Many of us would be forgiven if we admitted to being thoroughly fed up, even bored, by all the writings, webinars, podcasts and seminars on GDPR in particular, so I promise that this is not just another one.
Regular readers will know that this blog was recently awarded a spot as the 54th best eDiscovery blog in the world and a recent post in the blog which occupies the No. 1 spot prompted me to write this one for SA.
I could begin and end this post very quickly by simply answering the title question, “Probably very little…. at the moment”. However, that would serve little purpose as these two subjects are extremely relevant to eDiscovery elsewhere in the world and therefore should be noted carefully here in SA by law firms, their clients, and service providers alike.
First and foremost I offer my sincerest gratitude to all who read and support my blog, especially those from within SA. The news that my eDiscovery blog had found 54th place in the world was viewed by well over of 1000 of you. Thank you for reading and for all your comments and support.
There is a lot happening around the world on eDiscovery judging by the volume and variety of information which comes across my desktop on a daily basis, far too much to disseminate and provide worthwhile interest to my target market here in South Africa. However, it is always good to see a snapshot of what is happening elsewhere as a kind of precursor to what may, eventually, happen here.
This is the 55th blog post I have written on eDiscovery in SA since May 2015 and this post announces that my blog has just been awarded a place in the Top 60 global eDiscovery blogs by Feedspot. It is ranked 54th in the world at the moment and it is up to me (and you!) to keep it there or even progress it farther up the list.
My passion, knowledge and experience has been driven to move us along this road and perhaps for the first time, I see the clearest examples of the real birth of eDiscovery in SA.
Let me tell you a little of what I have been doing since I last wrote and then round up the year and take a peek at 2018.
The best practical article I have ever read on what every lawyer should know about eDiscovery, written by Craig Ball, a trial lawyer, and one of the most respected and knowledgable authorities on electronic evidence in our industry