eDiscovery is the process where electronically stored information is found, secured, accessed, and analysed for legal and investigative purposes.
In today’s high-tech business world, documents have moved from filing cabinets to file folders on desktop computers, mobile devices, and servers. The process of identifying and producing all this electronically stored information (ESI) is now commonly referred to as e-discovery.
The Shortcoming of Standard eDiscovery
What if the sought-after information is no longer stored? What if that information has been purposely deleted?
The results achieved through a standard eDiscovery investigation can be compromised by the wilful obfuscation or deletion of crucial evidence by allegedly guilty parties. If these actors can successfully keep this evidence from being recovered, the results of a standard e-discovery investigation can oftentimes be either weak or inconclusive.