e-DAT Practice Group Co-Chair Quoted in Recent Article on Videoconference Recordings as Evidence

Julie Anne Halter, a co-chair of the K&L Gates e-Discovery Analysis & Technology (“e-DAT”) Group and a partner in the firm’s Seattle office, was recently quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on the increasing focus of government investigators on videoconference recordings as evidence in their investigations. Many businesses quickly adopted the use (and recording) of videoconferences during the pandemic, and their retention practices concerning these recordings (often set by default) have resulted in some business maintaining large volumes of recorded videoconferences that are now subject to investigatory requests.

The Bloomberg Law article reflects the input of several attorneys and e-discovery practitioners. The insights shared by Julie Anne relate to the benefits of centralizing management of these videoconference recordings in terms of “where those recordings are being stored, who is storing them, [and] how long they’re storing them.”

The Bloomberg Law article is available at:
Pandemic Zoom, Teams Surge Offers Evidence Trove to Prosecutors (bloomberglaw.com).

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