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Five is Alive! eDiscovery Daily is Five Years Old!

Believe it or not, it has been five years ago yesterday since we launched the eDiscovery Daily blog!

When we launched five years ago on September 20, 2010, we told you to not get “wild” with wildcards and we published our first case law post about a case where the spoliator of data was actually threatened with jail time.  Since then, we’ve published over 418 additional posts about case law, involving more than 275 distinct cases!

Back then, our goal was to be a daily resource for eDiscovery news and analysis and we’ve continued to do so for five years.  If we were a child, we would be ready for kindergarten; if we were a dog, we would be 35 (in dog years).  We’ve had nearly 450,000 visits to the site and have published over 1,250 lifetime posts!  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 866%!  And now, we’re the only publication that is an EDRM Education partner.  As always, we have you to thank for all of that success!  Thanks for making the eDiscovery Daily 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!

Who is investing in eDiscovery Companies?  Here’s who – thanks to Rob Robinson.

Did you know that stolen health records can go for $10 each on the black market?

“Fuzzy” searching can help you find matches you might otherwise miss, but too much “fuzzy” can be a bad thing.

Signature logos can add a lot of overhead to the review process and can comprise 30% or more of an email collection.  Fortunately, there are options to address the issue.

The law firm holding your data may have suffered a breach at some point, but you may not know about it.

Earlier this year, an Arkansas lawyer claimed that he received “Trojans” with his document production from the Fort Smith police department.  And, by “Trojans”, I mean the malware kind, not the other kind.

By the way, unless Congress intervenes, new Federal Rules changes are going into effect this December.

And, if you use CCleaner (aka “Crap” Cleaner) to wipe responsive data off your drive, expect to be sanctioned for it.

This firm marked up reviewer billings over 500% (and that’s not the worst part).

If you need proof that technology assisted review can save money, perhaps this study can help.

Here are two cases on spoliation with the same spoliation claims (and even the same plaintiff), but with different outcomes.  Hmmm.

If you’re going to allow custodians to self-collect documents, you should be prepared to explain the process associated with that self-collection.

Should contract review attorneys receive overtime pay?  Are they actually performing legal work?  This case may set a precedent in that regard.

If you’re going to submit a 2,941 page privilege log, you’d better be able to demonstrate privilege.

Man’s best friend is starting to be used to assist with forensic data collections.

And, I haven’t even mentioned the Houston Astros and Ashley Madison data hacks.  Now I have.

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

Thanks for the interest you’ve shown in the topics!  We will do our best to continue to provide interesting and useful eDiscovery news and analysis.  And, as always, please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic!  On to the next five years!

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