To many, e-discovery is the original legal technology. That doesn’t mean, however, that it hasn’t been constantly evolving. In fact, e-discovery has perhaps seen some of the biggest changes among legal tech tools in recent years, as it is continuously adapting to handle new data types—most recently, the likes of Slack, Signal and more. At the same time, e-discovery professionals are tackling novel preservation issues as workforces across all industries have seen wild swings, Law.com reported.
Jon Kessler, Vice President, Information Governance Services, Epiq: “Chat and mobile devices may have gotten the most attention in 2022 e-discovery circles, but as we roll into 2023, the conversation is already shifting to persistent chat channels and ‘modern attachments.’ The exploding adoption of Teams (far surpassing Slack and other platforms) poses particularly complicated discovery challenges. Better tools for collecting, organizing, and parsing chats and the documents shared via links within them will be needed to mitigate the risk of getting on the wrong side of a judiciary that has grown increasingly impatient with incomplete or poorly formatted discovery results.”
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