As usual, this year’s eDiscovery event, Relativity Fest, was packed with great content, interesting conversations, and insights from legal experts. Attendees heard from the judiciary, from eDiscovery practitioners, law firm attorneys, general counsel, and technologists around the world. Read on for our top takeaways and to watch our recap video.
Many attorneys use technology assisted review (“TAR”) solutions to help streamline their practice. It can help with document review, case assessment, contracts, and other litigation tasks. One major draw of TAR is that it reduces effort and cost related to eDiscovery, while also improving accuracy. Numerous studies have concluded that TAR provides results that are superior to manual review. As the years go on, this software continues to improve and provide even more benefits to the legal industry.read more
Blockchain, a type of distributed ledger technology, has entered the realm of eDiscovery. Attorneys now need to recognize blockchain transactions as a source of electronically stored information that needs to be considered in preparing and responding to discovery requests, in the same manner as text, social media, and other electronic data sources. DLT can both provide benefits and present obstacles for legal practitioners.read more
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