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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.
Now, Wait Just an Internet Minute!: eDiscovery Trends
Now, Wait Just an Internet Minute!: eDiscovery Trends 600 671 Doug Austin

Have I mentioned lately that I love…an infographic? Well, let me mention it again! The past three years, we’ve taken a look at a terrific infographic each year that illustrated what happens within the internet in a typical minute. Last week, the 2019 internet minute graphic came out, so, let’s take a look at what happens in an internet minute in 2019.

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According to Consilio, Strong Majority of Companies are Increasing Investment in Detecting “Bad Behaviors”: eDiscovery Trends
According to Consilio, Strong Majority of Companies are Increasing Investment in Detecting “Bad Behaviors”: eDiscovery Trends 341 341 Doug Austin

As I’ll be discussing in my presentation next week at the University of Florida E-Discovery Conference, there are a lot of reasons why organizations should be focusing a lot more of their eDiscovery efforts on compliance and investigations. Last week, Consilio released the results of a survey that indicates that they appear to be doing just that.

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Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on Legal Technology, Part Six
Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on Legal Technology, Part Six 490 347 Tom O'Connor

So, where do we go from here from a legal technology standpoint? Let’s take a look at some current developments.

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Here’s a Webcast to Learn about Blockchain and How it Impacts Legal Technology: eDiscovery Webcasts
Here’s a Webcast to Learn about Blockchain and How it Impacts Legal Technology: eDiscovery Webcasts 464 265 Doug Austin

Miss our webcasts? We’re back! If you think you’re hearing more and more about blockchain and bitcoin, you’re probably right. Blockchain is even being discussed as having potential application in legal technology and electronic discovery. But, what exactly is it? How does it work? And, how do you need to be prepared to address it as a legal professional? Here’s a webcast that will answer those questions – and more!

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Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on Legal Technology, Part Five
Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on Legal Technology, Part Five 490 347 Tom O'Connor

Sure, those are a couple of great examples and there are a lot of general use cases for blockchain. But, this is also an article about its impact on legal technology and electronic discovery. How does it impact those areas? Let’s take a look.

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The March Toward Technology Competence (and Possibly Predictive Coding Adoption) Continues: eDiscovery Best Practices
The March Toward Technology Competence (and Possibly Predictive Coding Adoption) Continues: eDiscovery Best Practices 462 451 Doug Austin

I know, because it’s “March”, right? :o) Anyway, it’s about time is all I can say. My home state of Texas has finally added its name to the list of states that have adopted the ethical duty of technology competence for lawyers, becoming the 36th state to do so. And, we have a new predictive coding survey to check out.

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Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on Legal Technology, Part Four
Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on Legal Technology, Part Four 490 347 Tom O'Connor

Several actual use case examples may show the actual utility of blockchain. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

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Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on Legal Technology, Part Three
Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on Legal Technology, Part Three 490 347 Tom O'Connor

So, why is blockchain becoming more popular and what advantages are associated with it? And, if it’s so great, why aren’t more people using it? Let’s take a look.

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Court Orders Defendants to Comply with Rule 26(a), Ditch the Boilerplate Objections: eDiscovery Case Law
Court Orders Defendants to Comply with Rule 26(a), Ditch the Boilerplate Objections: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In RightCHOICE Managed Care, Inc. v. Hospital Partners, Inc., Missouri District Judge Greg Kays ordered the discovery defendants to “supplement their initial disclosures so that they comply with Rule 26(a)” (within 14 days) and “either respond to Plaintiffs’ interrogatories and requests for production in good faith or specifically tailor their objections to each question or request”, as well as requiring each discovery defendant to “prepare a statement identifying the steps taken to preserve discoverable information”, among other things.

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Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on Legal Technology, Part Two
Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on Legal Technology, Part Two 490 347 Tom O'Connor

To understand blockchain and bitcoin better, let’s take a look at the background of how they were created and discuss how blockchain works.

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