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Weekly Letter to Our Global Community – 16 Aug 22

Dear EDRM Community,

EDRM Weekly letter to our global community - 22-08-16

The word of the week is evolution.

European river banks are looking like the shores of Lake Mead.  Even while pandemic mitigations fade, a Broadway show institutes a “Masks only” show for those who do. Salmon Rushdie was attacked onstage at the centuries old Chautauqua Institution in Western New York. In the Eastern District of NY, a disgruntled litigant, rebuffed in his request to see his magistrate judge, attacked a marshall in the courthouse elevator. The FBI executed a search warrant at the former Winter White House in Mar-a-Lago.  Phishers are using the phone numbers of targets’ families(successfully) at security savvy Cloudflare.

Fresh from CNN, the New York Times and the Washingtonian, former director of litigation for NARA and frequent media commentator, Jason R. Baron will participate in EDRM’s second in our “Ripped from the Headlines Flash Webinar Series”, a fireside panel discussion among Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation for NARA and two cyber lawyers, the Dever brothers on Presidential Records, the Federal Records Act and the Secret Service, DHS and DOD’s lost texts.

In legal tech this week, Zach Warren started his new job at Thomson Reuters and we wish him every success in his new endeavor. The FTC has started the rule making process on collection and monetization of personal data.  Tornado Cash, a crypto mixer designed to obscure the source and movement of funds, was sanctioned by the US Treasury, with the crypto community watching intently. The Markup identified 37 companies gathering up data from automobiles. And hat tip to photographer, videographer and blogger, Chris Dale, who pointed to methods to authenticate old photographs.

Fresh from CNN, the New York Times and the Washingtonian, former director of litigation for NARA and frequent media commentator, Jason R. Baron will participate in EDRM’s second in our “Ripped from the Headlines Flash Webinar Series”, a fireside panel discussion among Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation for NARA and two cyber lawyers, the Dever brothers on Presidential Records, the Federal Records Act and the Secret Service, DHS and DOD’s lost texts. EDRM’s first, a fireside chat on the Alex Jones damages trial between Craig Ball and Mary Mack is available on demand.

EDRM is proud to sponsor PREX, live and in person, at its ten year anniversary gathering.  EDRM22 at checkout will score a 50% discount.

EDRM projects are open to new contributors, please reach out to info@edrm.net to let us know your interest, and we will introduce you to the appropriate Project Trustee.  You can check out EDRM’s project listings here. 

Our Syndicated EDRM Global Podcast Network is available via iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and your favorite podcast app, so you can listen at your leisure.  Kaylee and Mary have our own podcast, the Illumination Zone, joining TAR Talk and Ryan Short’s eDiscovery After Hours podcasts.  Reach out to info@edrm.net to suggest guests, including your own fabulous self.   

Every Tuesday at 6PM Eastern, community members gather via Zoom to offer or request support as we navigate our work and personal challenges.  Email us at info@edrm.net to be included on the group invitation for the 125th support call. Remember, you are not alone, and you are welcome at our events, or to reach out for help.  If you are having a mental health emergency, please consider these resources for professional help.

We welcome your participation in our projects, webinars, support gatherings, and our EDRM Hub, our job board/event/directory website.  There is no charge for these EDRM offerings, thanks to our very generous partners. 

Be the change,

Mary & Kaylee


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Mary Mack

Mary Mack is the CEO and Chief Legal Technologist for EDRM. Mary was the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West Treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel for 10 years and the co-author of A Process of Illumination: the Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery. She holds the CISSP among her certifications.


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