Avoid These Common eDiscovery Collection Mistakes: eDiscovery Best Practices

Unless you don’t care about retaining key metadata, that is.  This recent article from Forensic Discovery discusses three eDiscovery collection mistakes that are still made WAY too often in discovery projects.

Their article Three Mistakes People Make in Data Collection discusses perhaps the three most common eDiscovery collection mistakes that people make (duh!).  Of course, many of us realize that when attorneys turn over collection of ESI to the custodians (or even to the organization’s IT department) with minimal supervision, problems can occur and the attorney can be sanctioned under Rule 26(g) as we saw in this recent case.

But, even if the attorney provides specific instructions and manages the process, there are several common mistakes that can be made when collecting ESI that can result in a loss of metadata and make it difficult to verify the authenticity of the data downstream, which can be a major issue in your case.

So, what are the three common eDiscovery collection mistakes that people make?  And how do you avoid making other mistakes? Check out their article here to find that out – and more.  It would be a mistake not to check them out!  See what I did there?  😉

So, what do you think?  Have you ever made any of these common eDiscovery collection mistakes?  Would you admit it if you did?  😉  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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