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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.
Mobile Collection: It’s Not Just for iPhones Anymore, Part Four
Mobile Collection: It’s Not Just for iPhones Anymore, Part Four 222 424 Tom O'Connor

Android phones are market leaders both here in the US and worldwide and offer corporate archiving solutions that are second to none. So, why is that important? Let’s take a look.

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Court Rules on Status of “Functional Employee, Declines Sanctions as Premature: eDiscovery Case Law
Court Rules on Status of “Functional Employee, Declines Sanctions as Premature: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In Digital Mentor, Inc. v. Ovivo USA, LLC, Washington District Judge Richard A. Jones granted in part and denied in part the defendant’s motion to compel, ruling that the plaintiff had not shown that a consultant to the plaintiff met the criterion of being considered a “functional employee” for which all communications with the plaintiff could be considered privileged, but denying the defendant’s request for preclusion sanctions, determining those to be “premature”.

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Mobile Collection: It’s Not Just for iPhones Anymore, Part Three
Mobile Collection: It’s Not Just for iPhones Anymore, Part Three 222 424 Tom O'Connor

How important are Android devices in the world today? And, what can you do to preserve them? Let’s take a look.

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Special Master Declines to Order Defendant to Use TAR, Rules on Other Search Protocol Disputes: eDiscovery Case Law
Special Master Declines to Order Defendant to Use TAR, Rules on Other Search Protocol Disputes: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In the case In re Mercedes-Benz Emissions Litig., Special Master Dennis Cavanaugh (U.S.D.J., Ret.) issued an order and opinion stating that he would not compel defendants to use technology assisted review (TAR), and instead adopted the search term protocol negotiated by the parties, with three areas of dispute resolved by his ruling.

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Mobile Collection: It’s Not Just for iPhones Anymore, Part Two
Mobile Collection: It’s Not Just for iPhones Anymore, Part Two 222 424 Tom O'Connor

As I mentioned in the Introduction, Craig Ball has provided a lot of terrific information regarding preservation and collection of data from mobile devices. These are terrific resources that everyone who deals with discovery of mobile devices should be aware of. Let’s take a look.

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Love Our Blog? The Blog Loves You Too!: eDiscovery Love Story
Love Our Blog? The Blog Loves You Too!: eDiscovery Love Story 187 169 Doug Austin

It’s Valentine’s Day, which means it’s a great day to talk about love! But, this is an eDiscovery blog, so let me take this opportunity to “spread some love” to all of you who read the blog every day (or at least many days) and help spread that love to others!

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Mobile Collection: It’s Not Just for iPhones Anymore
Mobile Collection: It’s Not Just for iPhones Anymore 222 424 Tom O'Connor

Most of the talk about retrieving data from mobile devices has centered on iPhones and other Apple devices. And no small reason for that is that most of the discussion on the topic has come from Craig Ball, who is, like many attorneys, an Apple guy. But, iPhones are not the only mobile devices for which data collection is necessary. In fact, they’re not even the most popular devices – by far. In this series, we’ll talk about mobile collection considerations not just for iPhones, but also for the most popular mobile operating system in the world.

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How Long Will it Take to Crack Your Password?: Cybersecurity Trends
How Long Will it Take to Crack Your Password?: Cybersecurity Trends 526 525 Doug Austin

Have I mentioned lately how much I love an infographic? Well, I do. And this latest infographic that I have come across – from a Facebook friend who is also a colleague nonetheless – is a great one to note when considering your own passwords.

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Observations about Legaltech 2020 from Attendees, Part Two: eDiscovery Trends
Observations about Legaltech 2020 from Attendees, Part Two: eDiscovery Trends 414 336 Doug Austin

As I’ve done the past four years, I reached out to several Legaltech attendees (some of whom I met with during the show) to get their thoughts and impressions of this year’s show. We had so many people respond that I decided to split their feedback into two posts. Yesterday was the first half, here are the remaining observations. And, no, I didn’t split this into two posts just so I could save myself another day of writing, my observations are at the bottom of this post. ;o)

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Observations about Legaltech 2020 from Attendees: eDiscovery Trends
Observations about Legaltech 2020 from Attendees: eDiscovery Trends 414 336 Doug Austin

Once again, we’ve completed another Legaltech New York (LTNY). So, what did attendees at the conference think about this year’s show? Let’s take a look.

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