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.
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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Fall 2019 Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey Results: eDiscovery Trends
Fall 2019 Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey Results: eDiscovery Trends 391 236 Doug Austin

So many topics, so little time! Rob Robinson published the latest Predictive Coding and Technologies and Protocols Survey on his excellent ComplexDiscovery site last week, but this is the first chance I’ve had to cover it. The results are in and here are some of the findings in the largest response group for this survey yet.

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Another Case Where Intent to Deprive is Put in the Hands of the Jury: eDiscovery Case Law
Another Case Where Intent to Deprive is Put in the Hands of the Jury: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In Woods v. Scissons, Arizona Chief District Judge G. Murray Snow granted in part and denied in part the plaintiff’s motion for sanctions for spoliation of video footage of an arrest incident involving the plaintiff and the defendant (a police officer with the Prescott Police Department), ruling that non-party City of Prescott violated a duty to preserve evidence of the alleged incident, but that the question of intent should be submitted to the jury to determine appropriate sanctions.

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Forget CCPA. COPPA Just Cost YouTube and Google $170 Million: Cybersecurity Trends
Forget CCPA. COPPA Just Cost YouTube and Google $170 Million: Cybersecurity Trends 346 270 Doug Austin

Sure, we’ve been talking a lot the past couple of years about Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enacted in May 2018 and we’ve already seen one big fine here and another huge potential fine here. And, we’ve been talking for over a year now about the California Consumer Privacy Act, which is scheduled to take effect next January 1st. But, have we talked about “COPPA”? Not, till now. But, “COPPA” just cost YouTube and Google $170 million.

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