eDiscovery Within the APAC

eDiscovery Within the APAC: eDiscovery Trends

My latest blog post for IPRO’s blog discusses a different perspective on eDiscovery – the perspective from the other side of the world! It’s about eDiscovery within the APAC (aka, Asia Pacific)!

When it comes to a discussion of eDiscovery practices on this blog, the focus tends to be mostly on US practices and laws. Not only US laws, but our discussions tend to revolve around US eDiscovery requirements including the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) and the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE).

Many of us in eDiscovery know the “ins and outs” of rules like FRCP Rule 26(b)(1) (which covers the six parameters for proportionality), FRCP Rule 37(e) (which addresses sanctions for failing to preserve ESI) and FRE 502 (which addresses waiver of privilege). We rarely discuss eDiscovery as it relates to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (FRCMP), nor do we often discuss eDiscovery rules within each of the states.


But there’s a whole, big, wide world out there and they have litigation and discovery (including eDiscovery) as well. The discovery practices and laws differ in each country – often widely – from the laws we’re used to in the US.

eDiscovery within the APAC is not only considerably different than the US, but also considerably different within the APAC. Some countries have common law systems and well-established eDiscovery practices and procedures in their respective court rules, while others have considerably different legal systems and less established eDiscovery practices.

So, what are some of the differences of eDiscovery within the APAC? And what organization has a terrific resource for understanding those differences? You can find out on IPRO’s blog here. It’s just one extra click!  😉 Hint: It begins with “E” (and, no, that’s not a repeat of last week’s answer)!

So, what do you think? Does your organization conduct eDiscovery within the APAC? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

eDiscovery Assistant

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