Weekly Letter to our EDRM Global Community – 10 Oct 2023

Weekly Letter to our EDRM Global Community 10 Oct 2023
Image: Kaylee Walstad, EDRM

Dearest EDRM community,

The word of the week is incursion.

Israel was invaded and declared war with Hamas. Black hat hackers who compromised 23 and Me, the genetic platform, are selling the personal information of those with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.   Pakistan has given Afghani refugees until October 30 to leave the country even as an earthquake killed 2400+. AI Software companies are considering joining hardware companies like Apple in making chips as hyperspecialized processing units take on NVIDIA’s parallel processing GPU’s.  Amazon disclosed it uses conversations with Alexa to train AI.  DeepMind is building generalist AI for multiple types of robots.

Michael Mills, founder of Neota Logic, left us too early. Niki Black lights the way with  “The Path to Generative AI for Legal Professionals.”  Casey Flaherty and Lex Fusion hosted a candid conversation on how AI is actually being used.  Applications for coveted spots in the ABA TECHSHOW’s Startup Alley are open. The Future Society and the IEEE have published an ESI Protocol.  Rob Robinson has a new article out on The Role of Fluidity in Accelerating AI in eDiscovery. Mark your calendars, E-Discovery Day is December 7, 2023 and there is a short fun survey out we hope you will give a few minutes to take.

EDRM is proud to give a warm welcome to our newest Trusted Partner, Hire Counsel!  Cross Platform email duplicate identification is now a reality thanks to the DupeID project team, led by Trustee Beth Patterson, with Reveal, Relativity, edt, Nuix and Law In Order supporting the EDRM MIH in their platforms and processes. John Tredennick and Dr. William Webber will be in London hosting an EDRM and Trusted Partner Merlin Search Technologies complimentary luncheon event today (10 October): Using ChatGPT to Revolutionize Investigations and Discovery Workflow: An In-Person Masterclass for Legal Innovators

Recent Posts on the EDRM Blog 

The Role of Fluidity in Accelerating AI in eDiscovery

Relativity’s Marcin Święty Named CISO of the Year in 7th Annual CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards Program

DefCon Chronicles: Short Story Contest

Bob Dylan Awarded Discovery Sanctions After Dismissal of Tort Claims

Upcoming Webinars on the EDRM Global Webinar Channel

Recent Podcasts

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.  Recent podcasts guests include Briordy MeyersMonica HarrisJohn WilsonRobin PerkinsJohn Brewer, and the Hon. Judge Ralph Artigliere (ret.).


EDRM Announced Hire Counsel as its newest Trusted Partner.

The DupeID project, led by Trustee Beth Patterson, announced that four major platforms have implemented the EDRM MIH for cross-platform email duplicate identification.  Reveal, Relativity, edt and Nuix support the EDRM MIH in their respective platforms with Law In Order writing the app for Relativity support.

The Priv Log project, led by Trustee Cristin Traylor, considered the public comments submitted and published its final paper last week.

EDRM Project Leaders Khrys McKinney (AI Ethics/Bias), Cristin Traylor (Priv Logs), Jay Yelton (Special Masters and Discovery Mediators), Monica Harris and Matt Rasmussen (Short Message Metadata Primer 1.0) and Dave Cohen (GDPR) updated the community on progress on the EDRM Global Webinar channel.  It’s available on demand if you missed it.

EDRM updated its Generative AI and Large Language Model policy to address the need for disclosure and fact checking. Read all the policies here.

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 191st 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 Trusted Partners and Event Sponsors. 

Hold steady,

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.

  • Kaylee Walstad

    Kaylee Walstad, chief strategy officer of EDRM, leads the global project based organization and is the former VP of client engagement at a certification organization. Kaylee is known for her role in building communities, uniting people and companies across the globe, and brand amplification for partners through social media and events. A frequent public speaker on a variety of topics, from personal development to the nuances of e-discovery. Kaylee has a broad background in e-discovery and skills that uniquely position her to provide insight into the challenges faced by the end-users of e-discovery services and technology and the organizations serving them. She has extensive expertise in developing cross organizational discovery strategies for large litigation and investigations.