eDiscovery

FindLaw's Legal Technology Center's eDiscovery collection includes free articles on one of the biggest topics in legal technology. In 2005, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) were amended to integrate electronic discovery into the litigation process. Understanding these complex rules may be crucial to the success of your legal matter.
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    • Women in eDiscovery Celebrates 4-Year Anniversary and Launches New Website with Advanced Features for Members
      Women in eDiscovery, a non-profit organization that brings together women interested in technology related to the legal industry, marks its four-year anniversary today. Women in eDiscovery provides women the opportunity to help each other grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. In 2007, the organization held its first meeting in Washington, D.C., with 30 women in attendance. In a short period of time, the organization has achieved global reach with more than 5,400 members.

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    • Applying Judicial Common Sense to eDiscovery Burdens
      Since the enactment of the electronic discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in late-2006, parties have been paranoid that the scope of their production obligations would be gargantuan, and that they would be compelled to search for and provide a wide array of electronic information, at a tremendous financial cost.

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    • Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide
      George Orwell's 1984 envisioned a world where individuals were controlled and monitored by centralized government. While Orwell was correct in foreseeing evaporating individual privacy, the enemy of privacy is not necessarily government. Indeed, we may only have ourselves to blame for the destruction of privacy that we hold so dear.

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    • Symantec Enterprise Vault eDiscovery Connectors to Automate Evidence Collection and Transfer
      Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced a comprehensive e-Discovery initiative that includes two new e-Discovery Connectors and supporting services for users of Symantec Enterprise Vault(TM) Discovery Accelerator. These new connectors will provide tight integration with third-party case management, review, analytics, forensics and desktop collection tools.

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    • Integreon and MetaLINCS Partner to Integrate eDiscovery Analysis into Outsourced Litigation Support Services
      MetaLINCSTM, a leading provider of E-Discovery software, and Integreon, a leading litigation support outsourcing service provider, today announced a strategic partnership that will combine Integreon's world-class legal and technical discovery support capabilities with MetaLINCS' industry leading E-Discovery analysis and review technology.

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    • Guidance Software Highlights Key Recent Legal Developments That Further Bolster the Validity of EnCase
      Guidance Software (NASDAQ: GUID) has released the latest edition of The EnCase Legal Journal, an online resource that details recent court rulings and other important legal developments involving the successful use of Guidance Software's EnCase(R) software in eDiscovery matters and criminal prosecutions.

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    • EDRM Announces XML Standard for eDiscovery Industry
      The Electronic Discovery Reference Model ("EDRM"), an industry group created to develop and establish practical guidelines and standards for electronic discovery, today announced that it has developed an Extensible Markup Language (XML) standard for the easy transfer of electronically stored information (ESI) to and from applications involved in different phases of the discovery process.

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    • Conducting Speedy Investigations That Involve Email
      Timely detection, "rapid and current" disclosure, "conduct a reasonable investigation to promptly determine ...", "the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay", and "immediate and appropriate corrective action." These are just a few of the phrases used by legislation, regulation, and the U.S. Supreme Court to describe the time-sensitive requirements for effectively investigating a complaint, responding to a discovery request, governance, or preparing a compliance report.

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    • RenewData Enhances Data Migration Services with Offline Tape eDiscovery from Index Engines
      RenewData, a leading provider of electronic evidence and data migrations services for corporations and law firms, and Index Engines, the leader in enterprise discovery solutions, today announced that RenewData has added the Index Engines Offline Tape Discovery technology to its suite of Data Migration Services. Offline Tape Discovery enables direct searching of documents stored on tape. When combined with RenewData's legal expertise and processes, corporations can reduce the time and expense of analyzing their inventory of backup tapes to determine which tapes must be kept to address legal or regulatory requirements.

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    • Social Media Archiving: Nextpoint Announces Enhanced Collection of LinkedIn Data in the Company's Cloud Preservation Product
      Latest release of company's Cloud Preservation product employs LinkedIn API to dramatically improve collection, search and export of posted data

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