2023 Trends for Collaboration Data

2023 Trends for Collaboration Data eDiscovery: eDiscovery Trends

Jim Gill of Hanzo notes it’s the time of the year for predictions, so here are Hanzo’s 2023 trends for collaboration data eDiscovery!

In the article (Trends for Collaboration Data Ediscovery in 2023, available here), Jim discusses (wait for it!) 2023 trends for collaboration data eDiscovery! Here’s one of them:

Data Sources Outside the Norm


New data sources should probably make the list every year, but the shift that is taking place now is slightly different than we’ve seen in the past. New messaging platforms like Slack and Teams have been the talk of the town when it comes to new data over the past few years, and while there are still many ediscovery challenges around that type of data, they are no longer the new kids on the block and have become a fairly regular part of the ediscovery workflow.

What has emerged as a new challenge is collecting data from other SaaS collaboration applications like Jira, Confluence, Asana, and Salesforce. Reports have shown that an average enterprise might be using up to 200 different SaaS applications at one time. And with a 60% yearly churn rate, the number of applications that are being adopted and then replaced by something new creates challenges when it comes to understanding your organization’s data landscape.

But more than that is the challenge of collecting data and metadata from these sources. There is often an export function of some sort, but it doesn’t capture the interface which itself often holds data and context to understanding data. Screenshots have been used to supplement these raw data exports, but they don’t always effectively fit the rules for best evidence.

So as we see more data from these sources requested for discovery, legal teams will need to find solutions to easily collect the data and metadata from the ever-changing SaaS datascape.


So, what are the other expected 2023 trends for collaboration data eDiscovery? You’ll have to read his blog post here to find out! It’s just one more click! 😉

So, what do you think? What do you think will happen this year in collaboration data eDiscovery? 410 of you already expressed your thoughts here! Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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