The Challenge Associated with Piecing Together the eDiscovery “Puzzle”, Part 2: eDiscovery Best Practices

The team at Exterro has given me the opportunity to be a guest author on their excellent blog—one that I’ve admired for years!  Over three weeks, I’ll be writing about the challenge of assembling the eDiscovery “puzzle”, which used to primarily consist of emails, Office documents and images of scanned documents, but now also consists of mobile device data, social media data, collaboration/messaging apps data, audio and video files, potentially Internet of Things (IoT) device data and more.  I’ll also take a look at the good news and bad news for several types of ESI, including links to resources to manage that ESI in discovery (when available).

The series is titled Piecing Together the eDiscovery “Puzzle” is More Challenging Than Ever, and, last week, Exterro published part one, which introduced the topic and discussed the social media part of the “puzzle”, here.  This week, I took a look at discovery of mobile devices and messaging/collaboration apps and that Part 2 post is now available here!

Thanks to the team at Exterro for the opportunity to be a guest author on their blog! And, in case you missed it, part 1 of the two-part guest post series from Ron Rambo of Exterro – The Explosion of Organizational Data is at a Tipping Point: Here’s How to Understand What You Have and Mitigate Risk was published this morning on eDiscovery Today here!


Also, I want to thank ACEDS, (especially Deja Miller and Mike Quartararo) along with Mandi Ross and Martin Tully for a terrific webinar today on proportionality! It was great fun and we covered a lot of great topics. If you missed the webinar, don’t worry — you’ll get another chance to view it in a day or so as I will be posting it here!

So, what do you think?  What do you consider to be the biggest challenge in eDiscovery today?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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