"...Cloud users will undoubtedly benefit from advances in technology as well as the experience that cloud administrators have gained in responding to e-discovery requests.
The hope is that these efficiencies will translate directly to the end-user. At the end of the day, in-house counsel should be confident that (if managed properly) the benefit of moving a company’s data to the cloud outweighs the risks and costs associated with producing data from the cloud as part of a lawsuit."
The Department of Justice is attempting to compel a defendant to share her hard drive encryption key, which might violate her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.
We all know the firms where certain lawyers don't even own a computer, let alone understand concepts and processes behind ediscovery. This blog post provides some great perspective on those individuals and firms.
It's easy for e-discovery costs to get out of hand. This article provides some good insight into creating a consistent, defined, and documented process for handling e-discovery.