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Controlling Disappearing Communications in the Workplace: Four “Litigation-Friendly” Ephemeral Communications Apps

Since as early as 2014, individuals and businesses have adopted ephemeral (aka “disappearing”) apps for secure and private messaging. While the general population embraces these apps for their privacy features, attorneys—especially in house counsel—must deal with myriad legal issues, such as eDiscovery, preservation, and spoliation that arise from the use of these apps. For attorneys advising...

Early Data Assessment: a Critical Step in Early Case Assessment

Many are familiar with Early Case Assessment (ECA), which is a systematic approach to evaluating the merits of a case. But what is Early Data Assessment? With the volume of data that is being generated by the internet of things, we know that data is critical to the e-discovery process, and with the costs associated with e-discovery, having a solid plan for dealing with the data is fundamental to...

California Judge Says Police Cannot Force You to Unlock a Phone Using Your Face or Fingerprint (ICYMI)

In a decision coming out of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge Kandis Westmore says that all unlocks are equal. Previously, the government has argued that biometric locks on smartphones (using one’s face, iris, or fingerprint to unlock a phone) do not tread on the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination. In essence, the argument is that...

What Are Your Plans for #eDiscoveryDay?

If you’re anything like me, keeping track of all of the great legal tech and litigation programming coming up year-round can be a touch overwhelming. I just hit inbox zero for the first time in days–last night. So here’s a helpful reminder: Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 is #eDiscoveryDay! There will be webcasts and live events occurring all over the country with “more e...

Five Ways Legal Tech Can Help Attorneys with Early Case Assessment

Early case assessment (ECA) has been an important tool litigators have used for years to “quickly” evaluate the merits of a case. Despite all of the benefits ECA offers (such as reducing costs and providing for efficient resolution of certain legal issues), ECA is often a time-consuming process. Predictive legal tech can reduce this evaluation period if used in tandem with traditional evaluation...

10 Times Internet of Things Data Was Used in Litigation

The next time you head to court, think about the data you can recover from “internet of things devices.” Internet of things products from Fitbits to medical devices are collecting data 24/7 and can help you establish timelines, destroy alibis, and prove damages. This post lists 10 instances in which internet of things devices were used in litigation. The next time you prepare for litigation...

Is the Fitbit the Next Smoking Gun in Litigation?

What if your diary, checkbook, and GPS were conveniently packaged into an audiobook that would be played to the jury? This could now be possible through the rise in personal devices, such as Fitbits, smartwatches, Google homes and Alexas, which have opened up a potential goldmine of private information for a lawsuit. But what are the problems that any litigator can anticipate in trying to obtain...

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