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.