After a data breach is discovered, notification becomes essential. Companies are under tremendous pressure to determine what data has been taken and who they must notify, sometimes in as little as 72 hours. That’s where eDiscovery expertise can make a key contribution.
Thought Leadership and Industry Trends
When BYOD Backfires
BYOD policies allow employees to use personal devices to access the organization’s data in the pursuit of doing their jobs. Cost-savings and convenience aside, misunderstandings surrounding BYOD policies are driving a steady stream of litigation and investigations. Do the risks outweigh the benefits?
Conducting Remote Data Collections for eDiscovery in the Era of Social Distancing
COVID-19 has disrupted almost all normal business practices, making many activities challenging to handle virtually. Fortunately, eDiscovery can largely continue on pace, thanks to technology and remote collection workflows. Shifting to fully remote or socially distanced collections, whether to accommodate shelter-in-place orders or employee safety concerns, is achievable in most circumstances.
Managing Pre-Litigation Investigations for the Best Results
Long before starting formal discovery, an internal investigation should be launched so a party and their counsel can understand and assess the information ecosystem, identify sources of potentially relevant information and examine these sources via sampling. Although a litigant may not be required to produce the information found, it is crucial that pre-litigation investigation be handled appropriately to ensure it is accurate.
Google’s Disappearing Emails Impact eDiscovery and Document Retention
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).
Best Practice for eDiscovery Involving Federal Government Documents
The federal government, like many private companies, is focusing on cybersecurity and data privacy to a greater extent than ever before. As a result, companies and law firms should proactively consider using eDiscovery service providers with FedRAMP certification when completing eDiscovery involving federal documents.
Gmail’s Auto-Updating Emails and What They Might Mean to eDiscovery Practitioners
Google recently announced that it would be adding a new feature to its Gmail offering that would automatically update emails stored in users’ mailboxes.
Beware eDiscovery Problems with Your Work-Related Apps
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.