The Challenge Associated with Piecing Together the eDiscovery “Puzzle”: eDiscovery Best Practices

When I was a kid, I loved to piece together jigsaw puzzles. My attention span probably maxed out at puzzles that were 200 to 500 pieces.  So, as you can imagine, trying to put together a 1,000 piece puzzle like the one in the picture above would be quite an undertaking.  We took that on at my house recently to give us something to do during our pandemic free time and it was hard!

The team at Exterro has given me the opportunity to be a guest author on their excellent blog—one that I’ve admired for years!  Over the next three weeks, I’ll be writing about the challenge of assembling the eDiscovery “puzzle”, which used to primarily consist of emails, Office documents and images of scanned documents, but now also consists of mobile device data, social media data, collaboration/messaging apps data, audio and video files, potentially Internet of Things (IoT) device data and more.  I’ll also take a look at the good news and bad news for several types of ESI, including links to resources to manage that ESI in discovery (when available).

The article is titled Piecing Together the eDiscovery “Puzzle” is More Challenging Than Ever, and you can read part one by clicking the link.  Thanks to the team at Exterro for the opportunity to be a guest author on their blog! And, look for a two-part guest post series from Ron Rambo of Exterro on eDiscovery Today, starting next week!

So, what do you think?  What do you consider to be the biggest challenge in eDiscovery today?  Read part one of the article via the link above to find out what I think is the biggest challenge!  And, please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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