Weekly Letter to our EDRM Global Community – 7 Nov 2023

EDRM LETTER to our global community, 7 Nov 2023
Image: Kaylee Walstad, EDRM

Dearest EDRM Community,

The word of the week is dominant

Nepal lost 125+ souls during an earthquake. Israel has encircled Gaza City. Ukraine may be at a stalemate with Russia. 29 Countries reach agreement on the risks and opportunities of AI per Hunton. Seyfarth’s Rachel V. See on the US Federal Government’s AI Risk Management Standards.  Adobe is addressing deep fakes by creating “Trust Credentials” with granular controls to expose the identity of the creator, location of image, and even edits.  The NYT goes behind the scenes in the new Beatles’ song featuring AI. A provocative study asserts ChatGPT-4 generates better results when prompted with emotional context.

ComplexDiscovery has released its winter eDiscovery Pricing survey, the first since anecdotal reports of Private Equity encouraged price hikes.

Trusted Partner, HaystackID’s Vazantha Meyers was honored with the Black Leadership Award from Profiles in Diversity Journal. Greg Buckles on changes to Microsoft O365 with an emphasis on those impacting eDiscovery. Work is moving in house, and as Stephen Embry reports, not everyone is happy.   Ralph Losey believes that while the judiciary is ripe for AI, it is not ready yet, and he has created advocates for future jurists on his e-Discovery Team site.  ComplexDiscovery has released its winter eDiscovery Pricing survey, the first since anecdotal reports of Private Equity encouraged price hikes. Mike Berman reports on a change to Maryland’s “Safe Harbor” as the Hon. Paul Grimm (ret.) and Dr. Maura R. Grossman testify for a rule change on AI evidence.  Bobby Balachandran explained his strategy behind Trusted Partner Exterro’s purchase of Divebell.

On the EDRM Blog

ComplexDiscovery Pricing Pulse Check: Winter Survey Seeks eDiscovery Practitioner Viewpoints

Why Exterro Acquired a Silicon Valley Deep Tech Firm: To Uncover the Data Risks You Didn’t Know About

Maryland Supreme Court Rejects Proposed Sanctions Rule Paralleling Fed.R.Civ.P. 37(e)

Court Uses an Informal Discovery Procedure to Hold That Untimely Objections Were Waived, and Answers to Interrogatories Defectively Referred to Deposition

Exterro Acquires Data Discovery Solutions Leader Divebell

Ethical AI Guideposts for Lawyers Using Generative AI

Circuits in Session: Analysis of the Quality of ChatGPT4 as an Appellate Court Judge

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 Joey Seeber and David GreethamAnya KorolyovBriordy MeyersMonica HarrisJohn WilsonRobin PerkinsJohn Brewer, and the Hon. Judge Ralph Artigliere (ret.).


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 195th 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.

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We shall overcome,

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.