During the past two decades, the shift from paper to electronic filing of business documents introduced a new challenge: meeting the requirements of litigation discovery. Not only are organizations keeping more information; the vast amounts of email messages and other types of documents are typically not organized in a way that facilitates quick, cost effective extraction from personal and enterprise storage.
If you’re responsible for the security of your company’s information, your role extends to protecting documents required by discovery requests. Are you prepared to assure your executive management, or to testify, that you’ve done everything reasonable and appropriate to meet the court’s expectations?
In this paper, I explore the challenges of eDiscovery (Electronic Discovery) followed by recommendations that might help avoid the high costs of compliance – or non-compliance.
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