ESI Come, ESI Go: Next Steps for E-Discovery
Enterprise Systems, January 23, 2008
As this article points out, e-discovery is not just about storing electronic information, but it’s the retrieval process that’s causing all the headaches. According to the story, finding stored information includes the following:
- Tracking information that meets specific discovery criteria
- Establishing and implementing digital information archiving rules
- Determining how archiving rules should be applied to various roles, locations, and workers
- Assessing the consequences of noncompliance.
This is a good list, but we’d add the need to preserve and authenticate the electronically stored information to ensure it is not altered in any way during the retrieval process.