UK firms report jump in spend on e-discovery systems
ComputerWeekly, March 17, 2008
We’ve been discussing e-discovery woes nearly every week now and it seems as though the topic is on more minds than just our own. According to a recent study, UK companies are experiencing a dramatic increase in the use of e-discovery tools, from 8 percent in 2006 to 71 percent in 2007. We consider this impressive growth and are excited that professionals are understanding the importance of e-discovery and taking precautions to protect their businesses.
Since the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended near the end of 2006, U.S. companies have been held responsible for organizing their electronic data and properly storing it for potential legal proceedings in the future. Since these rules also apply to foreign companies based in the United States, it’s no wonder UK companies are turning to e-discovery tools to help them comply. We hope U.S.-based companies and others take a cue from these well-prepared UK companies.