In this post, Greg Buckles extracts some key eDiscovery takeaways from Aryaka’s fifth annual enterprise survey. He goes on to pose an important question to readers: As technology developments accelerate, SaaS applications proliferate, and the data deluge increases, searches for relevant information are becoming more difficult, but shouldn’t they be getting easier?

Greg Buckles comments further on his tech alert regarding issues with M365. He talks about his own extensive experience working with eDiscovery tech developers and service providers, and the evolving role vendors play in addressing glitches in the tools they support.

With Microsoft retiring their Advanced eDiscovery v.1, some related PowerShell cmdlets and soon the Core eDiscovery interface, I asked the Relativity team for a briefing on how these changes might affect my clients using RelativityOne for in-place holds and collections.

As a 30(b)(6) witness for some of my clients, I follow eDiscovery spoliation cases closely. Most of them have little or no ‘teeth’ when a party has even attempted to meet their obligations. It is nice to see a magistrate drop the hammer on a party who appears to have consistently and deliberately tried to […]

I love surveys. Even surveys from Providers that I know are going to be skewed by their customer base. In this case, the 220 respondents (I had to ask Exterro for that number) on their in-house benchmarking survey skewed towards mid-tier to global corporations without a formal eDiscovery team. Wow. Only 4% of respondents said […]

Back in 2014 I wrote a piece on how Avast! pulled personal information from wiped Android phones sold on eBay to demonstrate the dangers of selling off your old smart phone. Now it seems that trading in your iPhone with Apple has not been safe since 2015. The improvements in device encryption may severely limit […]

With the recent release of ephemeral messaging in WhatsApp, Greg Buckles asks a very important question: Are those vanishing messages and attachments generated by employees really gone? Some forensic exploration would certainly help answer shed some light on this inquiry.

Many corporations and smaller businesses took COVID-19 stimulus funds that prevented them from mass furloughs or layoffs until October. That employee protection is about to run out. Hundreds of thousands of workers will log off after receiving the bad news by email or phone. Many of them will walk away with thumb drives full of […]

Normally I dig through the actual ruling language for new eDiscovery caselaw. In this case my former Symantec alumni has written a great summary of the contested discovery protocols. I refrained from quoting his closing four take-aways, but they are worth a read. What caught my interest here was the defendant’s original strategy to use […]