eDiscovery is a Swiss Army Knife

eDiscovery is a Swiss Army Knife: eDiscovery Trends

eDiscovery is not a hammer; instead, eDiscovery is a Swiss army knife as Cimplifi tells us in their latest post!

Their post (Why Use a Hammer When You Can Use a Swiss Army Knife?: Today’s Use Cases for eDiscovery, available here) illustrates that with information provided by you all in the eDiscovery Today 2023 State of the Industry Report, which asked this question in this year’s industry survey:

“To which use cases do you or your organization apply eDiscovery technology and workflows today?”


The results included nine eDiscovery use cases –  Litigation; Investigations; Arbitration; Government Information Requests, e.g., Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); Incident Response; HSR Second Requests for mergers and acquisitions; Privacy Requests, e.g., Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs); Information Governance, e.g., defensible deletion/ROT removal; Audits – plus an “Other” category.

What percentage of respondents selected each use case? Check out their article here to find out. It’s only one more click! 😉 I think you’ll find that it’s a strong indication of just how much of a “swiss army knife” eDiscovery workflows and technology have become for organizations!

So, what do you think? To how many use cases does your organization apply eDiscovery technology and workflows? Surely more than one, right? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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


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