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Understanding and Addressing Discovery Challenges with Slack

Slack is a popular cloud-based team collaboration and messaging platform used by a wide variety of organizations. Similar to other workplace messaging platforms that have grown in popularity, Slack remains largely unknown to many lawyers and judges. Nevertheless, Slack contains business communications, documents, graphics, and other information that may be subject to discovery. A lack of knowledge about Slack can lead to complications with fulfilling preservation, collection, and production discovery obligations.

Even those lawyers who are aware of Slack must still address several unique issues in electronic discovery that Slack can pose for a party’s preservation, collection, and review processes. To help counsel and their clients better navigate the challenges associated with those issues, Driven, Inc. has prepared a white paper that provides detailed information regarding the nature and features of Slack. It also discusses certain challenges that can arise when dealing with Slack in discovery and identifies practical steps that attorneys for both requesting parties and responding parties can take to address this source of discoverable information.

The Slack white paper can be downloaded by following this link.

Philip Favro
Philip Favro
Philip Favro acts as a trusted advisor to organizations and law firms on issues surrounding discovery and information governance. Phil provides guidance on data preservation practices, litigation holds, data collection strategies, and ESI search methodologies. In addition, he offers direction to organizations on records retention policies and the need to manage dynamic sources of information found on smartphones, cloud applications, and social networks. Phil is available to serve as a special master on issues related to electronic discovery. Phil is a nationally recognized thought leader and legal scholar on issues relating to the discovery process. His articles have been published in leading industry publications and academic journals and he is frequently in demand as a speaker for eDiscovery education programs. Phil is a member of the Utah and California bars. He actively contributes to Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference where he leads drafting teams and serves as the Steering Committee project manager. Prior to joining Driven, Phil practiced law in Northern California where he advised a variety of clients regarding business disputes and complex discovery issues. He also served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Santa Clara County Superior Court based in Santa Clara, California.