Global E-discovery Resources
A Discussion of Recent Changes to Electronic Discovery Best Practices in Canada
FTI Technology Senior Director Michael Lalande joined the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) for a virtual discussion of key changes in “The Sedona Canada Principles Addressing Electronic Discovery, Third Edition.” This fall, Sedona Canada, “Working Group 7” of The Sedona Conference, published its latest edition, with previous iterations recognized by federal and provincial courts as an authoritative source of guidance for Canadian legal practitioners. A member of Sedona Canada, Michael is helping evolve electronic discovery best practices in an evolving world. This post provides an overview of the latest changes to the Sedona guidelines in Canada, and the key points covered in the recent ACEDS event.
Trends to Watch in Canadian Competition Law
The Canadian government has recently implemented numerous amendments to the Competition Act. Some changes went into force earlier this year, while others are impending in June 2023. Several of the recently enacted amendments are rife with implications for how organizations monitor and access electronically stored information. Organizations that are working to take a proactive approach to compliance must now consider the impact ever-expanding volumes of ESI will have on their ability to monitor behaviour that may indicate violations as per the provisions recently added to the Competition Act.
Recent Developments in the U.K. Courts Underscore the Perils of DIY E-Discovery
Two recent developments in the U.K. courts have brought the issue of self-serve e-discovery back into the spotlight. In late July, the England and Wales High Court issued a more than £500,000 penalty to a defendant for failing to fully produce relevant documents and fulfil e-discovery obligations in a patent litigation. Also in July, the Business and Property Courts approved the Disclosure Working Pilot, which as part of the permanent disclosure regime will strengthen requirements for “parties [to] engage at a much earlier stage in discussion and agreement as to how best to tackle the problem of ‘big data’.” Both decisions illustrate the importance of establishing and following defensible e-discovery best practices, particularly in today’s era when emerging data sources are complicating discovery workflows and an increasing number of platforms are being touted as providing easy, DIY e-discovery features.
Q&A: Van Mejia Discusses the Nuances of Foreign Language Review
With the rise of globalization has also come the rise in cross-border discovery and investigations, and the demand for multilingual capabilities in document review. FTI Technology’s award-winning managed document review solutions include on-demand access to a highly skilled team of multi-language review attorneys. In this Q&A, Van Mejia, a Senior Director within the Managed Document Review practice and lead in FTI Technology’s New York City document review center, discusses the unique skillsets of foreign language reviewers and why FTI Technology stands out among other providers.
As Privacy Regulation and Competition Control Heat Up in Canada, FTI Addresses New Needs in the Region
Canadian regulators kept busy in 2020. Within the Competition Bureau, under the helm of new director Matthew Boswell, numerous new initiatives and guidelines were introduced to ramp up the nation’s competition oversight. In parallel, data privacy authorities shared new provisions for cross-border transfers impacting personal and sensitive data and legislators introduced a sweeping new privacy bill to refresh the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
Interview: Gráinne Bryan on FTI Technology in Ireland
In this interview, Chris Dale of The eDisclosure information Project spoke with FTI Consulting’s Grainne Bryan to discuss her role in Dublin and the addition of FTI’s Technology segment to FTI’s growing Irish establishment, part of a wider organisation which brings together technology skills in Madrid, France, Germany and South Africa.
Why Global Reach and Local Expertise Matter in Cross-Border E-discovery
The interconnectedness of people, organizations and nations around the world has never been more apparent than it is today. The ongoing and rapid increase in globalization has driven change and growth in countless industries, transformation in business processes, diversification in economies, and yes, even widespread pandemics. It has also led to a spike in cross-border legal and e-discovery matters—a trend that is continuing on an upswing. Navigating international e-discovery in the best of circumstances is a challenge for even the most sophisticated attorneys. It is more so now, as legal teams struggle to adapt their work in the midst of this global health crisis.
This year’s State of E-discovery report pulls from the latest economic, case law, and professional e-discovery and legal industries to paint a picture of an industry at an inflection point. With the information contained in it, you can make the strategic decisions you need to ensure you stay ahead of the e-discovery curve.
Forensic Data Collection From Mobile Devices
When our client, a global financial services institution, needed to quickly investigate a suspected security breach which required data from over two hundred of its employees’ mobile phones to be collected and reviewed, our computer forensic experts were able to help.
The Lawyer - Global Litigation 50 Report, 2017
Technology is revolutionising the way lawyers practice their trade. To deliver the greatest value to their clients, legal professionals must know about the latest technological solutions.
Part 2: The Evolution of Predictive Coding in Australia
Paul Hunter shares some comments on what lawyers in Australia need to keep in mind as predictive coding gains adoption in the region.
The Evolution of Predictive Coding in Australia
Phil Smith, a director in FTI Technology’s Melbourne, Australia office, is an expert advisor to clients looking to implement predictive coding. He shared some insights on how the technology is evolving in Australia and FTI’s efforts to help clients update strategies and streamline e-discovery reviews using technology that is still nascent in the region.
The Changing International Data Privacy Landscape – Litigation & Investigations in 2017 and Beyond
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there IS.
Lessons Learned in Canadian Competition Law
In a recent merger, a Canadian corporation was tasked with responding to the Competition Bureau’s request for supplementary information, known as a Supplementary Information Request (SIR), similar to Second Requests in the U.S. Working closely with the client and FTI’s team of experts, Tim Klinger, Managing Director at FTI Technology and the lead for the company’s practice in Canada, helped the client implement FTI’s Ringtail e-discovery software to review approximately 420 GB of data that was potentially relevant to the government’s request.
Sedona Working Group 6, Data Privacy Best Practices & Brexit
QA with Craig Earnshaw, Senior Managing Director, FTI Technology
Sophie Ross Discusses FTI’s Approach to Unlocking Foreign Language E-discovery
Given the global nature of e-discovery today, the need to review documents in multiple languages is a challenge facing an increasing number of corporate legal teams. Even the most sophisticated legal departments, with fine-tuned e-discovery processes, still struggle with the review phase when non- English language documents are involved.
Monumental Ruling on Predictive Coding in the UK
By now you have probably heard about the February 16th ruling in the case Pyrrho Investments and MWB Business Exchange v. MWB Property and others by Master Matthews of English High Court. In the ruling, Master Matthews outlines many of today’s e-discovery (or ‘e-disclosure’) challenges for litigants – the growing mountain of data for any-sized litigant, and the shortcomings of keyword searches.
E-discovery and Legal Frameworks Governing Privacy and Data Protection in European Countries | Part 2 - Country-Specific Profiles
For those involved with multinational e-discovery, Part 2 of the report includes an appendix of country-specific profiles for France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
E-discovery and Legal Frameworks Governing Privacy and Data Protection in European Countries | Part 1 - Implications
This 32-page practical review of data privacy requirements and processes that will help corporations and law firms legally collect, process, review and transfer data for litigation, regulatory requests or investigations.
E-discovery in Asia – Best Practices for Handling the Legal, Regulatory, Cultural and Technical Challenges
Learn the key survey findings, areas of practical concern for multinational corporations and law firms, and expert perspectives on the evolving legal, technical and cultural landscape impacting e-discovery in the Asian region.
Study Uncovers E-discovery Trends In Asia
Economic globalization is driving an increasing amount of activity in Asia, taking U.S.-based multi-national corporations to the Far East and into highly charged legal and compliance environments. This, intersecting with regulatory activity stemming from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act is driving increased e-discovery in Asia.