Electronic Discovery is an industry where both technological competence and legal literacy are major players. The EDRM model is at the core of modern litigation, which makes it more important than ever to familiarize yourself with the buzz words being used in the space. To aid in that, here is our second batch of common eDiscovery, forensics, and hosting words that will help up your game.
Learning how to navigate the waters of eDiscovery can be difficult, especially when so many common industry terms can sound like a completely different language. Some terms hold a consistent meaning while others change when they’re being applied to the fields of electronic discovery and digital forensics. Here are a few common terms that occur naturally in conversations around litigation to help lift your eDiscovery literacy.
What is Cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency is a digital form of currency that exists outside of centralized authority which is also known as decentralized finance (DeFi). Cryptocurrency is an alternative to fiat money, which is any physical currency that is backed by central governing authority such as the US Dollar and Euro. While Bitcoin (BTC) is the…
Email threading is commonly put to use due to its ability to lower cost and increase speed when properly implemented. The amount of emails sent everyday continues to rapidly grow and having to navigate such massive and cluttered accounts results in increased time and money for litigation and eDiscovery.
Understanding security compliance can be especially important for legal firms that represent banks, defense contractors and other financial institutions that are regulated by the PCI Security Standards Council and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Data security will continue to remain a major focus for corporate IT risk management.
Document review has become a major profit service for law firms. This gives an inlet to new technologies that allow smaller law firms to take clients they would never normally be able to handle. Additionally, eDiscovery takes the responsibility out of the domain of industry titans instead of making them enlist a large pool of high cost attorneys. In turn this has created scalability that is leveling the playing field in litigation services.
FRCP Rule 37. Failure to Make Disclosures or Cooperate in Discovery: Sanctions (e) Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information. (f) Failure to Participate in Framing a Discovery Plan Essentially, Federal Rule 37(e) governs the requirement for competent preservation of discoverable information and ESI that may be related to the matter. Rule 37(f) addresses the need…
TERIS tightly manages an eDiscovery engagement by applying these 10 key industry-wide process steps, which help minimize the risks and exposure, while balancing the costs involved:
Once the data has been identified through appropriate data mapping techniques, and defensibly collected by a certified forensic examiner the data moves onto the next stage within the electronic data reference model (EDRM). Following collection, the data will need to be processed for electronic discovery and further review. This can include converting file types into archivable structured formats to maintaining the files in native format for review.
To understand when and where to spend money on digital forensics, it is important to understand first what you are buying, then understand when it should be used. This is a response to those questions.