Emoji Considerations in eDiscovery

Emoji Considerations in eDiscovery: eDiscovery Best Practices

See what I did there? 😉 Actually, it wasn’t me – Jessica Lee of ProSearch has written a new guide on emoji considerations in eDiscovery which has a lot of good information!

The guide (Little Pictures Worth a Thousand Words: Emoji Considerations in eDiscovery, available here, with accompanying blog post here) provides a good discussion about emojis*, including what makes them complicated, the challenges for eDiscovery and five key factors to consider. The graphic above came from that guide. Here are some notable emoji stats for you:

  • An estimated 95% of internet users have sent an emoji at some point.
  • 10 billion emojis are sent every day.
  • 3,664 emojis are recognized by the Unicode Consortium
  • 75% of global emoji users say it’s okay to only send an emoji as a quick response, instead of words.
  • Almost 90% of global emoji users believe that emojis make it easier to communicate across language barriers.

Jessica’s guide to emoji considerations in eDiscovery is an easy read – just an 8-page PDF with title and end pages taking up two of those, and lots of graphics (for obvious reasons). Check out her guide here! Talking about emojis is like talking about Fight Club, people don’t talk about it. Thanks to Jessica for talking about it!


So, what do you think? Does your organization have a plan for handling emojis in eDiscovery? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

*I still contend the plural of emoji is emoji, but so many add an “s”, that I’ve decided to join the crowd…

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