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Nine is Divine! eDiscovery Daily is (Cloud)Nine Years Old!

Our “nine clouds” logo is making a one-day comeback!  If you read our blog yesterday, you probably noticed that our Throwback Thursday post was from the day eDiscovery Daily was launched.  That was nine years ago today!

We launched nine years ago on September 20, 2010.  Back then, we told you to not get “wild” with wildcards (and repeated that message yesterday).  And, we published our first case law post about a case where the spoliator of data was actually threatened with jail time –  our first of 701 posts about case law to date, covering more than 540 distinct cases!  We’ve published over 2,269 lifetime posts, and every post is still available on the site for your reference.  We’ve been around for so long and published so much, we don’t even bother with the six month milestones anymore!

And, 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 – you make us feel like we’re on CloudNine!

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

Here’s an evidence story that only a word geek like me can appreciate.

How many states have Security Breach Notification Laws? You might be surprised.

When does a party fight NOT to have a claim against them dismissed?  When they think it keeps their sanction possibility alive – at least in this case.

Phishing emails can be so deceiving these days.  Here’s an example of one and what you can do about them.

Do you still use the Enron data set for testing?  Maybe you shouldn’t.

Should a judge accept a Facebook friend request from a litigant?  Maybe not always.

If you’re going to fire your IT guy, you might want to change the passwords on your servers.  All 23 of them.

Significant spoliation sanctions may be more difficult to get now, but “it’s never over ‘til it’s over” as this case shows.

Just because you have a Motion to Dismiss pending doesn’t mean you can stay discovery until it’s decided.

Why do hackers hack?  For the money, of course.

Here’s a “cautionary tale about how not to conduct discovery in federal court”.  ‘Nuff said.

How many times do you have to spoliate ESI before you receive case termination sanctions?  In this case, more than three.

There are plenty of reasons that organizations experience a data breach: unpatched vulnerabilities in your software is only the latest one to worry about.

Not since Clubber Lang predicted “pain” in Rocky III has the state of legal tech consolidation seen such “carnage”.

Data privacy fines keep going up.  This proposed fine was for $230 million.  This one was approved for more than 20 times that.

If you keep track of Hollywood news, you probably already know this story.  But, you may not know the eDiscovery significance of the Kevin Spacey harassment cases.

Here are some of my observations regarding this year’s ILTACON conference using the theme of the classic spaghetti western The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

Sure, we’ve been talking a lot the past couple of years about GDPR and CCPA.  But, “COPPA” just cost YouTube and Google $170 million.

In this case regarding spoliation of cell phone data, the judge recommended that the intent to deprive question be left up to the jury.  So did this one.

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, cybersecurity and data privacy 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 10 years!  Do it again at ten!  :o)

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