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Because You Need to Know: Monthly News Round-Up for September 2020

A monthly round-up of eDiscovery industry news stories, useful publications, and notable cases of which you should be aware from the preceding month


Welcome to “Because You Need to Know,” XDD’s monthly news round-up.  In these posts, we gather together interesting articles, noteworthy cases, new publications, and XDD materials from the preceding month.  This post gathers items of interest from September 2020.

Industry News Stories

Interesting topics in the news in September included state rule changes, cybersecurity concerns, and continuing adaption to COVID-19:

Notable Cases

New eDiscovery cases discussed in September included:

Useful Publications

New industry publications released in September included:

XDD Materials

In September, XDD published four new blog articles and a new educational webinar:

  • Educational Webinar
    • The Next Frontier: Discovery from Collaboration Tools – For several years now, use of the workplace collaboration and messaging tools has been growing exponentially, first augmenting, and then starting to supplant email usage within many organizations. With such widespread usage, cloud-based collaboration tools like Slack and Teams have started to become a common source for the discovery of relevant materials.  So, just what sorts of materials are in these platforms?  How can those materials be preserved and collected?  What special challenges do these platforms and their data present?  In this free, one-hour educational webinar, XDD Director of Forensics Mike Gutierrez discusses the answers to these questions and others to provide eDiscovery practitioners with the knowledge they need to address these sources in their own eDiscovery matters.

As always, we welcome your input regarding future topics for our webinars, articles, and white papers.  Share your interests with us here.


About the Author

Matthew Verga

Director of Education

Matthew Verga is an electronic discovery expert proficient at leveraging his legal experience as an attorney, his technical knowledge as a practitioner, and his skills as a communicator to make complex eDiscovery topics accessible to diverse audiences. A thirteen-year industry veteran, Matthew has worked across every phase of the EDRM and at every level from the project trenches to enterprise program design. He leverages this background to produce engaging educational content to empower practitioners at all levels with knowledge they can use to improve their projects, their careers, and their organizations.

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