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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.
Survey Says! Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey Results: eDiscovery Trends
Survey Says! Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey Results: eDiscovery Trends 391 236 Doug Austin

Last week, I discussed the predictive coding survey that Rob Robinson was conducting on his Complex Discovery site (along with the overview of key predictive coding related terms. The results are in and here are some of the findings.

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In California, IoT Device Cybersecurity Foresight is Also 2020, Apparently: Cybersecurity Trends
In California, IoT Device Cybersecurity Foresight is Also 2020, Apparently: Cybersecurity Trends 291 326 Doug Austin

As I noted a couple of months ago, 2018 is certainly on its way to becoming the year of data privacy rights for the individual and, back then, California passed a new data privacy law which will give consumers several rights regarding their personal data (though the California AG doesn’t seem thrilled about it). Now, California is once again poised to take the lead on important new technology policy.

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Despite Carpenter, This Defendant’s Cell Site Location Information is Ruled Admissible: eDiscovery Case Law
Despite Carpenter, This Defendant’s Cell Site Location Information is Ruled Admissible: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In United States v. Pleasant, Pennsylvania District Judge Gerald Austin McHugh ruled that the defendant’s motion to suppress historical cell-site location information associated with his cellular telephone lacked merit, despite the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Carpenter v. United States, because the agents proceeded “by means of a court order issued under a federal statute that had repeatedly withstood Fourth Amendment scrutiny…in good faith under then existing law”.

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University of Florida Brings eDiscovery Teachings to a Chinese University: eDiscovery Best Practices
University of Florida Brings eDiscovery Teachings to a Chinese University: eDiscovery Best Practices 474 145 Doug Austin

Needless to say, eDiscovery is becoming more global than ever and we’ve certainly seen a lot of instances where non-U.S. legal practitioners have to not only better understand U.S. discovery obligations, but also understand the methodologies and technologies associated with managing eDiscovery. One U.S. university recently spent some time bringing some of those teachings to a university in Nanjing, China.

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Houston, We Have an Adverse Inference Finding: eDiscovery Case Law
Houston, We Have an Adverse Inference Finding: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In Hernandez, et al. v. City of Houston, Texas District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt, finding that the defendant “intentionally destroyed” evidence by wiping the hard drives of several custodians no longer employed by the City, determined “that entering an adverse inference finding is appropriate” against the defendant.

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Here’s a Webcast to Help You Prepare for Litigation Before it Happens: eDiscovery Webcasts
Here’s a Webcast to Help You Prepare for Litigation Before it Happens: eDiscovery Webcasts 464 266 Doug Austin

Information Governance (IG) has always been part of the eDiscovery landscape and it has always been important for reducing the population of potentially responsive electronically stored information (ESI) that might be subject to litigation by helping organizations adopt best practices for keeping their information “house in order”. But now with an increased concentration on the two-fold concerns of privacy and security, IG has become more important than ever. Here’s a webcast that can enable you to leverage IG best practices to prepare for litigation before it happens.

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Court Compels Non-Party Insurance Agents to Produce Text Messages in TCPA Case: eDiscovery Case Law
Court Compels Non-Party Insurance Agents to Produce Text Messages in TCPA Case: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In Gould v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, Missouri District Judge Rodney W. Sippel granted the plaintiff’s motion to compel two non-party Farmers Insurance agents to comply with subpoenas and produce documents pertaining to text messages that they allegedly sent to potential customers, rejecting the agents’ argument that compliance with the subpoenas would violate their Fifth Amendment right against compelled, self-incriminating testimony.

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Here’s Another Survey to Check Out on the eDiscovery Uses and Capabilities of Office 365: eDiscovery Best Practices
Here’s Another Survey to Check Out on the eDiscovery Uses and Capabilities of Office 365: eDiscovery Best Practices 614 445 Doug Austin

A survey a day keeps the…blog posts written! Yesterday, we covered the survey on Rob Robinson’s Complex Discovery site regarding predictive coding technologies and protocols. Today, here is another survey worth participating in regarding the use of Microsoft Office 365’s eDiscovery capabilities.

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If You’re an eDiscovery Professional Interested in Predictive Coding, Here is a Site You May Want to Check Out: eDiscovery Trends
If You’re an eDiscovery Professional Interested in Predictive Coding, Here is a Site You May Want to Check Out: eDiscovery Trends 341 338 Doug Austin

On his Complex Discovery site, Rob Robinson does a great job of analyzing trends in the eDiscovery industry and often uses surveys to gauge sentiment within the industry for things like industry business confidence. Now, Rob is proving and overview and conducting a survey regarding predictive coding technologies and protocols for representatives of leading eDiscovery providers that should prove interesting.

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The Battle to Recognize Bloggers at ILTACON: eDiscovery Trends
The Battle to Recognize Bloggers at ILTACON: eDiscovery Trends 339 339 Doug Austin

If you attended ILTACON last month, you probably enjoyed another great conference. But, behind the scenes, the show hit a few bumps, especially for the blogger community. Oh, and the CEO left before the show too.

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