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 […]

Chris Dale reflects on moderating the International Panel at Relativity Fest.  The 2020 speakers included Meribeth Banaschik of EY – Germany, Inés Rubio of BSI – Dublin, Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald – Dublin, Jonathan Armstrong of Cordery – London (and a recent ESI Survival Guide guest) and David Horrigan of Relativity – U.S.

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 […]

In this post, Craig Ball continues to highlight the myriad benefits of native productions. This post right here is the exact reason why Craig’s posts are so useful and information. He posts the full, anonymized text of an actual declaration he made to a federal court on behalf of a Defendant who objected to production in TIFF format with load files.

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 […]