eDiscovery Daily Blog

In addition to its software and professional services, CloudNine also provides extensive education to eDiscovery practitioners as highlighted by its publication of the eDiscovery Daily Blog. Authored and edited by industry expert Doug Austin, the eDiscovery Daily is the go-to resource for thousands of eDiscovery and eDisclosure professionals seeking to keep up with the latest news and case law in the world of digital discovery.
Training Snapshot: Proximity Searching from CloudNine
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A snapshot demonstration of the process and syntax required to perform proximity searches within CloudNine to locate responsive terms that are not only in the same document, but close to each other without having to be in an exact phrase.

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No Sanctions for Failing to Preserve Cell Phone Records and Call Logs: eDiscovery Case Law
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In Dotson, et al. v. Edmonson, et. al., Louisiana District Judge Susie Morgan denied the plaintiff’s motion in limine seeking sanctions for spoliation of evidence, finding that the plaintiff had “not met his burden of establishing that the Trooper Defendants had a duty to preserve” cell phone records and call logs from the evening of October 7, 2015 from Louisiana State Police (LSP) issued cell phones that were used that night by LSP officers during an undercover operation, or that their destruction of the evidence was intentional.

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Don’t Panic, but the Countdown is on and GDPR is Coming!: Data Privacy Trends
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I have a “panic button” on my desk. Are you panicking about the upcoming Europe General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) yet? If so, read this post.

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Webcast: Understanding eDiscovery in Criminal Cases (March 21, 2018)
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Criminal cases have long been thought of as an arena devoid of electronic discovery issues. But attorneys who regularly handle criminal cases know that’s not the case. So, are there any guidelines and best practices for handling eDiscovery in criminal cases? This CLE-approved* webcast session will take a look at the history of the development of standards and highlight specific issues of importance regarding eDiscovery in criminal matters.

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Only 53 Percent of Surveyed Security Officers Are Confident in Security of Data by Third Parties: Cybersecurity Trends
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A recently issued report provides an interesting look at how Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and others responsible for security are addressing the challenges in today’s cybersecurity climate.

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No Sanctions for Failing to Preserve Videos and Photos of Prisoner Accident: eDiscovery Case Law
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In Hernandez v. Tulare Cnty. Correction Center, et al., the California Magistrate Judge denied the plaintiff’s motion for sanctions, ruling that the defendants did not act with the intent to deprive there was no prejudice to the plaintiff from loss of videos and photos of an accident suffered by the plaintiff, a state prisoner at the defendant’s correctional facility.

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For a More Complete and Accurate Review, Be Persistent: eDiscovery Best Practices
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Manual document review can be prone to error. It’s easy to miss highly relevant documents or privileged documents if you fail to spot the terms that cause them to be identified as highly relevant documents or privileged. To help spot those terms, you have to be “persistent”. And, there’s a new review of CloudNine that you might want to check out!

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Training Snapshot: Persistent Highlighting from CloudNine
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A snapshot demonstration of the process required to set up and view persistent highlight terms within CloudNine to ensure important terms are always highlighted during review, regardless of search criteria.

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Nobody Doesn’t Like Terminating Sanctions for Fabrication of Text Messages: eDiscovery Case Law
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In Lee v. Trees, Inc., Oregon Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta granted the defendants’ motion for terminating sanctions where the plaintiff was found to have manufactured text messages to support her claims of sexual harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

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“Master” the Love – Today and on February 28th: eDiscovery Trends
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you’re all feeling the love today! Speaking of feeling the love, we’re only two weeks away from the first event of the year at The Master’s Conference in Dallas!

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