eDiscovery Challenges with Slack

eDiscovery Challenges with Slack and MS Teams: eDiscovery Trends

This isn’t just one post, it’s the start of a four-part blog series from Jim Gill of Hanzo on eDiscovery challenges with Slack and MS Teams!

In the first part titled (wait for it!) Ediscovery Challenges with Slack and MS Teams (available here), Jim sets the stage by discussing how the rise of collaboration tools like Slack and MS Teams has brought about new challenges for legal departments.

While these platforms have become the new water cooler in remote workplaces, they pose unique information governance and eDiscovery challenges. This is due to the informal and casual nature of chats on these platforms, which includes the use of emojis, memes, and GIFs, making it difficult to preserve, collect, or produce these messages for legal matters and investigations.


Additionally, the complexity of collaboration data, which spans across multiple channels, adds to the difficulty. Furthermore, the sheer volume of data generated on these platforms has increased exponentially since the pandemic, making it challenging for legal departments to review the messages effectively.

Jim goes on to discuss some specific eDiscovery challenges with Slack and Teams from an information governance and eDiscovery perspective What are they? Find out here – it’s just one more click! Why else would discovery of collaboration app data be the biggest trend of the year three years running? It’s hard! 😮

So, what do you think? What sustainability programs does your organization have to promote ESG?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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