Email retention just got harder thanks to functionality introduced by Google for personal Gmail and GSuite users. With a nod to apps like WhatsApp and Signal which allow chats to disappear, Google is allowing its users to send confidential emails that are protecting with a passcode and will be deleted after a set period of time (aka ephemeral messaging).
Discovery isn’t restricted to data found on file servers, laptops and phones anymore.
Google recently announced that it would be adding a new feature to its Gmail offering that would automatically update emails stored in users’ mailboxes.
The good news for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) is that there are a lot of free and inexpensive productivity and communication tools available to help them run their businesses.
As this case makes clear, not only can’t you escape celebrities, you also can’t escape electronic evidence. It’s everywhere and affecting every case.
A recent antitrust/unfair trade practices case should send a clear message to litigants about the importance of proper eDiscovery to every part of a litigation.