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When Google Stores Emails Overseas, Can the U.S. Government Access Them?

Privacy advocates were pleased in 2016 when the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, ruling in favor of Microsoft, found that the government could not compel the tech giant to turn over customer data stored overseas. The decision marked the first time that a federal court had ruled on whether the Stored Communications Act (SCA) could be applied overseas. At the time, it appeared that tech companies may be able to rely on the SCA to protect information stored on servers located outside the U.S. Read on for our take.

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How to Prepare for eDiscovery’s AI-Driven Future

When evaluating eDiscovery technologies to make sure that they yield return on investment, it’s important to be somewhat flexible. Think about the way children play with Legos: All of these little components that they put together make something unique each time, and they don't have to go buy something new every time they want to make something different. Technology is similar to that.

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Data Security Expectations for Law Firms: Guidelines for In-House Counsel

The ACC has released its first-ever guidelines on data security for outside law firms. The new model guidelines, which the ACC developed for in-house counsel to use with their external legal providers, are drafted in such a way that they can easily be used independently or incorporated into a policy or agreement with any outside law firm that handles the company’s sensitive information.

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When the "Internet of Things" and Criminal Evidence Collide

Even seasoned eDiscovery practitioners will acknowledge that identifying responsive documents can be a very arduous process. Seemingly small cases regularly contain an enormous number of messages to be sorted through, and opposing counsel is often reluctant to provide access to requested documents. But these difficulties may soon seem quaint in comparison to the industry’s latest challenge: obtaining and classifying data produced by machines that are connected via the Internet of Things.

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