New Applications for eDiscovery

New Applications for eDiscovery Technology and Techniques: eDiscovery Trends

eDiscovery is not just for litigation anymore. This post from OpenText discusses new applications for eDiscovery technology and techniques!

The post (eDiscovery is not just for litigation anymore, written by Andy Teichholz) discusses how proven eDiscovery technology, if applied properly, can be used by legal counsel to support a variety of data retrieval and analysis use cases beyond traditional litigation.

The reason organizations need new applications for eDiscovery technology and techniques include the fact that they’re facing an evolving legal and regulatory landscape involving everything from complying with stringent data privacy laws to combating sophisticated cyber threats that force organizations to prepare for when – not if – an incident or data breach will occur.


Andy’s paper references eDiscovery Today’s 2023 State of the Industry Report, where 410 respondents identified several use cases for which eDiscovery technology and techniques are becoming invaluable to them. While litigation was the top use case for more than 96% of respondents, more than 40% of respondents identified six additional use cases as ones to which they apply eDiscovery technology and techniques! Two notable use cases selected by respondents were incident response from data breaches (47.8%) and privacy or subject rights requests (42.4%) and Andy provides examples of eDiscovery being applied to each of those.

However, for a full discussion of new applications for eDiscovery technology and techniques, check out OpenText’s latest position paper, Powerful new applications for eDiscovery Technology and Techniques (available here, click the link just under the “eDiscovery Solutions” heading to get to it). This ten-page position paper goes in-depth into applications of eDiscovery technology and techniques to an ever-growing group of use cases! Check out the blog post and the position paper using the links above!

So, what do you think? What new applications for eDiscovery technology and techniques is your organization seeing? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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