Hyperlinking to Cloud-Based Files May Be the Biggest Looming Issue in eDiscovery: eDiscovery Trends

This week’s blog post for IPRO’s blog is about hyperlinking to cloud-based files.  When I think of the evolution of discoverable sources of ESI in eDiscovery today, one rule of thumb for what I consider to be likely sources is by considering my own business practices and those of my colleagues.  For example, it has become common for many people to communicate with colleagues via text messages and collaboration apps, so I consider those as routinely discoverable sources in most cases today.

Another way in which sources of ESI have begun to evolve is the increased hyperlinking to cloud-based files in lieu of attaching files within emails and other communications.  And this is becoming a big “can of worms” to address in eDiscovery workflows.

So, what’s causing the increased hyperlinking to cloud-based files?  What does it mean from an eDiscovery standpoint?  Is there any relevant case law on the topic?  Hint: yes!  And what should you do about it?  You can find out on Ipro’s blog here. 😉  It’s just one more click!


So, what do you think?  Are you seeing hyperlinking to cloud-based files in your eDiscovery collections?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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