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Because You Need to Know: Monthly News Round-Up for December 2019

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 December 2019.

Industry News Stories

Interesting topics in the news from December include an update on the Standard Contractual Clauses case, standardized legal activity language, and cybersecurity risks for the legal industry:

Notable Cases

New eDiscovery cases discussed in December include:

XDD Materials

In December, XDD published a new educational webinar:

  • Educational Webinar
    • XDD “Because You Need to Know” – 2019 Year-In-ReviewThroughout the year, XDD rounds up industry news stories, noteworthy cases, and more in monthly “Because You Need to Know” posts like this one, and to finish out 2019, we put on a special year-in-review program discussing the biggest developments and most interesting cases from across the year.  In this free, one-hour educational webinar, XDD Director of Education Matthew Verga, JD, reviews highlights from 2019, including: data privacy developments, continued source proliferation, state rule changes, useful new publications from Sedona and others, and more than two-dozen new cases discussing a range of eDiscovery issues.

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

Director of Education

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. A thirteen-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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