Organized by the Privacy and Access Council of Canada (PACC) the 2017 Annual Congress is entitled “A World of Change“. The three-day event running April 5th to 7th provides attendees an opportunity to explore leading issues at the crossroads of privacy, access, security, law and technology and to network with peers and colleagues from industry and government.
It is important to take precautions against altering document metadata during collection of data.
Note that metadata will be altered by, for example, collecting the data and then uploading it to a cloud computing service such as Dropbox. Another potential risk with this approach is cybersecurity – consider that 68 million email addresses and passwords were stolen from Dropbox. There may be justifiable economic reasons for an organization to self-collect, however, one must be cognizant of the potential risks.
A new study confirms what proponents of analytical ‘non-linear’ review or Iterative Legal Analysis & Sampling (ILAS) have been saying for some time: that it is more accurate and cheaper than traditional ‘linear’ review.
There is no doubt that electronic evidence has had an increasing impact on legal services, and the knowledge required to effectively deal with evolving technology.
In Ontario, this also has an impact on a lawyer’s duty to clients to perform legal services to the standard of a competent lawyer. In Ontario, under the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Rules of Professional Conduct, ‘standard of a competent lawyer’ entails, among other things, recognizing limitations in one’s ability to handle a matter or some aspect of it, and adapting to changing professional requirements, standards, techniques, and practices.
Although the Rules of ProfessionalConduct do not explicitly mention electronic discovery, counsel should nonetheless ensure that their client receives adequate legal advice about electronic discovery.… Read More
All aspects of life are increasingly affected by the proliferation of advances in technology. Wills and estates are no exception.
One of the results of the growth of digital assets and online communications is the evolution of evidence that is required for estate litigation and estate administration. Virtually all evidence, unless it is a handwritten note, physical evidence or witness testimony, is now electronic in its original format.