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

Industry News Stories

Interesting topics in the news from March include a new disclosure pilot program in England, the potential addition of ephemeral messaging to Facebook, a new EU-Japan data transfer agreement, a study showing a decline in eDiscovery sanctions, and an updated DOJ policy on the use and retention of electronic messaging apps:

Notable Cases

New eDiscovery cases discussed in March include:

XDD Materials

XDD published five new blog articles and one new educational webinar in March:

  • Educational Webinar
    • eDiscovery Essentials: Best Practices from Collection to Production –Although the core principles underpinning discovery are the same in eDiscovery, there are a range of special wrinkles that arise when those principles collide with the realities of ESI.  For attorneys to fulfill their duty of competence, and for other legal practitioners to be effective in their efforts to help them, some understanding of those special wrinkles is essential – as is some knowledge of how to smooth them out. In this free, one-hour webinar, XDD Chief Legal Officer Kate Mortensen, Esq., and XDD Managing Director of Consulting Services Liz Letak, Esq., discuss key risks, duties, and wrinkles to help practitioners avoid common pitfalls, from pre-discovery readiness, through to post-production evidentiary 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, 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 twelve-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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