This Year’s Halloween Themed eDiscovery Blog Post is Infectious.

Too soon?  Maybe you’re right.  It is a day early.  But, tomorrow is Halloween!  This is my eleventh(!) year (first on this blog) to identify stories to try to “scare” you with tales of eDiscovery, data privacy and cybersecurity horrors because it is, after all, an eDiscovery blog.  Let’s see how I do this year.  Gee, I hope somebody sees this!

Does this scare you?

Can a grandmother post pictures of her grandkids on Facebook?  This court says no.

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What about this?

Gee, what data didn’t these defendants spoliate?  No wonder they got a terminating sanction.  These defendants got that too and also a permanent injunction.

Or this?

Want to set a police car on fire?  Maybe you shouldn’t leave an Etsy review.


How about this?

The court won’t go “where angels fear to tread”.  Until it sorta did in the next case.

Or maybe this?

Hey Europe!  Maybe next time, you should ask Mr. Schrems what he thinks.

Have you considered this?

Getting divorced?  Better authenticate the evidence your soon-to-be-ex presents.

Finally, how about this?

This is why the phrase “give me back my data!” is seven times more likely to be uttered this year.

As for me, this one scares me.  Personally, it really screwed me over.

Scary, huh?  If the possibility of fines for Facebook pictures of your grandkids, terminating sanctions for not preserving your data, potentially inconsistent rulings on search terms or having to pay a ransom to get your company’s data back doesn’t scare you, then eDiscovery Today will do its best to provide useful information and best practices to enable you to relax and sleep soundly, even on Halloween!

Of course, if you seriously want to get into the spirit of Halloween and be terrified, check out this video.  Because on Halloween, you never know what you’re going to get.

What do you think?  Is there a particular eDiscovery issue that scares you?  Please share your comments and let us know if you’d like more information on a particular topic.

Happy Halloween!

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