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.
The Speed of Migration of Legal to the Cloud is Debatable: eDiscovery Trends
The Speed of Migration of Legal to the Cloud is Debatable: eDiscovery Trends 1024 682 Doug Austin

How fast is the legal industry moving to the cloud? And, what is holding some law firms back from migrating to the cloud? These and other questions were discussed in a recent online discussion among industry experts.

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FTC Cracks Down on Privacy Shield Posers: Data Privacy Trends
FTC Cracks Down on Privacy Shield Posers: Data Privacy Trends 339 331 Doug Austin

Did you ever wonder what happens if a company falsely claims that they are certified compliant with either the EU-U.S. or Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield framework? Or falsely claims that they are in the process of being certified compliant? Apparently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) gets on their case about it.

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Court Rules Search Terms Overly Broad Under Rule 26 in Convertible Top Patent Case: eDiscovery Case Law
Court Rules Search Terms Overly Broad Under Rule 26 in Convertible Top Patent Case: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Jim Gill

In Webastro Thermo & Comfort v. BesTop, Inc., Michigan Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen ruled in favor of the plaintiff’s protective order, requesting the narrowing of search terms for ESI production in this patent dispute.

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ILTA Women in eDiscovery Interviews Show the Impact Women Make on our Profession: eDiscovery Trends
ILTA Women in eDiscovery Interviews Show the Impact Women Make on our Profession: eDiscovery Trends 403 291 Doug Austin

We’re just a little over a month away from ILTACON 2018, one of the most important conferences every year in the legal technology world. This year’s conference is at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center at National Harbor, MD. CloudNine will be exhibiting at the conference and I will be speaking at the conference! More on that to come later. But, a current series on the ILTA blog about Women in eDiscovery shows that ILTA is about a lot more than the annual ILTACON conference.

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One ALSP Exits, Another Prepares to Enter: eDiscovery Trends
One ALSP Exits, Another Prepares to Enter: eDiscovery Trends 336 341 Doug Austin

The topic of Alternative Legal Services Providers (ALSPs) is always an interesting one, with considerable discussion at this year’s Legaltech® New York conference and my colleague, Tom O’Connor, recently wrote a white paper on the topic for our blog. They can also be somewhat controversial. Looks like one existing ALSP is shutting down, while another one (coming soon) is promoting itself to be “Uber for lawyers”. Hmmm…

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Court Vacates Order Requiring Defendant to Review and Produce as Much as Three Million Emails: eDiscovery Case Law
Court Vacates Order Requiring Defendant to Review and Produce as Much as Three Million Emails: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In Nece v. Quicken Loans, Inc., Florida District Judge Steven D. Merryday sustained the defendant’s objection to an order requiring the defendant to produce all documentation related to do-not-call requests received between September 2012 and June 2013 and also required the plaintiff to move for class certification by April 13.

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In California, Data Privacy Foresight is 2020: Data Privacy Trends
In California, Data Privacy Foresight is 2020: Data Privacy Trends 291 326 Doug Austin

2018 is certainly on its way to becoming the year of data privacy rights for the individual. Barely over a month after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in the European Union, California has passed a new data privacy law which will give consumers the right to obtain data collected about them, the right to request deletion of the data, and the right to direct a business not to sell the information to third parties.

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The Sedona Conference Has You Primed to Learn Best Practices for Handling Social Media: eDiscovery Best Practices
The Sedona Conference Has You Primed to Learn Best Practices for Handling Social Media: eDiscovery Best Practices 428 600 Doug Austin

As Tom O’Connor and I discussed in our webcast last month, handling social media in discovery can be challenging. Now, The Sedona Conference® (TSC) has updated a primer to help with social media issues.

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Learn How eDiscovery Case Law from Earlier This Year Can Guide You in Future Cases: eDiscovery Webcasts
Learn How eDiscovery Case Law from Earlier This Year Can Guide You in Future Cases: eDiscovery Webcasts 532 353 Doug Austin

Legal precedents set by past case law decisions remain one of the best ways to guide lawyers on how to do their job, especially when it relates to eDiscovery best practices. Case law examples help lawyers avoid mistakes made by others, as well as saving time and money for their clients. Are you aware of recent case law decisions related to eDiscovery best practices and what that those decisions mean to your organization?

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At Long Last, Apple v. Samsung is Finally Over: eDiscovery Trends
At Long Last, Apple v. Samsung is Finally Over: eDiscovery Trends 479 270 Doug Austin

Without a doubt, the case that has generated more eDiscovery Daily blog posts than any other over our nearly eight years of existence has been the Apple v. Samsung case. We published at least fifteen posts regarding the case since 2012 and could have easily published more – if there were more notable eDiscovery issues to discuss. Now, finally – quietly – it’s all over.

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