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

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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, new publications, noteworthy cases, and XDD materials from the preceding month.  This post gathers items of interest from January 2018.

Industry News Stories

Interesting topics in the news from January include the looming effective date of the GDPR, the implications of AI in legal practice, and the evolution of the legal services market:

Notable Cases

New eDiscovery cases discussed in January include:

Useful Publications

New industry publications released in January included:

XDD Materials

XDD published six new blog articles, one new white paper, and one new educational webinar in January:

  • White Paper
    • A Supercomputer in Every Pocket: Mobile Devices in eDiscovery – Today, the average smartphone “has more computing power than all of NASA when it put the first men on the moon in 1969,” and the vast majority of litigants’ key players and other custodians will have one in their pocket.  This white paper reviews several aspects of the mobile device discovery challenge, including: what kinds of materials and information they contain; available collection options and applicable limitations; management and review of acquired mobile materials; and relevant case law on the discovery of mobile device data.
  • Educational Webinar
    • A Supercomputer in Every Pocket: Mobile Devices in eDiscovery – In this free, one-hour webinar, XDD Director of Education Matthew Verga, JD, discusses several aspects of the mobile device discovery challenge, including: what kinds of materials and information they contain; available collection options and applicable limitations; management and review of acquired mobile materials; and relevant case law on the discovery of mobile device data.

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.  A ten-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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