has added several new capabilities in Microsoft 365 to help with managing e-discovery in Teams and Yammer: legal hold for Teams; Teams conversation reconstruction; eDiscovery for Yammer; a public preview of Advanced eDiscovery for Yammer; and previews of a customizable Advanced eDiscovery dashboard and tenant-level reports.


Washington state senate passed privacy act – David Stauss, Malia Rogers, Bob Bowman, Megan Herr, and Erik Dullea of Husch Blackwell reported that for a second year the Washington state senate passed comprehensive consumer privacy legislation, the Washington Privacy Act. The legislation moves to the state house of representatives where it failed last year.


2/17/2020EDEDRMInformation Governance ANZEDRM Announces Newest Alliance Partner Information Governance ANZ


2/6/2020C/DPProtocolInside the closed-door campaigns to rewrite California privacy law, againIssie Lapowsky
2/13/2020EDBall in your courtDon’t Let Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Read This!!Craig Ball
2/17/2020EDeDiscovery Daily BlogMobile Collection: It’s Not Just for iPhones Anymore, Part TwoTom O’Connor (Gulf Coast Legal Tech Center)
2/17/2020EDRelativityRelativity Is Putting a Spotlight on AustraliaMcKenna Brown
2/17/2020EDCIOReviewAI is a Litigation Force MultiplierMartha Louks (McDermott)
2/18/2020EDeDiscovery Daily BlogSpecial Master Declines to Order Defendant to Use TAR, Rules on Other Search Protocol Disputes: eDiscovery Case LawDoug Austin
2/19/2020EDeDiscovery Daily BlogMobile Collection: It’s Not Just for iPhones Anymore, Part ThreeTom 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

2/20/2020-3/27/2020 EVENTS

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 11:30 AMETWebinarHogan LovellsCCPA Modified Draft Regulations Update
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
2/25/20 10:30 AM2/25/20 11:30 AMETWebinarACEDSCareer Transitioning from eDiscovery into Privacy
2/25/20 12:00 PM2/25/20 1:00 PMETWebinarKelley DryePrivacy Law 101 Webinar
2/25/20 1:00 PM2/25/20 2:00 PMETWebinarMER SapientPart 1: Introducing Records Retention & Disposition to Native Office 365
2/26/20 8:00 AM2/26/20 5:00 PMCTConferenceDallas, TXThe Masters ConferenceThe Masters Conference
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 12:00 PM2/26/20 1:00 PMCTMeetingMinneapolis, MNACEDSACEDS Twin Cities Chapter: There’s No App for That – Handling Apps and Non-Standard Data (Part 1)
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 12:00 PM2/27/20 2:00 PMETMeetingNew York, NYACEDSACEDS NY Metro Chapter: Data Protection in International Dispute Resolution
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
3/3/20 1:00 PM3/3/20 2:00 PMETWebinarACEDSIn-House eDiscovery Benchmarks: Key Takeaways from the 2020 Corporate In-Housing Survey
3/3/20 1:00 PM3/3/20 2:00 PMETWebinarMER SapientPart 2: Controlling Privacy and Other Sensitive Information in Native Office 365
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
3/11/20 8:00 AM3/12/20 5:15 PMMTConferencePhoenix, AZASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of LawNinth Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery, Law and Technology Conference
3/17/20 3:30 PM3/17/20 5:00 PMETConferenceJacksonville, FLACEDSACEDS Jacksonville Chapter: eDiscovery “Appetizers” Pre – UF Law Conference
3/17/20 5:00 PM3/17/20 7:00 PMETMeetingJacksonville, FLACEDSACEDS Jacksonville Chapter: Wine and Cheese
3/18/20 8:00 AM3/18/20 5:15 PMNZDTConferenceAuckland, New ZealandLegal InnovateLawFest 2020
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
3/18/20 12:00 PM3/18/20 1:00 PMPTMeetingPortland, ORACEDSACEDS Portland Chapter: Introduction to Computer Forensics and its Application for Civil Litigation
3/18/20 5:30 PMAEDTConferenceMelbourne, AustraliaRelativitySpotlight: Australia 2020
3/26/20 4:00 PM6/26/20 9:00 PMPTConferenceLos Angeles, CALos Angeles Paralegal AssociationLAPA TECH: Annual Legal Technology Expo


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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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