Collaborative chat platforms like Slack and Teams have forever changed the way we communicate in the workplace, which means they have also changed how we conduct eDiscovery. This article written by ProSearch discusses 7 Slack best practices to make eDiscovery easier.
The article in Legaltech® News (The Slack Explosion: 7 Best Practices That Will Make Future E-Discovery Easier, written by Elizabeth Pollock-King of ProSearch) discusses 7 Slack best practices to make eDiscovery easier (duh!). Here’s one of them.
Implement Policies around the Usage of Chat Platforms
If your organization is going to use collaborative chat platforms like Slack, you need to have clear policies governing how your employees use them. Left to their own devices, more tech-savvy users will start to integrate outside apps into Slack and bring in large volumes of additional data. Usage policies aren’t about the formality of communications, but about outlining how users should apply these tools so as not to open the door to unnecessary data and potential vulnerabilities.
That’s just one of the 7 Slack best practices to make eDiscovery easier and it’s important to implement the best practices as soon as possible – before you need to discover that data.
This article is the conclusion of a two-part series written by Elizabeth Pollock-King of ProSearch. A few weeks ago, Legaltech® News published the first part, which discussed the challenges presented by chat data. Check it out too; in fact, check it out first! You have to understand the challenges before you can understand why you need the best practices!
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