Five Slack Challenges

Five Slack Challenges in eDiscovery: eDiscovery Best Practices

You might think that everyone has solved discovery of Slack data, but this week’s post from Jim Gill of Hanzo discusses five Slack challenges in eDiscovery!

In the article 5 Ediscovery Challenges For Slack Data and How Technology Can Help, Jim discusses five Slack challenges in eDiscovery and how technology can help (duh!). Here’s one of them:

Emoji Are Here to Stay


Once you have the context problem solved, you have to deal with the issue of emoji, which can change the tone of the message text or carry a different meaning altogether than what they literally represent.

Adding to the emoji challenge is the sheer number of them to keep up with. According to a 2019 article in the Wall Street Journal, Slack contained 26 million emoji (at that time), with one enterprise Slack client creating more than 50,000 custom emoji in their system. Needless to say, this could pose quite a challenge should this data be needed during litigation.

So, what are the other four of five Slack challenges in eDiscovery? You’ll have to read his blog post here to find out! It’s just one more click!

Webinar alert! Hanzo is conducting its next installment in its Luminary Series (How Recent Regulatory Rulings Are Shaping Compliance) tomorrow at 1pm ET! This installment will feature a discussion with former United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey, Ron Hedges, who is a Senior Counsel with Dentons.


In this Luminary Chat with Jim and Judge Hedges, you’ll learn:

  • How settlement agreements entered by the Federal Trade Commission have shaped compliance policy
  • Two approaches to cybersecurity best practices
  • Which standards are deemed reasonable under the New York Shield Act
  • Compliance Guidelines of the US Department of Justice

Find out more here about the webinar, then register!

So, what do you think? How are you leveraging technology to address Slack in eDiscovery? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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