Mark Lyon

eDiscovery Attorney

Category / Technology

May 29, 2014

TrueCrypt Security

TrueCrypt is one of the standard encryption tools¬†used in eDiscovery to transport data – both coming from source material and in outgoing productions. It’s an incredibly easy-to-use, free, cross-platform tool that presents encrypted “containers” as drives that can be accessed on a local system. On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, the TrueCrypt SourceForge page was updated …

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April 7, 2014

Nextpoint Discovery Cloud

Over the past few years, I’ve had occasion to use many different review tools. There are constantly new entrants, however, and one of the more interesting ideas I’ve seen is Nextpoint Discovery Cloud. As I understand it, their tool takes an upload of data to be processed and – in a self-serve, automated way – …

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November 25, 2013

Microsoft Urges eDiscovery Rules Changes

Today, Microsoft posted an article about eDiscovery that shed some light on their internal preservation and review burden. “In FY 2010, Microsoft had to preserve about 39 terabytes in total to comply with obligations. By the end of FY 2013, that number grew to more than 261 terabytes.” They also note that the company has …

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November 7, 2013

Internet Archive Scanning Center Fire – Donations Needed

The internet provides an amazing ability for immediate change. As new information is available, sites can be updated, documents republished and content refreshed to reflect new information. I first encountered the Internet Archive when I needed to be able to demonstrate what had been removed from a website. Fortunately, the Wayback Machine was ready and …

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July 22, 2013

Django for Reporting

Generating reports and logging data is a common but necessary task for all project managers. When dealing with eDiscovery, the task can quickly grow out of hand. Populations, progress, errors, deadlines, billing and all sorts of other information must be easily accessible to those managing the matter. Without the right data, you can’t work efficiently. …

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June 15, 2013

Please Google, Let Me Pay

As everyone knows, Google Reader will soon be no more. I’ve tried many replacements but have found none which don’t require annoying compromises. I don’t want just a mobile app. I don’t want a special plugin. I want to be able to move through all my feeds on the keyboard, instead of just the items …

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May 28, 2013

Law Ratchet’s Content Racket

Scott Greenfield over at the incredible blog Simple Justice recently noticed that his site’s RSS feed was being republished on the new Law Ratchet website. The site seems to be a curated collection of legal blogs republished in such a manner as to appear to be content from the website itself (instead of operating as …

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May 27, 2013

Draw The Boxes Straight

Redaction is one of the most complicated eDiscovery tasks to complete. In addition to the task not lending itself to verification by technology (though this is changing), the work often requires a significant amount of attention to an exceedingly tedious task. The goal of a redaction project, though, is absolute consistency. Each person applying redactions …

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April 14, 2013

Bringing Technology In-House – Consider Lock-In Costs

Daniel Garrie recently posted Ten Tips for Managing eDiscovery Vendors on the ACC website. His tips, however, focus on bringing additional technology in-house. While bringing some parts of the process in-house may make sense in some organizations, it’s important that legal departments strongly consider his first tip – whether the decision to ¬†bring technology in-house …

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