Courts have consistently exercised discretion when allowing discovery in foreign proceedings under the 1782 discovery statute. A foreign tribunal or interested party in a foreign proceeding must petition the appropriate district court while satisfying jurisdictional and other requirements.
On June 22, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police usually need a search warrant before trying to track a person’s movements using cellphone data, even though the data is in the hands of a third party. In a 5-4 decision in Carpenter v. United States, the court upheld an apparent widening of privacy rights in the digital age.read more
Most document review today uses some form of technology-assisted review(TAR). TAR uses computer software to categorise documents as responsive or nonresponsive, based on human review of a subset of documents from the collection. TAR includes the capability to prioritise documents on a scale of most to least likely to be responsive, allowing human reviewers to manually review an ever-decreasing volume of documents.read more
We are in the era of cloud computing, where the terabyte is replacing the gigabyte as the standard data storage unit. Cloud technology is bringing big data into every part of our lives and this is causing the cost of the eDiscovery process to escalate.read more