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Thursday LTNY 2020 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

As noted Tuesday and Wednesday,  Legaltech® New York (LTNY) is happening this week and, for the tenth(!) year in a row, eDiscovery Daily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show.  Today is the last day to check out the show if you’re in the New York area with a number of sessions available and over 158 exhibitors providing information on their products and services, including our company, CloudNine at booth #3000 in America’s Hall 2.

In addition to that, CloudNine conducted another great NineForum Discovery Education Series where prominent and highly respected eDiscovery and litigation support experts delivered 9 TED-style talks, 20 minutes each, covering important topics impacting the legal community.  And, we also hosted the 4th annual Drinks with Doug (as in me!) and Mary (as in Mary Mack!), sponsored by EDRM, CloudNine and Compliance Discovery Solutions.  Hope you were able to catch us there!

There are several interesting sessions today related to eDiscovery, Information Governance, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy.  Side note: ALM has set up the Legaltech site this year where you have to click “Learn More” for each session to get the full description of it – very annoying!  I’ve opened them all up, so you don’t have to.  :o)  Sessions in the main conference tracks include:

9:00am – 10:00am:

Cite Early! Cite Often! The 2019-2020 Cases That Every Practitioner Should Know

Join us for ALM’s open-to-all legendary Judicial Keynote Session as the panel discusses the cases that made (or missed) the ALM headlines in 2019-2020.  Caselaw discussions will focus on the ever changing landscape of data and biometric privacy, privilege disputes, spoliation, recent news in iPhone forensics and social media discovery in litigation.   The panel will also survey the audience to provide meaningful feedback on ethic obligations under the ABA Rules.

Speakers: Hon. Timothy Driscoll, Justice of the Supreme Court, State of New York; Judge Andrew Peck, Senior Counsel, DLA Piper; Hon. Willie J Epps, Jnr, United States Magistrate Judge, United States Western District of Missouri; Patrick Oot, Partner, Co-Chair, Data & Discovery Strategies Practice Group, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.; Hon. J Michelle Childs, United States District Judge, District of South Carolina.

10:00am – 11:00am:

ARMA’s Information Governance Implementation Model: The Way Forward For Information Governance

Learn about ARMA’s new model for Information Governance, the ARMA Information Governance Implementation Model (IGIM). In this session you’ll get an overview of this new methodology for helping your organization move forward in your Information Governance endeavors. You’ll also learn how this model can also be utilized for maturity assessment and how ARMA is connecting the IGIM to future resources.

Key Takeaways:

  • Receive an overview of the Information Governance Implementation Model
  • Understand how the IGIM can be utilized in your organization
  • Learn how ARMA is utilizing the IGIM for future resources development

Speakers: Nick Inglis – ARMA International; Ann K. Snyder – ARMA International.

Understanding CCPA & U.S. State Privacy Regimes

In the summer of 2018, California passed its landmark set of privacy statutes, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), effective January 1, 2020. Since that time, numerous other states have added their own legislation, some more data privacy driven and others more focused on data security. That amalgam of laws added to a series of state enforcement agency regulations promulgated in Colorado, New York and Vermont. Pressure from global businesses, such as AT&T and IBM, urging the federal government to create a more comprehensive consumer data privacy law should only increase the number of state – and perhaps even federal- legislative introduced.

Key takeaways:

  • Understanding the current status of nationwide state privacy statutes and administrative agency regulations
  • As to the many organizations that have undergone GDPR compliance projects, gaining a sense of additional necessary steps to ease CCPA compliance fears
  • Gathering specific practical tips to help create a robust and effective compliance program
  • Learning about the landscape of U.S. and global enforcement actions

Speakers: Robert Brownstone – Fenwick & West LLP; Isis D. Miranda – Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP; Shannon K. Yavorsky – Venable LLP; David Stauss – Husch Blackwell LLP.

12:30pm – 1:30pm:

7 “Reasonable Steps” for Legal Holds of ESI and Other Documents

A session based on the wildly popular book published by ARMA International, you’ll learn about the 7 “reasonable steps” and get an update on where things have changed since the original publication.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the 7 “reasonable steps”.
  • Understand how expectations have changed over time.
  • Gain actionable knowledge that you can apply to your handling of ESI.

Speakers: John Isaza, Esq – Rimon, P.C.; John Jablonski, Esq – Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP.

What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You: Artificial Intelligence (AI) vs. Individual Privacy Rights

As AI increases its role in day to day activities, concerns surrounding both consumer/user and employee data have grown. With the use of AI comes greater amounts of personally identifiable information (PII) data being stored and utilized, but at what cost?As society becomes more comfortable with the gathering and mining of sensitive personal information, the threat of AI will only increase.

Key Takeaways:

  • Considering the impacts of the increased ability of AI driven devices and tools to track and monitor consumers/users and employees
  • Tackling data exploitation given that most consumers/users remain blissfully unaware of the amount of data being generated and processed through networks and devices
  • Assessing how, with such sensitive data at risk, organizations can enforce accountability and transparency to help better protect data’s private contents?
  • Reviewing existing privacy laws and regulations to help determine whether they adequately protect the privacy rights subject to the threat of AI

Speakers: Robert Brownstone – Fenwick & West LLP; Kimberly Quan – Juniper Networks; Joe Gervais – Brightside Benefit; Gordon Calhoun – Lewis Brisbois.

2:00pm – 3:00pm:

Information Governance in the Cloud: Compare and Contrast (2020 update)

Build your cloud knowledge. With CIO surveys showing over 90% of businesses use the public cloud, now is the time to improve your cloud readiness! Engage in lively discussion with the experts who worked directly with Amazon, Box, Google, IBM, Microsoft and other major cloud providers on the IG elements of their cloud solutions. Explore the Cloud’s information governance (IG) features for retention, legal holds, disposition information protection and more! Expanding your knowledge will assure your place at the table as a valued resource, as your organization leverages the cloud.

Key Takeaways:

  • Examine key information governance capabilities of cloud solutions
  • Compare and contrast cloud support for creation-date versus event-based retention
  • Discuss legal hold capabilities
  • Consider automated disposition features

Speakers: Carol Stainbrook – Cohasset Associates; Michael Haley – Cohasset Associates.

Privacy Engineering (“Privacy by Design”): What is it & What Do I Need to Know?

As privacy has evolved over time, developers of products, technology, networks and business practices have been realizing the importance of incorporating privacy from the beginning instead of as add on. Privacy engineering ensures that privacy considerations are integrated into product design. As technology continues to evolve a rapid pace ,the necessity for privacy engineering will only continue to grow.

Key Takeaways:

  • Knowing the fundamentals behind privacy engineering and understanding its growing importance
  • Considering privacy laws that require privacy engineering
  • Garnering strategies to help incorporate privacy engineering into product development

Speakers: Robert Brownstone – Fenwick & West LLP; Amie Taal – Strategem Tech Solutions; Robert Bond – Bristows LLP; Matthew Coleman – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Megan Cristina – Slack.

In addition to these, there are other sessions today that may interest you.  For a complete description for all sessions today – and for the entire show, since they’re all on one page (even if you do have to click “Learn More” on each one to see them), click here.

So, what do you think?  Did you attend LTNY this year?  If so, what did you think about the show?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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