eDiscovery Daily Blog

In addition to its software and professional services, CloudNine also provides extensive education to eDiscovery practitioners as highlighted by its publication of the eDiscovery Daily Blog. Authored and edited by industry expert Doug Austin, the eDiscovery Daily is the go-to resource for thousands of eDiscovery and eDisclosure professionals seeking to keep up with the latest news and case law in the world of digital discovery.
EDRM Announces New Global Advisory Council: eDiscovery Trends
EDRM Announces New Global Advisory Council: eDiscovery Trends 255 76 Doug Austin

After announcing five new projects last week, EDRM is back with another announcement this week, announcing its complete 2020 Global Advisory Council! And, it’s an impressive list of experts and thought leaders! And, I get to be on it too! ;o)

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Two Out of Three Companies Haven’t Reviewed Their Breach Preparedness Plans: Cybersecurity Trends
Two Out of Three Companies Haven’t Reviewed Their Breach Preparedness Plans: Cybersecurity Trends 436 281 Doug Austin

The singer Meat Loaf (real name Marvin Lee Aday) had a song once called Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad. Well, in this case, it is. According to a new study, many companies haven’t updated their data breach plans since developing them, report a lack of adequate employee training on data protection, and still haven’t figured out how to guard cloud services and mobile devices.

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EDRM Announces Five New Projects: eDiscovery Best Practices
EDRM Announces Five New Projects: eDiscovery Best Practices 255 76 Doug Austin

Did anybody doubt that EDRM under the leadership of Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad was going to be doing BIG things? If you did doubt it, here’s an announcement that signals that EDRM will be busy creating and improving frameworks, resources and standards within the eDiscovery community.

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Top Ten Tips for Working with eDiscovery: eDiscovery Best Practices
Top Ten Tips for Working with eDiscovery: eDiscovery Best Practices 337 341 Doug Austin

I stumbled across a post in our blog that Tom O’Connor did over a year ago to conclude his series titled Will Lawyers Ever Embrace Technology? As usual, Tom did a great job and, in this post, he offered his top ten tips for working with eDiscovery. Tom provided a top ten list terrific enough to make David Letterman proud, but I thought the list could use some additions – in the form of links to resources for the items. Here goes!

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The Sedona Conference Has an Updated Glossary (Again): eDiscovery Best Practices
The Sedona Conference Has an Updated Glossary (Again): eDiscovery Best Practices 428 600 Doug Austin

Just when I need a topic for a Monday, The Sedona Conference® (TSC) delivers! Last Friday, TSC and its Technology Resource Panel announced the publication of The Sedona Conference Glossary, eDiscovery & Digital Information Management, Fifth Edition.

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Whee! Here’s the First Salary Survey from Women in eDiscovery!: eDiscovery Trends
Whee! Here’s the First Salary Survey from Women in eDiscovery!: eDiscovery Trends 403 291 Doug Austin

Earlier this week, Women in eDiscovery (WiE) announced the results of its first ever salary survey! Let’s take a look.

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Plaintiff Tells Defendant “File Motion to Compel”, Defendant Does and Wins: eDiscovery Case Law
Plaintiff Tells Defendant “File Motion to Compel”, Defendant Does and Wins: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In White v. Relay Res. & Gen. Servs. Admin., Washington District Judge John C. Coughenour granted the defendant’s motion to compel, requiring the plaintiff to provide documents responsive to the defendant’s requests for production, provide the information requested in each interrogatory and provide initial disclosures and that “[f]ailing to provide this information may result in sanctions under Rule 37, including dismissal of the matter.”

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Here’s a Terrific Listing of eDiscovery Workstream Processes and Tasks: eDiscovery Best Practices
Here’s a Terrific Listing of eDiscovery Workstream Processes and Tasks: eDiscovery Best Practices 346 351 Doug Austin

Let’s face it – workflows and workstreams in eDiscovery are as varied as organizations that conduct eDiscovery itself. Every organization seems to do it a little bit differently, with a different combination of tasks, methodologies and software solutions than anyone else. But, could a lot of organizations improve their eDiscovery workstreams? Sure. Here’s a resource (that you probably already know well) which could help them do just that.

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FBI Says Half of $3.5 Billion Cyber Losses in 2019 Were Due to Business Email Scams: Cybersecurity Trends
FBI Says Half of $3.5 Billion Cyber Losses in 2019 Were Due to Business Email Scams: Cybersecurity Trends 551 411 Doug Austin

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reported that it received over 460,000 internet and cyber-crime complaints in 2019, which the agency estimates caused losses of more than $3.5 billion, the bureau wrote in its yearly internet crime report released earlier this month. And, about half of that is due to BEC (Business Email Compromise), aka EAC (Email Account Compromise) crimes, which are sophisticated scams targeting businesses and individuals performing wire transfer payments.

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Is Your Ability to Stay Current with eDiscovery in “Jeopardy”? Check Out This Conference: eDiscovery Best Practices
Is Your Ability to Stay Current with eDiscovery in “Jeopardy”? Check Out This Conference: eDiscovery Best Practices 183 185 Doug Austin

I mentioned it a few weeks ago, but (believe it or not) we’re now only about 3 1/2 weeks away from the eighth year for the University of Florida E-Discovery Conference. And, as usual, the panel of speakers is an absolute who’s who in eDiscovery.

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