Project Updates

Artificial Intelligence Project – July 12, 2019 – The team has been working on adjustments and additions to a project outline. The first draft is anticipated to be completed by the end of August.

Privilege Logs Project – July 3, 2019 – We are finalizing the team. We will be reviewing and meeting next week regarding the efforts to date for Project Scope and the Outline. It is anticipated that the Outline will be presented to the Editorial Board about the middle of July with section assignment and first drafts beginning before the end of the month.

GDPR Project – July 1, 2019 –We are currently holding bi-weekly meetings to revise the scope and material of the first draft of the Code of Conduct. Our goal is to have the first draft completed by the end of the summer under the new scope and template. We have also had 5-6 new participants join the work stream. The final draft of the Code of Conduct is set to be completed prior to the December Duke Conference so that it could be presented at that time. The next meeting of the EDRM/GDPR working group is on July 12, 2019.

Privilege Logs Project – April 26, 2019 – Project Proposed and we are building the team. We anticipate Literature Review, Project Scope, and an Outline prior to the Duke/EDRM 2019 Workshop/Forum with further discussion at the workshop and anticipated assignments for research/drafting tasks at workshop or by end of May.

COMP SCI/ STOPWORDS Project – April 25, 2019 – Initial meeting  was held January 16 to discuss the project and request submissions of topic lists. We expect to have all topics and an outline finalized and sectioned assigned by the end of May. The initial drafts are due by the end of August.

Artificial Intelligence Project – April 15, 2019 – Team is working on a working definition of AI to post in the “Resources” section of the EDRM website.  Will roll out new sections, including  types of AI used in eDiscovery, how AI is currently used in eDiscovery, current and anticipated effects of AI on eDiscovery and legal field, and how AI is used in other legal realms.

GDPR Project – March 22, 2019 
1) Whitepaper that summarizes code of conduct (Workstream 1):  No updates.  Portions of this have been completed and we will revisit this after completing the code of conduct.
2) Code of Conduct (Workstream 2):  The team is meeting on a monthly basis.  Authorship of the document has been divided up amongst available resources.  The team is discussing reorganizing the document to more closely align with the EDRM.  We still have 2 sections that need to be completed, other sections are in draft and need to be peer reviewed.  Next meeting April 5th.
3) Judicature article (Workstream 3).  An article drafted by Judge Baylson and Sandra Jeskie is slated for publication in the next issue.  We may also prepare a follow-up article, for a following issue, discussing the code of conduct when it is ready.
4) Judicial training presentation (Workstream 4):   Preparing a training program to train U.S. Judges and Magistrates on the GDPR and cross-border discovery. We have a draft PowerPoint prepared and are continuing to refine it.  Completed call 3/22.  Next call scheduled for 4/12.  On target to present at the May EDRM meeting. Some of our Committee participants, including Magistrate Judge Fricke and former Magistrate Judge Francis, may also use portions of this for Judicial Institute training in the 9th Circuit in July. Other activities:  Consulting with EU officials about our various efforts, particularly the code of conduct.  This project will pick up after the code of conduct has been completed.

Comp Sci/Stopwords – February 7, 2019 – We had our first meeting on January 16, 2019.  The team is now working separately on outlines of the topics and points to be covered, and initial drafts should be in next week.  The drafts will then be distributed to the participants for comments and integration.

EDRM Revision – January 9, 2019 – The EDRM Revision Team is modernizing the EDRM Guidelines, and is currently working on Identification Guidelines. The team has an updated Identifications draft in progress that reflects recent changes in technology that affect eDiscovery. In addition, the Guidelines are being adapted into a wiki format. This includes reorganizing the Guidelines to demonstrate connections among related concepts, and building out new definitions and supporting material that complement the wiki format. The team is open to new participants with interest in participating in revisions of any of the EDRM Guidelines.

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