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.
Thinking Like a Millennial: How Millennials are Changing Discovery, Part Five
Thinking Like a Millennial: How Millennials are Changing Discovery, Part Five 482 406 Tom O'Connor

The favorite tools of millennials are in use now. We know them. We are trying to adjust to them. But perhaps the problem is not the tools. We must acknowledge the cultural shift in work flows and communication methods influenced by millennials as more employees work remotely, including from home, than ever before. Then we must be prepared to design eDiscovery tools to deal with these changes.

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ILTACON is One Month Away. And, I’m Speaking – Twice!: eDiscovery Trends
ILTACON is One Month Away. And, I’m Speaking – Twice!: eDiscovery Trends 571 301 Doug Austin

Hard to believe, but we’re just one month away from ILTACON 2019, being held this year at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando August 18-22. CloudNine will be at the conference in a big way again this year. And, so will I, as I will be speaking not just once, but twice at this year’s conference!

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Thinking Like a Millennial: How Millennials are Changing Discovery, Part Four
Thinking Like a Millennial: How Millennials are Changing Discovery, Part Four 482 406 Tom O'Connor

So, what does all this mean for the legal space and eDiscovery in particular? Let’s take a look at how millennials are now redefining the office.

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Move Over Google, Here May Be Your New Largest GDPR Fine: Data Privacy Trends
Move Over Google, Here May Be Your New Largest GDPR Fine: Data Privacy Trends 219 284 Doug Austin

Now, we’re talking some serious money! In January, we covered the first big fine for failing to comply with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when France’s data protection regulator, the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL), issued a €50 million fine (about $56.8 million) fine to Google for failing to comply with GDPR. Now, we have a new fine being proposed which is more than four times that amount.

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Thinking Like a Millennial: How Millennials are Changing Discovery, Part Three
Thinking Like a Millennial: How Millennials are Changing Discovery, Part Three 482 406 Tom O'Connor

So, where do we learn more about this new generation? Let’s take a look at their voting patterns and what appeals to them from a marketing standpoint.

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Thinking Like a Millennial: How Millennials are Changing Discovery, Part Two
Thinking Like a Millennial: How Millennials are Changing Discovery, Part Two 482 406 Tom O'Connor

Well first, let’s ask, what exactly is a millennial? Are they really, as often stated, misunderstood job jumpers who have taken control of both the workplace and economy? And, how do they differ from other generations? Let’s take a look.

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Chain, Chain, Chain – Chain of Custody: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays
Chain, Chain, Chain – Chain of Custody: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays 530 519 Doug Austin

Here’s our latest blog post in our Throwback Thursdays series where we are revisiting some of the eDiscovery best practice posts we have covered over the years and discuss whether any of those recommended best practices have changed since we originally covered them. Chain of custody tracking is as important as ever. But technology has helped us out here with some mechanisms to automate the delivery of files. Let’s take a look.

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Here’s a Webcast to Learn About Key eDiscovery Case Law in 2019 (so far) and How it Affects You: eDiscovery Webcasts
Here’s a Webcast to Learn About Key eDiscovery Case Law in 2019 (so far) and How it Affects You: eDiscovery Webcasts 532 353 Doug Austin

The appearance of the shark can only mean one thing – it’s time for our eDiscovery case week on The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week! So far, 2019 has been another interesting year with notable and important case law decisions related to eDiscovery best practices. What do you need to know about the cases to avoid mistakes made by others and save time and money for your clients? Here’s a webcast where you can catch up on these cases and find out what they mean to you!

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Thinking Like a Millennial: How Millennials are Changing Discovery
Thinking Like a Millennial: How Millennials are Changing Discovery 482 406 Tom O'Connor

I was asked to tackle this topic after a question in a recent webinar. It seems to imply that millennials are or will be using some forms of technology that will present significant challenges to ESI preservation and production as the member of that social group enter the work force. In this series, we will take a look at millennials, how they differ from previous generations, the impact of millennials on legal technology and eDiscovery and provide some conclusions and recommendations for how to address that impact in your eDiscovery practices.

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Will CCPA Be a “Dumpster Fire” for Those Trying to Comply? Here are 10 Reasons it Might Be: Data Privacy Trends
Will CCPA Be a “Dumpster Fire” for Those Trying to Comply? Here are 10 Reasons it Might Be: Data Privacy Trends 658 415 Doug Austin

We’re less than six months away from the scheduled start of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) on January 1, 2020. So, what are the law’s prospects when it goes into effect next year? According to one article, there are ten reasons why CCPA is going to be a “dumpster fire” when it goes into effect next year.

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