eDiscovery Workflows Can Create an Information Governance Nightmare: eDiscovery Trends

This week’s post for IPRO’s blog discusses a topic that was addressed at one of the sessions I attended at this week’s ILTACON 2021 conference, which concluded yesterday – how traditional eDiscovery workflows can create an information governance nightmare.

The session was titled Discovery, Information Governance and Retention: How Long Should This Go On?, and the panelists (Richard Brooman of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Amanda Cook of Acorn Legal Solutions and Stephen Dempsey of The Chemours Company) did a great job discussing the handling of data during the discovery and review process, and what organizations need to retain from these processes during the matter lifecycle.

One of the considerations that they mentioned is one that I don’t think is discussed enough within our industry: how much data is generated during traditional eDiscovery workflows.  The amount of data (and especially redundant data from all of the copies of ESI generated during discovery) can be an information governance nightmare!  And we see it happen in every phase of the EDRM life cycle.

So, what type of data is created during the EDRM life cycle?  How extensive is it and what can be done to minimize it?  You can find out on IPRO’s blog here. 😉  It’s just one more click!

BTW, look for my wrap up post regarding ILTACON next week!

So, what do you think?  Can you think of other types of data that are generated during the discovery process?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

Disclosure: IPRO is an Educational Partner and sponsor of eDiscovery Today

Disclaimer: The views represented herein are exclusively the views of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views held by my employer, my partners or my clients. eDiscovery Today is made available solely for educational purposes to provide general information about general eDiscovery principles and not to provide specific legal advice applicable to any particular circumstance. eDiscovery Today should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a lawyer you have retained and who has agreed to represent you.

Leave a Reply