The Know-IT-All's Guide to eDiscovery (ebook)
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Overview: eDiscovery refers to any process in which electronic data is sought, located, secured, and searched with the intent of using it as evidence in a civil or criminal legal case. eDiscovery can be carried out offline on a particular computer or it can be done on the network. Recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) highlighted that electronically stored information (ESI) is a discoverable record type and should be treated as any other type of evidence.
In civil eDiscovery, all ESI that could pertain to a case must be found, protected, and turned over to opposing counsel when requested. Corporate management often doesn’t appreciate what’s required to adequately respond to discovery requests—especially if they have not been through the process before. Many IT administrators know this pain— the Friday afternoon phone call from corporate legal or the CIO asking for a “round-up” of all ESI detailed in a new discovery request. “Have it on my desk by Monday morning!”
This fun-to-read ebook can help you successfully plan for eDiscovery and ensure your meetings with legal will never be the same.