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Proposed NSA Reform on Bulk Data Collection Declared Illegal by EU Court of Justice

by French Caldwell  |  April 14, 2014  |  3 Comments

Not that it directly affects U.S. legal and constitutional considerations on the NSA phone records program, it is  still worth noting that last week the European Court of Justice declared the EU Data Retention Directive was a violation of the fundamental rights of EU citizens under the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union [...]

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Gartner Legal IT Scenario, 2020 – Smart Machines and LPO Radically Disrupt Legal Profession

by French Caldwell  |  February 28, 2014  |  4 Comments

The first ever Gartner legal IT scenario is out, and it’s both controversial and not.  Many of the disruptions that we discuss in the scenario are well underway, such as the increasing demand for legal process outsourcing (LPO) and the use of advanced analytics  — so what’s new?  Well,  new are the dramatically disruptive effects [...]

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WhiteHouse Announces PTO Will #Crowdsource Patent Review in Anti-Troll Initiative

by French Caldwell  |  February 21, 2014  |  1 Comment

As part of its anti-patent troll initiative, the White House announced a new crowdsourcing initiative at PTO.  Should be interesting.  Is government by the people taking on new expanded meaning and moving beyond representative democracy? The idea of crowdsourcing patent review was tested on a few hundred patents already.  PTO used Stack Exchange to test [...]

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Happy #GIGD, the Problem with Twitter, and Where’s the Love for Info Gov?

by French Caldwell  |  February 20, 2014  |  1 Comment

Global Information Governance Day — who knew.  Not I, and I must apologize to those who take such industry observance days seriously — which I don’t — but I forgot to bring flowers or a bottle of wine or something.  What’s really appropriate for #GIGD anyway? Not that information governance is not a serious subject, [...]

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Compliance and Risk Hiring to Be Hot in 2013

by French Caldwell  |  February 6, 2013  |  Comments Off

Even as the economic recovery gains momentum, risk management and compliance are still growing in importance.  This trend should continue until there is a shift politically and culturally toward deregulation.  In the Gartner CEO survey, regulatory risk was ranked as the number one business risk, and in the Gartner Forbes Board survey, risk management, legal [...]

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SMAC in the Middle of the Nexus at LegalTech

by French Caldwell  |  January 30, 2013  |  Comments Off

I’m on the road this week — first Boston for client visits and then PwC’s industry analyst summit, and now New York for a day at the LegalTech conference.  What struck me most with PwC is how they were talking SMAC — the convergence of social, mobile, analytic and cloud technologies — what Gartner calls [...]

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