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 By: Catarina Conti/ CEO, The Project Counsel Group 

21 October 2014 – Well, if you missed it last week … attending the Yerra Solutions Conference in London, rushing off to Prague to the Lawtech Europe Conference, or in Chicago for Relativity Fest … you may have missed Europe’s I-am-heading-out-the-door competition czar Joaquín Almunia as he signed off with a sour burp aimed at his critics:

“I don’t think antitrust investigations should be part of the…

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Some initial thoughts on the assumed Microsoft acquisition of Equivio

Posted on October 12th, 2014 by projectcounsel

Microsoft equivio 

 By: Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq.

Guest Blogger
Managing Director, eTERA Consulting Europe

12 October 2014 – I am intrigued by the Microsoft/Equivio tie up. My initial reaction was the deal makes sense given Nadella’s strategy for the “New Microsoft”, what he calls the “data analysis” Microsoft. And I agree with Ralph Losey: it seems to be an admission by Microsoft that they do not have…

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NSA attorney client priv

10 October 2014 - “A lawyer’s duty to maintain the confidentiality of privileged communications is axiomatic. Given Google’s scanning and data mining capabilities, can lawyers using Gmail comply with that duty without their clients’ informed consent?”

11 October 2014 - So starts an article in last week’s  Texas Lawyer. The article notes that Texas Disciplinary Rule of Professional Conduct 1.05 prohibits lawyers from “[using] privileged information of a client for the advantage of the lawyer or of a third person, unless

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9 October 2014 – In what will surely help the safe harbor negotiations between the U.S. and the EU (Round 6 in a few weeks in D.C.), we have been following the news that the U.S. government is now arguing it doesn’t need warrants to hack servers hosted on foreign soil. At issue is the current court case against Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht. As we noted in an earlier post, Brian Krebs had been digging around

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One technology subject that was NOT on ILTA’s agenda this past August

Posted on October 7th, 2014 by projectcounsel





7 October 2014 - If you have been following tech news the last few days (surely you all subscribe to the Hotel WiFi Blocking Gazette) you know the Marriott has been fined $600,000+ by the FCC for paralyzing guests’ personal wifi hotspots, forcing them to use the hotel giant’s expensive network instead.

The Marriott Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee … venue for ILTA 2014 this past August … used monitoring…

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Man climbing stack of paper 

By: Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq.

(Founder and former Chairman/CEO of The Project Counsel Group, making his first appearance as a guest blogger)


3 October 2014 – For those of you at the luncheon in D.C. this past week … a free-wheeling discussion among e-discovery attorneys from numerous firms that handle cases before the FTC and SEC and the European Commission… a lot of our conversation was about whether pushing the…

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29 September 2014 – There is an interesting report, just published by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), that describes an increased commercialization of cyber crime. It’s the 2014 iOCTA (Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment).

The assessment is a long-read so we provide some highlights below.  The 2014 iOCTA assessment is really directed at the decision makers of policy, strategic and tactical levels in government and business but it provides a good background for everybody on the…

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Big Brother is Watching You


29 September 2014 – As reported in numerous media outlets, this past weekend the digital rights group Access revealed an email that suggests outgoing EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström collaborated with the Americans in a successful attempt to water down Europe’s new privacy laws. The allegations are based on an email from early 2012, in which U.S. commerce officials say EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström was concerned about new European data protection proposals…

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Logikcull – the information management juggernaut continues …

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by projectcounsel




Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq., Founder and Chairman

(with assistance from Eric De Grasse, Chief Technology Officer)

The Project Counsel Group

15 August 2014 – When you study the history of technology, the further back in time you go, the simpler the technologies become. Thus it’s possible to reach a point where it all makes relatively easy sense and you can then built upon and understand where that…

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28 July 2014 - The International Arbitration Court in the Netherlands has ended a decade long case brought by shareholders in the defunct Yukos oil company, and ordered Russia to pay about $50 billion in damages. The official ruling was published today and said Russia violated the EU Energy Charter when it redistributed the company’s assets and “took steps equivalent to expropriation of the claimants’ investment in Yukos.”



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