by Maureen O'NeillFebruary 20, 2015
One of the topics I speak about frequently is Ethics in e-Discovery, ethical duties to maintain the confidentiality of client information. Many attorneys and legal professionals I speak to are startled to learn that using a free public Wi-Fi service carries a high risk that private information will be breached. If you use free public WiFi then continue reading on the topic of Ethics in e-Discovery.
by Maureen O'NeillNovember 14, 2014
It’s rare to read a legal publication these days – or even a mainstream newspaper or magazine – without coming across a story about the “Internet of Things,” or IOT. The IOT refers to the ability of everyday objects to connect to the internet, allowing these devices to gather, send and receive data. Examples include wearable technology like watches and fitness bands that track our pulse, how far we’ve walked, and how many calories we’ve burned. Whether it’s litigation, an internal investigation, or the defense of a regulatory matter, the IOT changes how information is discovered and used as evidence.
by Maureen O'NeillOctober 31, 2014
Since it’s Halloween, I thought I might tell some ghost stories… Some truly spooky e-discovery tales! I hope these e-discovery stories don’t scare you too much, and I hope you aren’t being haunted by stories like these!
by Maureen O'NeillJune 11, 2014
Predictive coding reigned as the hot topic of conversation in legal technology circles over the last few years, but its preeminence soon may be over. Information governance now features prominently in the commentary of thought-leading lawyers and legal technologists. But what exactly is information governance? And what are the implications for e-discovery?
by Maureen O'NeillFebruary 10, 2014
Although the rules of professional conduct applicable to the discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”) are no different than the rules governing traditional paper discovery, there are some aspects of e-discovery that give rise to unique ethical considerations. This white paper explores several of the most common, and most thorny, of those concerns — the Top 5 ethical issues in e-discovery.