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E-Discovery: How do Litigation Hold, BYOD, and Privacy Affect You? - Course Technology Computing Conference
Presenter: Amelia Phillips, Highline Community College
E-discovery is defined as “gathering electronically stored information (ESI) for use in litigation”. At first glance, this appears to be a straightforward statement, but upon further examination one finds that it encompasses a broad range of items. Over 90% of documents produced by companies now are electronic. Older paper files have been converted to microfiche or PDF files. Add to this email, text messages, social media (yes, even the IRS has a Facebook page) and you have an idea of the amount of information that becomes this new term called “Big Data”. Terabytes of data will soon become petabytes of data. Are we ready? Are our students prepared for this new era? E-Discovery is a field that affects not only the lawyers, but the IT support staff, and how companies do business. In this talk you will be introduced to some of the new technology in the field such as predictive coding, forensic linguistics, and social media archiving. You will also be shown some of the new tools on the market that you can use in your classrooms to prepare your students and yourself for this fast evolving arena. What does a company need to do when a litigation hold is in place? What response needs to come from the legal staff, the IT support staff, the managers, and the average employee? How does this affect the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies? Which comes first - employee privacy, freedom of information or corporate security? You will walk away from this talk with a methodology to incorporate this new topic into your curriculum. You will also be given ideas of how to make this affordable for your labs, what foundations your students need, and how to deliver this in a way that appeals to the business, IT or legal oriented student. This topic affects them all. Come and find out why this is something they need to be successful in tomorrow's market.
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