Beth Newton Authors Article on “The Next Frontier of Electronic Discovery” for The Brief

June 6, 2022

Beth Newton authored an article for The Brief titled “The Next Frontier of Electronic Discovery.” The article explores the impact of new digital messaging systems, such as Slack, Signal, and WhatsApp, on litigation discovery. As the adoption of email changed the landscape of discovery in the 1990s and 2000s, the proliferation of these new messaging systems has occasioned another series of shifts, necessitating reconsideration of existing rules and practices.


In the article, Beth addresses questions that companies may face as they navigate these changes, including with respect to the selection of digital messaging systems; document preservation, collection, and production; and privilege and confidentiality.