Category Archives: Rules/Directions

Not just ESI

The US Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (FRCP) 37(e) – on preservation, is pending revision. Note the commentary at aceds.org. Preservation orders and the rules on Electronically Stored Information (ESI) are complex areas for policy makers and also IT folks. Some of these issues I have raised in my article and also briefly during my [...]

Data Tidings in blog-chats

Data is not just data anymore, its Big Data Out goes tera/petrabytes instead use ‘Big’ Big also heralds in Hadoop (& Hive & Pig etc) These ‘animals’ and their Open Source playgrounds will change EDD (Electronic Discovery & Disclosure) software/services.(for the better!) Will there be a Magic Quadrant EDD tackling Big +Cloud+ Open Source? There [...]

The 7th Annual e-Disclosure Forum

I am looking forward to the Sweet & Maxwell event on eDisclosure in London. Venue is: The Hallam 44 Hallam Street London W1W 6JJ Date : Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM In searching in this blog for past events that I’ve attended, most of the links and contents have changed and/or [...]

Trends and the missing dots

I rarely twitter/tweet unless I want to follow-up something – a twitter recorder/alerter? I guess I am not a savvy Twitter user and have not found a good reply to even a simple question as ‘what is Twitter?’ I was recently asked (by a non techie) ‘what is twitter?’ I said ; An online system [...]

Practice Direction 31B – PD 31B

The 53rd update to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) is effective from 1 October 2010 which also introduces changes to e-disclosure. Note from the justice.gov.uk site; Part 31 Disclosure and Inspection of Documents and new PD31B Disclosure of Electronic Documents A new Practice Direction is introduced to regulate the approach practitioners should take when considering [...]

over 900 US cases

I came across this electronic discovery database and wondered if there is a similar database for non US cases. I will continue to search for non US cases. For information, the electronic discovery database is maintained by K&L Gates and here’s the blurb: “Electronic Discovery Case Database  K&L Gates maintains and continually updates a database [...]

a newly coined word – protodigital

Checkout Ralph’s blog on Why E-Discovery is Ruining Litigation in America and What Can Be Done About It In the world of IT and wearing my project manager hat on, ediscovery/edisclosure is another ‘activity’ to add to the list of items to consider. In the past (before ediscovery/edisclosure is coined) and in projects I have [...]

fear of the ediscovery costs…

I am catching up on my e-mail alerts and came across an article in the Economist dated 28th August 2008 (that’s when I was away from my computer in sunny Hawaii!). The article titled ‘The Big Data Dump’. Great title for an article that touches on pretty much the reality of life from technology, business [...]

e-book on e-discovery

Found an e-book style presentation on e-discovery. Just the same old content i.e. the US stuff on the FRCP, e-mails, retention policy, technological tools for search and guides etc. Flip through the nice charts and the articles and go straight to pages 20-21. Spot anything interesting? BTW you can also download a pdf version, how [...]

The Lawyer – calling all litigation professionals

Ready yourself for the next 12 months of increased litigation and the challenges of electronic disclosure – From The Lawyer. What are the challenges of electronic disclosure? According to the speakers/presenters from the legal world, the challenges are explored by themes which are; Implications of the latest electronic disclosure developments Minimising costs associated with eDisclosure [...]