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

Industry News Stories

Interesting topics in the news in November included a privacy law update, continuing adaption to COVID-19, and a discussion of two recent Sedona publications:

Notable Cases

New eDiscovery cases discussed in November included:

XDD Materials

In November, XDD published two new blog articles and a new educational webinar:

  • Educational Webinar
    • It’s Alive: Discovery from Disaster Recovery – Many companies still utilize backup tapes as a cost effective strategy for archiving data. Tapes are capable of storing vast quantities of data in a small space and are generally cheaper for long term storage then pay-as-you-go cloud-based options.  Backup tapes continue to be the subject of eDiscovery disputes because it may be the only source where relevant data can be found.  If the requesting party can demonstrate good cause, then you may be required to produce it regardless of the “not reasonably accessible” argument.  In this free, one-hour educational webinar, XDD Forensics Operations Manager Sameer Pansare discusses things practitioners need to know about working with these sources, including: recent guidelines and court decisions, restoration processes for bringing data back to life, common challenges to consider, and options for complying in a cost efficient manner.

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 fourteen-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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