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eDiscovery Journal essays by Greg Buckles, peers and anyone else who is willing to speak their personal truth from the eDiscovery trenches. Validated members are encouraged to join the discussion.

Secret Service Self Preservation?

Legal hold notification and custodial manual preservation of potential evidence was standard practice before complex digital systems became the primary sources. Many companies still rely on ‘do not delete’ hold instructions for mobile devices and cloud systems lacking central search, hold and collection capabilities. This approach may be appropriate in low-risk [...]

See You at ILTACON 2022?

I continue to slowly getting back into the conference circuit and will be covering ITLACON 2022. So I am scheduling provider briefings and peer discussions for at least August 23-24 so far. Grab a slot or shoot me a note if you prefer to just chat after hours. And guess what [...]

By |July 19th, 2022|Categories: Essay|0 Comments

Lessons from the Secret Service Text Loss

Software and hardware migrations happen. They should not result in the loss of information potentially relevant to known or reasonably anticipated legal matters. The Secret Service says that they ‘lost’ text data from January 5-6, 2021 in a long planned “system migration”. While it now appears that some or all of [...]

By |July 18th, 2022|Categories: Corporate, Essay, Preservation, Government, Content Management|0 Comments

eDiscovery Impact of M365 Records Management

Increasing numbers of large enterprise customers are evaluating or using Microsoft Purview’s Record Management functionality directly or through integrated partner #InfoGov platforms like Gimmal or Veritas. Recent engagements have had me elbow deep in all the new Purview information governance features. I thought I should write a high-level summary of how some of these features might impact eDiscovery downstream to add value and avoid some potential gotchas.

By |July 12th, 2022|Categories: Essay|0 Comments

Why Not Just Use Microsoft?

Microsoft’s transformation from on-premise enterprise to global cloud omni-platform has CXO’s asking “Why not just use Microsoft?” As a former product manager (mid-2000’s) for enterprise #Infogov and #ediscovery products that delivered mature features and clear ROI it was easy to answer that question. Now that Microsoft’s portfolio seems to check every [...]

Barrera – Time to Update Corporate Travel Policies

The Inspector General’s seizure of John Eastman’s phone should be a wakeup call for corporate legal and security stakeholders. US v. Barrera ruling in 2019 opened the door for law enforcement to use biometrics (face or fingerprints) to unlock a seized personal device. Every domestic or foreign customs agent just added [...]

By |June 28th, 2022|Categories: Corporate, Investigation, Essay, Preservation, Collectors, Collection|0 Comments

Retaining Teams Meetings – Worth the Risk?

My Inbox blew up with Teams/Zoom meeting policy questions during the 2020 Pandemic exodus. Clients old and new wanted to enable remote business continuity while managing the potential risk they perceived in meeting recordings and transcripts. Frankly, most of my global corporate clients blocked recordings and are just now re-evaluating that [...]

By |June 20th, 2022|Categories: Info Gov, Corporate, Essay, Government, ESI Sources, Expiration|2 Comments

Everlaw AI Clustering – New World or New Take?

Everlaw’s announcement of a ‘New World of #ediscovery’ peaked my interest. Frankly, I have not been inspired by any concept analytics since @SkipWalter recruited me into Attenex 15+ years ago. At first glance, the new Everlaw concept clustering bears a lot of resemblance to Attenex Patterns. Is Everlaw’s new clustering revolutionary? [...]

By |June 13th, 2022|Categories: Analytics, Essay, Architecture|0 Comments

The Great Resignation, Return or Reshuffle? Part 2

A recent Zapier survey on the future of work polled 600 #knowledgeworkers from SMB companies. 64% said that remote work makes them more productive. While they feel more productive, how can remote professionals demonstrate that productivity without giving up their privacy?   The Great Reshuffle is about the evolving employee-employer relationship [...]

By |May 16th, 2022|Categories: Info Gov, Essay, Analytics, Corporate, Compliance, Privacy, Security, Content Management, ESI Sources|0 Comments

How Locked Down Are Your Users?

I have been alpha testing some new tech recently and ran into wildly different levels of user endpoint security across global enterprise environments. None of the endpoint security surveys I found included practical strategies and policy practices restricting user access to external cloud applications, browser extensions, desktop apps and mobile apps. [...]

By |May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Essay, Privacy, Security|0 Comments

The Great Resignation, Return or Reshuffle? Part 1

Microsoft’s 2022 Work Trend Index report should be a wake up for execs like JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon spouting, “We’re not going to pay your not to work in the office.” More than 31,000 respondents from 34 countries prove that “There’s no going back!” to pre-Pandemic Koyaanisquatsi cubicle work for professionals. The [...]

By |May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Info Gov, Essay, Collectors, Preservation, Legal Holds, Collection, Content Management|1 Comment

Contemplating Collaboration Components and Custodianship

Google Docs hit the consumer market in 2010, providing one of the first widely available web collaboration platforms that allowed multiple people to work on the same document simultaneously. The eDJ Group team monitored the slow adoption of GSuite by corporations and wondered when the use of web collaboration tech would [...]

By |April 18th, 2022|Categories: Essay, Content Management, ESI Sources|0 Comments

Did Pandemic WFH Kill MBWA?

Born in the 1980’s, Management by walking around (MBWA) always seemed to have noble aspirations and feet of clay. I am all in favor of execs and management descending from their office sanctorums to have meaningful bidirectional engagement with their direct reports, customers and such. All too often MBWA has been [...]

By |April 11th, 2022|Categories: Provider, Info Gov, Corporate, Essay|0 Comments

eDiscovery and New Cloud Apps

The Pandemic driven move to hybrid and remote work has created an explosion of apps addressing the myriad challenges facing digital professionals. Once upon a time I knew every search engine, indexing technology, task manager, note taking or similar productivity product on the market. Those days are long gone. Clients and [...]

By |April 4th, 2022|Categories: Info Gov, Essay, Content Management, ESI Sources, Purchase, Search|1 Comment

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