Category Archives: US

28 U.S.C. § 1782 discovery

What constitutes a “foreign or international tribunal” and whether that term includes private commercial arbitrations conducted outside the United States? On July 8, 2020, the US Court of Appeals for Second Circuit addressed that very question in a matter captioned In re Application and Petition of Hanwei Guo as reported by Mayer|Brown The Second Circuit’s [...]

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 [...]

Surveillance – my keyword from the year 2013

I browsed about 10 mins ago on wikipedia for traffic viewing statistics on ‘electronic discovery’, ‘information privacy’, ‘information security’, ‘surveillance’ and ‘Edward Snowden’. The ‘Electronic_discovery has been viewed 5883 times in the last 30 days.’, ‘Information_privacy has been viewed 4148 times in the last 30 days.’, ‘Information_security has been viewed 30227 times in the last [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Two different approaches to privacy

Since I can’t tweet I will use my blog to post. Research into trust model(s) in the cloud and a new credit privacy rule (still in draft according to the report) in China.

e-lessons learned blog

I came across a blog from twitters which I find rather interesting. Nowadays, there’re so many blogs on ediscovery and most of them seem to repeat or rehash what have been blogged or reported elsewhere. The e-lessons learned blog is refreshing and worth keeping an eye on.The current posts examined the Zubulake cases from different [...]

Just to name a few keywords…including gangs and guns

Keywords: Digital evidence, digital forensics, data forensics, investigative work, security breaches (& privacy and data breaches?), information assurance and law. The Association of Digital Forensics Security and Law (ADFSL) fourth annual conference will be held in Burlington, Vermont, USA on May 20-22, 2009. The conference description has many keywords and touches on a wide variety [...]

The Sedona Conference ® welcomes your voices and/or see you in Barcelona in June

Something tapa’ing in Barcelona from 8th June…well two great events to entice me (and hopefully you too!), one coming from The Sedona Conference® and the other from the DESI folks. If you’re into ediscovery/edisclosure stuff you will have heard of The Sedona Conference®. For those who have not heard of DESI, (I posted about DESI [...]

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 [...]