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Because You Need to Know: Monthly News Round-Up for April 2018

A monthly round-up of industry news stories, useful publications, and notable cases of which you should be aware from the preceding month


Welcome to “Because You Need to Know,” XDD’s monthly news round-up.  In these posts, we gather together interesting articles, noteworthy cases, new publications, and XDD materials from the preceding month.  This post gathers items of interest from April 2018.

Industry News Stories

Interesting topics in the news from April include ongoing legal fallout from the Cambridge Analytica revelations and the imminent impact of the GDPR:

Notable Cases

New eDiscovery cases discussed in April include:

XDD Materials

XDD published two new blog articles and one new educational webinar in April:

  • Educational Webinar
    • Everything in Moderation: Proportionality in eDiscovery – In December 2015, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure brought the existing-but-overlooked concept of proportionality front and center in an attempt to combat the runaway cost and scale of discovery in the digital era. In this free one-hour webinar, XDD Director of Education Matthew Verga, JD, surveys cases from 2016 and 2017 to see how courts are now applying proportionality in discovery.

As always, we welcome your input regarding future topics for our webinars, articles, and white papers.  Share your interests with us here.


About the Author

Matthew Verga, JD
Director, Education and Content Marketing

Matthew Verga is an electronic discovery expert proficient at leveraging his legal experience as an attorney, his technical knowledge as a practitioner, and his skills as a communicator to make complex eDiscovery topics accessible to diverse audiences. An eleven-year industry veteran, Matthew has worked across every phase of the EDRM and at every level from the project trenches to enterprise program design. He leverages this background to produce engaging educational content to empower practitioners at all levels with knowledge they can use to improve their projects, their careers, and their organizations.

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