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Logikcull – the information management juggernaut continues …

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by projectcounsel

 

logikcull

 

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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Yukos 

Shearman 

 

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.”

 

The

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Jackson Reforms

 

28 July 2014 - Controversy still rages over whether the Jackson reforms are a coherent set of proposals that will rebalance a system where claims and costs are out of control, or if they represent an assault on access to justice for people whom ‘no win, no fee’ represents the only hope of redress for a wrong inflicted on them. The reforms are packed: new cost and case management rules, a bundle of measures that include qualified

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NSA the only part of the government that actually listens 

 By:

Thomas Mullaney, Law Offices of Thomas Mullaney

and

Elad Yoran, Vaultive Inc.



8 July 2014Since the advent of codes and legal ethics, attorneys have been required to take steps to protect against disclosures of sensitive client information. In an age of pervasive government data mining and surveillance of the “cloud” through programs such as the National Security Agency’s PRISM PRISM and the Drug Enforcement

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Data deletion 1

 

 

(from Law360.com)

18 July 2014 –  Europe’s privacy regulators on Thursday invited Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to discuss a recent high court ruling requiring search engines to honor users’ requests to scrub objectionable results, a day after Microsoft joined Google in unveiling a system to field these deletion demands.

After mulling over the best approach to take to enforce the European Court of Justice’s surprising May ruling backing Internet users’ “right to be forgotten”

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BigLaw bill rates 

15 July 2014 - According to The Billing Rate Reference 2014, a new report jointly created by Law360 and BTI Consulting Group Inc., the average senior partner rate at large firms, with 400 or more lawyers, was $724 per hour; at midsize firms, with 150 to 399 attorneys, was $541 an hour; and at small firms, with fewer than 150 lawyers, was $445 an hour.

At a recent conference in New York on law firm bill…

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It’s the ZyLAB/Recommind slug fest over predictive coding!!

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by projectcounsel

 

Changes 

9 July 2014 - Beyond Search is reporting on Mary Mack of ZyLAB who has offered some insight into the trend of viewing predictive coding as some form of “magic”. Says Beyond Search: “this idea is quickly brushed aside and predictive coding is allocated back to the realm of statistics and technology”. The article appears in Chris Dale’s excellent blog The eDisclosure Information Project and Beyond Search quotes Mack:

“Machine learning and artificial intelligence for legal applications is our future.

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Irish court throws a spanner into US/EU safe harbor negotiations

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by projectcounsel

 

 

Facebook

 

 BY: Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq.

19 June 2014 - Yesterday the European Court of Justice (ECJ) was asked to rule on a landmark case which seeks to force watchdogs to audit the personal data Facebook allegedly releases to U.S. spy chiefs. Judge Desmond Hogan of the high court in Dublin referred the challenge of an Austrian privacy campaigner on the…

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IJF 2014

Sunrise in Perugia

 

Sunrise in Perugia, Italy

By: Ryan Costello, Esq.

(with contributions from Gregory Bufithis)

 

 

18 June 2014 – I tell you one thing: the International Journalism Festival in Perugia forces you to be selective. At any given time, you miss more sessions than you can attend. That said, I did manage to cover a wide breadth of the festivities. Consider this a very…

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7 dirty words

 

16 June 2014 - I could not help but think of American comedian George Carlin when the GM “forbidden words” story broke (see below). Many of us are old enough to remember Carlin’s “seven dirty words” that are seven English-language words that Carlin first listed in 1972 in his monologue “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television”. I won’t list them. But if you want to hear the original Carlin routine (a radio broadcast) click here.

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