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Why have an eDiscovery team?
When litigation occurs, or is imminent, it is fairly easy for a party to collate hard-copy documents that are related to the dispute.
However, the collation of electronic documents (eDocuments) or Electronically Stored Information (ESI) often proves more difficult.
Unlike hard copy documents that are usually located in arch files or filing cabinets, eDocuments can reside in a myriad of locations (e.g. computer hard drives, thumbdrives, servers, back-up tapes, DVDs, CDs and even in the 'Cloud') which may in turn involve a whole list of personnel i.e. the owners of all that media.
An in-house corporate eDiscovery team is therefore very useful when collating eDocuments / ESI.
Who should be in the corporate eDiscovery team?
A corporate eDiscovery team should comprise, at bare minimum, the following persons:
The eDiscovery team advises / assists a corporation by :
To obtain further information on how to form your corporate eDiscovery Team and adopt Best Practices for eDiscovery and eDocument management, please contact us by clicking here.
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