Weekly Letter to our EDRM Global Community – 24 Oct 2023

Weekly letter to our EDRM Global Community 24 Oct 2033
Image: Kaylee Walstad, EDRM

Dearest EDRM community,

The word of the week is alignment.

A judge was shot and killed by the party denied custody due to his domestic violence record. Iran Mobilizes Proxies as Conflict Between Israel and Palestinian Militants Threatens to Expand (October 10-16, 2023). Turkey’s President ok’d Sweden’sNATO bid.  Chevron will acquire Hess.  The US House of Representatives has no Speaker, and no legislation will move until they have one, and the government will potentially shut down November 17, 2023.

EDRM announces new GDPR guidelines for public comment.  China proposes new rules for data transfers.  ABA TECHSHOW’s Startup Alley is now allowing companies who have exhibited before.  ComplexDiscovery covers Vendor VoicesPaladin Partners with the Department of Justice to expand its pro bono technology to all DOJ attorneys.

EDRM announces new GDPR guidelines for public comment.

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 Level Legal 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.

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 193rd 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. 

In formation,

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.