Microsoft Teams has become one of the leading team collaboration tools utilized by large corporations across multiple industries. As a result, Microsoft Teams is becoming a standard request for submission during the eDiscovery process. Data and Electronically Stored Information (ESI) associated with Teams can be a valuable asset during litigation and investigations.
Finding the right eDiscovery solution can leave a lot of organizations wondering how to even begin the search. What kind of options should be considered, and which are the most important for ensuring a mutually beneficial business relationship?
In modern litigation, the process of remote forensic collections has evolved from a convenience into an integral part of the forensic collection toolkit. Remote collection gives legal teams the ability to preserve a time-capsule of data, saving future costs, and reducing the risk of downstream issues.
Sanctions around eDiscovery don’t happen often, but that doesn’t mean they don’t occur. Proper handling, preservation, & production of ESI during the discovery process should be of top concern. Through assessing your process pro-actively and continuously you are able to reduce the chance of facing any of the aforementioned issues while also streamlining your eDiscovery.
FRCP Rules 16(b) and 26(f) is in place to ensure that a discovery plan is enacted early on, if not as soon as possible and that there is communication between parties regarding the scope of discovery.
How utilizing data filtering, de-duplication, reduction, and sampling reduces discovery and document review costs.
At times forensic investigations are needed to take a deeper dive into forensically collected data whether it be in response to affidavits, request for expert testimony, the need to review employee activity, or a range of other investigation triggers.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has just released their free of charge publication, NIST Cloud Computing Forensic Science Challenges, that highlights the key takeaways of common forensics challenges faced by experts when responding to incidents that have occurred in a cloud-computing ecosystem.
Slack, Microsoft Teams and other channel-based platforms are becoming the new normal replacing email in a capacity as the daily back and forth messaging platform. With benefits of real-time interaction and integrations from file sharing to video chatting, companies have been adopting these cloud-based platforms at scale across their enterprise.