Three Challenges with Collaboration

Three Challenges with Collaboration Data and eDiscovery: eDiscovery Trends

In this post Jim Gill of Hanzo discusses (what else?) three challenges with collaboration data and eDiscovery that may affect you!

In the article (Challenges With Collaboration Data And The Ediscovery Process), available here), Jim discusses that while there is a myriad of benefits of these new communication platforms, there are also plenty of downsides, particularly when it comes to data preservation and collection around investigations and litigation.

And that leads to three challenges with collaboration data and eDiscovery that may affect your organization. Here is one of them, per Jim:


“The first challenge has nothing to do with the technology itself, but the behavior it fosters. There is an increased informality with the messages on collaboration platforms. It’s the new water cooler in an increasingly remote workplace. However, Informality can lead employees to be less discreet in their messaging, which could damage an organization’s reputation if those messages were ever to go public. The notion that you should never write anything that you wouldn’t want to be read in court applies to chat the same as it does memos and emails. But when you’re responding with emojis, GIFs, and memes, this becomes harder to remember.”

We saw that in this case for sure! So, what are the other two of three challenges with collaboration data and eDiscovery? Find out here – it’s just one more click! It’s no challenge to find out! 😉

So, what do you think? What challenges with collaboration data has your organization experienced? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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