Bring Your Own Cloud–Bring Your Own Controversy

Last time, we introduced you to the idea of Bring Your Own Cloud—employees using cloud applications for corporate data. That post emphasized the emerging case law on BYOC issues. This time, we’ll look more closely at the consequences for organizations that allow use of personal cloud technology, and for the companies

Cloudy Data: The Emergence of “Bring Your Own Cloud”

By now, most of you are aware of the risks of corporate Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs. But have you considered BYOC? Bring Your Own Cloud refers to employees’ use of cloud technologies for corporate data and materials. BYOC is less a cost-saving convenience for companies than a side effect of emerging technology.

On July 19, Barry Dop and I will lead a MN Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel panel discussion with subject matter experts on BYOC risks and mitigation possibilities. “Cocktail Briefing: Bring Your Own Cloud to Work” will take place at 3:30 at the Millennium Hotel on Nicollet Mall.

Good Things Come in Threes, or is it Fours?

You know the adage that good things come in threes.  I may need to revise my understanding of that saying because we, at Shepherd Data, are coming off a string of four good things!

The First Thing:

Complex Discovery named us to their list of Top eDiscovery Companies.  We are thrilled.

The Second Thing:

I was recently named to Minnesota Business Magazine’s The (Real) Power 50.  I am humbled and honored particularly by the second part of  the award description “a knack for getting things done – and being helpful along the way.”  Since helpfulness is a foundation to the Shepherd Data mission, we love this validation.

Six Months Later: Practice and Precedent–eDiscovery and FRCP

The evidence is in! The Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) are affecting the processes around litigation.

In my upcoming CLE, Six Months Later: Practice and Precedent– eDiscovery and FRCP, I will examine the last six months’ implementation of the FRCP Amendments.  I will address:

It’s Not Just the Evidentiary Data; It’s the Collection

Depending on your experience in eDiscovery, you might think that eDiscovery collection of electronically stored information isn’t all that difficult—just pull the data off the servers in one fell swoop. But all is not what it seems. Businesses may have multiple locations, and they may maintain data in more than one place. Even those entities with only one location will have employees who use their own devices or computers for work purposes, or employees who travel or work remotely. In short, the sources for data collection can increase exponentially beyond the hoped-for “one fell swoop” collection on servers.  And then, there is the question about whether the collection is done correctly.