eDiscovery used to be more predictable, but Veritas states here how the evolution of ESI is forcing organizations to conduct eDiscovery in the wild!
The article (Moving eDiscovery Upstream, written by Irfan Shuttari and available here) discusses how ever since the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) was created back in 2005, there has been an assumed workflow to the practice of eDiscovery. Electronically stored information (ESI) has historically moved through a progression of being identified, preserved, collected, processed analyzed, reviewed, produced and presented.
Back then, email and office files located on-premises comprised most of the ESI involved in eDiscovery workflows, which was a significant driver as to why the phases are represented the way they are on the model today – that rigid, structured and contained eDiscovery workflow best fit the ESI that was predominantly included in discovery at the time.
However, the volume of ESI and the variety of ESI sources have evolved dramatically over the years and that has forced eDiscovery to move UPSTREAM on the EDRM. eDiscovery is no longer contained – today, it involves many different ESI sources, requires a variety of workflows and is continually evolving. This is forcing many organizations to learn how to conduct “eDiscovery in the wild”!
So, what are the ESI drivers to eDiscovery in the wild? And how can organizations tame eDiscovery in the wild? Check out Irfan’s article here to find out. It’s only one more click! 😉
So, what do you think? How has eDiscovery changed for your organization in recent years? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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