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A New Frontier in eDiscovery Ethics: Self-Destructing Messaging Applications

Contact: Keith A. Call

Originally appeared in the Utah Bar Journal Jan/Feb 2018

One of the most watched lawsuits in recent memory involved a key ethical issue of which lawyers should be aware: the dangers of using self-destructing messaging applications.

In Waymo v. Uber, tech titans Google (Waymo) and Uber waged an epic battle over the future of self-driving vehicle technology. Waymo (Google’s autonomous vehicle unit) claimed Uber stole its self-driving vehicle technology in order to develop its own fleet of autonomous vehicles.

Discovery in Waymo was contentious, with Waymo accusing Uber on multiple occasions of destroying information relating to the alleged trade secret theft. Read full article >>>