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
ABOVE THE FOLD
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.
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.
CYBERSECURITY & DATA PRIVACY
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.
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.