Category Archives: Process

focus on process

Idiot’s Guide or Dummies Book

The most difficult aspect of edisc(overy)/(losure) is writing a definitive, complete book covering all the elements of edisc that satisfies everyone or is suitable for general release. So, will a Dummies Guide or an Idiot’s Guide to edisc make it to this year Xmas book list? Perhaps an unlikely Xmas event. What has been stated [...]

why five principles?

I have not done a search for the original article or press statements on ‘the Commission’s concept for the future EU data privacy framework’ as mentioned in Development and revision of global data privacy and security laws on lexology. Why five principles? This principle – Privacy by design -  sounds great with the 3 words [...]

e-discovery process in SoLoMo

The new order of data -  SoLoMo for social, local, mobile data. Now this is what I call  ‘ediscovery rhyme’ ! Does this mean that Cloud Computing is now passé? To quote Paknad in the news at law.com: “There’s no easy button, there’s just complex and more complex buttons.” Complex buttons leading to more sore [...]

The ‘problem’ being ‘non-issue’ or ‘the issue’ or a ‘multi-million dollar issue’

The opening statements from eDiscovery Advice from A Fellow Traveller; I am not an eDiscovery expert, and I am not selling eDiscovery services. This post is for the masses not the specialist. It is from one fellow traveller to another fellow traveller. Mmm… I guess the specialist will also read it, perhaps more drawn to [...]

A reckoning with reality

Is there such a thing as ‘reality’? I guess the answer depends on where one draws a line or whether a line can indeed be distinguished and/or drawn. Can we really distinguish and be able to categorise data into neat buckets (or cells, columns, rows, stacks etc.)? Answer depends on who is distinguishing the data [...]

Hob nobbing, guanxi and not hot tubbing

Recently, I was at two events (ADR related) and both required me to note my carbon footprint. My first event was ‘Resolving Business Disputes in Today’s China’ in New York City (organised by the JurisConference). It was a great event, great lunch and interesting lunch debate. Although the event has nothing to do with edisclosure/ediscovery, [...]

EDRM project management framework

The EDRM project management framework is in draft and available for public comment. The EDRM’s mission statement stated: The mission of the EDRM’s Project Management Workgroup has been to develop a framework and specific guidelines to serve as a standard in the electronic discovery industry regarding effective management of electronic discovery projects. Here is my [...]

How to build bridges, start by building a raft?

I have been involved with countless IT software development projects whereby many stakeholders (including lawyers) tried to work as a team to deliver a system/software to meet various requirements. I said ‘tried’ instead of ‘must’ or ‘need’ or ‘should’. In my role as an IT manager or project manager, I will never say to my [...]

The Times They are A Changing – some secrets are out!

I was feeling nostalgic listening to Bob Dylan’s music and remembered my times in Zurich (back in the 1997/8) especially the stories and tales about the gold vaults underneath the streets of Zurich! I wish I can trace my friends and ex-colleagues in Zurich so that we can re-visit and re-craft the tales in the [...]

E-Discovery and Electronic Disclosure at the Peace Palace,The Hague

I noticed the use of  the terms ‘E-Discovery’ and ‘Electronic Disclosure’ and ‘Information Exchange’ for the May Conference in the Hague. See the programme listed at The University of Texas at Austin School  of Law. Yes! E-Discovery and E-Disclosure or Information Exchange or handling electronic data or digital evidence are getting their footprints at the [...]