The Challenge Associated with Piecing Together the eDiscovery “Puzzle”, Part 3: 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, the last two weeks, Exterro published part one, which introduced the topic and discussed the social media part of the “puzzle” and part two, which took a look at discovery of mobile devices and messaging/collaboration apps.  Yesterday, Exterro published part three, which takes a look at audio and video files, Internet of Things (IoT) device data and provides a conclusion to the series.  Did we solve the puzzle?  You’ll have to click to find out!*  😉

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 last week on eDiscovery Today here.  Part two will be published this afternoon!


Also, just a reminder that today, EDRM will host the webcast Important eDiscovery Case Law Decisions for July 2020 at 1:00pm ET (12:00pm CT, 10:00am PT).  In this webinar, you’ll learn about key cases related to potential sanctions for spoliation of electronically stored information (ESI), as well as key cases related to data privacy and rights of litigants in civil and criminal cases from me, Mary Mack and Tom O’Connor.  To register for the webinar, click on the link above, then scroll down to the list of webinars and click the “Upcoming” tab, then scroll down within that tab to find this webinar and click to register for it.  Don’t miss it!

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.

* – Or just look closely at the picture above… 😉

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