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Why the archaic process of eDiscovery is vulnerable to hacking and data breach

And what you can do about it. Earlier this year, Inside Counsel published an article speculating as to whether e-discovery repositories pose an attractive target to cybercriminals and, given the often chaotic nature of discovery, whether the process itself presents a vulnerable point of data breach. It would be hard, on either question, to reach…

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Fact Sheet: 15 Alarming Statistics about Law Firm Data Security

Law firms are the holders of their clients’ most sensitive data, business secrets and IP. But while some assume they are safe havens for that data, nothing could be further from the truth. Recent high-profile calamities have pulled the curtain back on law firm security practices, and validated the deepest fears of experts who’ve long…

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ShareSafe Webinar Now Available – Eliminate the #1 Risk in Modern Litigation

Recording and slides are available below.  Security experts have a favorite saying: data is most vulnerable when it’s in motion. Discovery, unfortunately, is a process of motion, where information and documents are shared between client, counsel, third-party service providers and opposing parties. Often, this data is exchanged on physical media (i.e. hard drives, DVDs) or…

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ShareSafe from Logikcull is an evolutionary leap in legal tech security

On Friday, Logikcull will demonstrate ShareSafe in a 30-minute webinar. Register here.  In the beginning, there was paper. And that paper was stored in boxes. And those boxes were locked in an office. And the keys to that office could be anywhere — perhaps on a lawyer’s desk next to the sticky notes scrawled with passwords,…

5 key cases from a year of spoliation sanctions chaos

Prior to the dramatic changes to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) just more than a year ago, fear of sanctions played a disproportionately large role in controlling the behavior of lawyers in civil litigation. While headline-making penalties have set the tone for litigants’ preservation obligations, in reality, sanctions are rarely imposed. A study by the…

New York City partners with Logikcull amid loudening calls for tighter security

Amid a state-wide effort to bolster security practices to protect its residents and constituents from data breach and cybercrime, the City of New York has selected Logikcull as its exclusive Legal Intelligence provider to securely automate e-discovery and open records response. The full announcement is available here. New York, home to the largest municipal legal department in…

EU-US Privacy Shield poses daunting data hurdles for global firms

Editor’s note: This post was authored by Logikcull contributor Eric Pesale, a soon-to-be attorney who recently graduated from the New York Law School. Eric writes regularly for the Logikcull blog, focusing on the legal impact of emerging technologies. He can be reached at epesale@gmail.com or on Twitter at @ericpesale. A new Transatlantic data privacy regime will go…

Law firms’ inability to protect client data is a national security concern

Bad news for some Big Law clients: those emails partners are charging $800 an hour to draft are also finding their way into foreign intelligence apparatuses. If there was ever a question that law firm data security, in its sad state, is a national security issue, yesterday’s startling exposé by Fortune drove that home. While it had…

How to Ethically Bill eDiscovery Costs Back to Your Client

As law firms increasingly bring e-discovery software and services in-house, some grapple with whether and how to bill for those services in a way that is both fair to the client and conducive to the firm’s bottom line. At the heart of these questions are ethical considerations about the appropriateness of passing through certain “costs”…