Shared Links (weekly) August 22, 2021

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Shared Links (weekly) July 25, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) July 25, 2021

Linked: “I’m totally screwed.” WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted
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Linked: “I’m totally screwed.” WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted

I hope the folks who lost data can somehow get it back. Losing data to a failure of any kind is a pain in the ass. On the other hand, if the ransomware plague has taught us anything, it’s to have backups, online and offline. Because anything connected to the infected device is at risk, but if I have a copy that isn’t connected to anything, it’s safe.

Yes, it’s more work. Yes, it takes time and effort.

So does figuring out how to deal with losing all of your data. 

Linked: Ongoing M365 Tenant Upgrades/Migrations
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Linked: Ongoing M365 Tenant Upgrades/Migrations

It’s not normal for us to be using a platform that works one way, then changes and works another way two weeks later, but that is absolutely the way the Agile development is going to happen. The decision to change will be pushed by the business case for making the change, eDiscovery will be a second thought, if a thought at all.

That means two things in my mind in addition to the things Greg lays out in his post below.

1. You have to test, test, test. Constantly. You have to stay on top of new features, old feature changes, undocumented changes, etc.

2. The legal industry as a whole is going to have to get a lot more comfortable with “good faith efforts” being a little more of a gray area as these changes get made. What we could collect easily before, may require a lot more time and effort today, or it may not be possible today because of a bug in a recent update.

It’s going to happen. Whether you want to talk about M365, Google, cloud document management, cloud review platforms, or even cloud backups. Things will happen beyond our ability to control them, and those things will impact eDiscovery. Are we going to be OK accepting that?

Data Privacy versus Security versus the Elephant in the Room

Data Privacy versus Security versus the Elephant in the Room

As always, I read with great interest David Horrigan’s look at finding a balance between privacy and crime prevention when it comes to Automated License Plate Recognition. I think David’s take-away quote from attorney Gail Gottehrer at the end is a great effort at finding a middle-road between “track everything in case there’s a crime”,…