May 19, 2010
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.