2019 saw e-discovery continue with a number of trends we’ve seen in recent years—consolidation, wider adoption of cloud technologies, and gradual movement beyond the standard EDRM towards compliance and cybersecurity applications. But that doesn’t mean the industry is stagnant; on the contrary, a number of intriguing cases, regulations and technologies have set the stage for a fast-paced 2020.

Below are what some of the brightest legal and technology minds in our space have predicted for the upcoming year in electronic discovery. Some of the trends like deepfakes may be novel, while other trends like the need for diversity have been a long time coming. In total, though, the thoughts from our experts demonstrate an industry that continues to be in flux.