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eDiscovery Daily is Four Years Old!

Believe it or not, it has been four years ago this past Saturday since we launched the eDiscovery Daily blog!

When we launched nearly four years ago on September 20, 2010, our goal was to be a daily resource for eDiscovery news and analysis.  Now, we’ve done so for four years.  We’ve lasted as long as many presidential administrations (and probably worked WAY more days).  We hit over 300,000 visits to the site in May and, earlier this month published our 1,000th post!  And, every post we have published is still available on the site for your reference, which has made eDiscovery Daily into quite a knowledgebase!  We’re quite proud of that.

Comparing our first three months of existence to now, we have seen traffic on our site grow an amazing 474%!  Our subscriber base has more than tripled in the last three years!  And, as always, we have you to thank for that!  Thanks for making the eDiscoveryDaily blog a regular resource for your eDiscovery news and analysis!  We really appreciate the support!

As many of you know by now, we like to take a look back every six months at some of the important stories and topics during that time.  So, here are some posts over the last six months you may have missed.  Enjoy!

After 2,354 Public Comments, One Major Change to the Proposed Federal Rules: After lots of controversy about Rule 37(e), two subcommittees made significant changes to the rule.  It was amended again later.

Definition of “Electronic Storage” Considered in Invasion of Privacy Lawsuit: There goes the Stored Communications Act again.

Daughter’s Facebook Post Voids $80,000 Settlement: Moral of the story – don’t publicly gloat if your dad has a non-disclosure agreement as part of the settlement.

New California Proposed Opinion Requires eDiscovery Competence: Shouldn’t every state have one on these?

How to “Alert” Yourself to Interesting eDiscovery News and Announcements: Here’s where I get some of my topic ideas.

The Mergers and Acquisitions Keep on Coming: Thanks to Rob Robinson and my boss, Brad Jenkins, you’ll be able to tell the players with or without a scorecard.

Surprisingly Few States Have an Ethics Opinion Regarding Lawyer Cloud Usage: Go figure.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Forms of Production, Don’t Be Afraid to Ask: Leave it to Craig Ball to provide an extremely useful guide.

The Pitfalls of Self-Culling and Image Files: Why having custodians do their own self-collection and culling may be a bad idea.

Want to Craft Better Searches? Use a Dictionary: Without it, you can retrieve too many non-responsive documents or, even worse, miss some important ones.

Are eDiscovery Vendor Fees “Unconscionable”?: This is why it pays to compare rates.

Failure to Preserve Cloud-Based Data Results in Severe Sanction for Defendant: You are still responsible for your Salesforce.com database, even if you don’t store it.

Production from a Provider’s Point of View:  What does an eDiscovery provider need to know when producing your data?  Get answers here and here.

It’s Friday at 5 and I Need Data Processed to Review this Weekend: It might be funnier if it didn’t actually happen sometimes.

When Reviewing and Producing Documents, Don’t Forget the “Mother and Child Reunion”: It’s easy to leave out “family” members of responsive files if you’re not careful.

Unfortunately, we also lost two amazing eDiscovery pioneers in the past few months: Richard G. Braman and Browning Marean.

This is just a sampling of topics that we’ve covered.  Hope you enjoyed them!

For the next two weeks (other than Jane’s Thursday posts), we will be re-publishing a few of our popular posts from the past as I will be on my honeymoon!  While blog editors don’t need as much vacation as US presidents do, we still need a break every once in a while.  🙂

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