Recently, Box partner Recommind discussed the Brown v. Tellermate Holdings case, in which the defendant's "unwillingness and inability to produce relevant cloud-stored data" ultimately led to a preclusion sanction which dismantled their primary defense. In other words, they claimed that because they were using cloud services, they could not meet their eDiscovery obligations. Not surprisingly, technological incompetence was not a valid argument in the case.
Cloud technology is changing how discovery of content works, and the courts will no longer allow technology to be an excuse for failing to meet discovery requirements. Legacy tools that were built for the behind the firewall enterprise of the 2000s aren't making the transition to the cloud, so companies must now reconcile moving data and content to cloud providers - while still making that content discoverable. Imagine the predicament faced by IT managers who need to make eDiscovery happen, but whose tools are not up to the task.
If you are new to this terminology, eDiscovery is an iterative process that may comprise a number of different stages, some of which may be excluded or repeated depending on the case at hand. In general, Box is useful during earlier stages of the process related to identifying, preserving and surfacing the required data and documents.
Box helps your eDiscovery efforts in the earlier stages of the process, as illustrated in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model. Latter stages of the model are typically are handled by specialized tools.
In the "Painless eDiscovery and Data Retention" session at BoxWorks, Rachelle Rennagel, eDisovery Counsel and Director of Practice Technologies for Patterson Belknap, and Dean Gonsowski, VP of Business Development at Recommind, will join me to discuss practical considerations for organizations to meet discovery obligations, including methods to use your existing e-discovery tools in conjunction with Box.
Specifically, this tactical session will cover:
- How cloud providers handle date and time stamps and what that means for analysis and content preservation
- How to do collection of custodian content using Box Content Manager
- How enterprises are using Box and Recommind to manage cloud-based data collection today
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