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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.
DOS and DON’TS of a 30(b)(6) Witness Deposition, Part Two
DOS and DON’TS of a 30(b)(6) Witness Deposition, Part Two 343 259 Tom O'Connor

Notice that the rule requires simply that the responding party must designate someone to testify on behalf of the business entity and not that the requesting party can specify the identity or even the position in the organization of the witness. We’ll discuss these and other initial considerations today.

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Craig Ball is “That Guy” Who Keeps Us Up to Date on Mobile eDiscovery Trends: eDiscovery Best Practices
Craig Ball is “That Guy” Who Keeps Us Up to Date on Mobile eDiscovery Trends: eDiscovery Best Practices 310 447 Doug Austin

So many topics, so little time (again). In our webcast about millennials and their impact on eDiscovery last week, Tom O’Connor and I spent a lot of time talking about how millennials are quick to embrace new technology and certainly there have been few technology areas of growth like mobile device use. They’re everywhere and used by (seemingly) everybody and used (seemingly) all day long. Texts are the new emails, which means they have considerable importance from an eDiscovery perspective. So, who should you go to if you want to stay apprised of mobile eDiscovery trends? Craig Ball is “that guy”.

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DOS and DON’TS of a 30(b)(6) Witness Deposition
DOS and DON’TS of a 30(b)(6) Witness Deposition 343 259 Tom O'Connor

30(b)(6) depositions are a large part of many eDiscovery matters with many considerations about how to work with a witness, get the proper information and best practices for framing and answering questions. This series will look at the DOS and DON’TS of 30(b)(6) witness depositions in terms of preparation and execution.

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Nine is Divine! eDiscovery Daily is (Cloud)Nine Years Old!
Nine is Divine! eDiscovery Daily is (Cloud)Nine Years Old! 400 400 Doug Austin

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!

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Don’t Get “Wild” with Wildcards: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays
Don’t Get “Wild” with Wildcards: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays 406 560 Doug Austin

A while ago, I provided search strategy assistance to a client that had already agreed upon several searches with opposing counsel. One search related to mining activities, so the attorney decided to use a wildcard of “min*” to retrieve variations like “mine”, “mines” and “mining”. That one search retrieved over 300,000 files with hits. Why? Let’s take a look.

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Today’s Webcast Will Show You How to Think Like a Millennial When Addressing eDiscovery Needs: eDiscovery Webcasts
Today’s Webcast Will Show You How to Think Like a Millennial When Addressing eDiscovery Needs: eDiscovery Webcasts 464 264 Doug Austin

As we learned in Tom O’Connor’s recent five part blog series, millennials may be changing eDiscovery (depending on your point of view). Regardless, eDiscovery is changing and millennials may be a BIG part of that change. TODAY’S webcast will help you think like a millennial to address your eDiscovery needs.

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The Cat and Mouse Game Between Data Privacy Regulators and Online Advertisers: Data Privacy Trends
The Cat and Mouse Game Between Data Privacy Regulators and Online Advertisers: Data Privacy Trends 565 471 Doug Austin

You didn’t think companies that make a lot of their revenue in online advertising were going to just roll over when Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was enacted to protect personal information, did you? Apparently not, as this article discusses.

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Appellate Court Vacates Order Allowing Plaintiff’s Expert Access to Defendant’s ESI Prior to Privilege Determination: eDiscovery Case Law
Appellate Court Vacates Order Allowing Plaintiff’s Expert Access to Defendant’s ESI Prior to Privilege Determination: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In Crosmun v. Trustees of Fayetteville Technical Community College, the Court of Appeals of North Carolina, holding that the trial court abused its discretion by compelling production through a protocol that provided the plaintiffs’ expert with direct access to potentially privileged information and precluded reasonable efforts by Defendants to avoid waiving any privilege, vacated the order and remand for further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion.

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It’s Friday the 13th! So, What’s Worse – Jason or Last Minute Votes on CCPA Amendments?: Data Privacy Trends
It’s Friday the 13th! So, What’s Worse – Jason or Last Minute Votes on CCPA Amendments?: Data Privacy Trends 608 507 Doug Austin

OK, today is the day that spawned a whole series of horror movies that have been a part of the Hollywood lexicon for nearly forty years now. But the decisions being made in California this week could impact data privacy considerations for…well, who knows how long? So, which is worse? Depends on your point of view, I guess.

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Searching for Email Addresses Can Have Lots of Permutations Too: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays
Searching for Email Addresses Can Have Lots of Permutations Too: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays 315 338 Doug Austin

Last week, we discussed the various permutations of names of individuals to include in your searching for a more complete result set, as well as the benefits of proximity searching (broader than a phrase search, more precise than an AND search) to search for names of individuals. Another way to identify documents associated with individuals is through their email addresses. Let’s take a look.

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