Electronic Discovery (E-Discovery) is the identification, collection and analysis of results of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) for use in a legal case or investigation. Electronically Stored Information is not limited to data such as emails, documents, presentations, documents, databases, etc. Many different data such as instant messaging, audio and video files, social media and websites are also used in E-Discovery investigations.

Often due to the lack of appropriate tools and software and the large volume of electronic data produced and stored, E-discovery processes may take a long time. Unlike hard copy documents, electronic documents are more dynamic and contain information like time-date stamps, the person who created the document, shares and file properties as metadata. The preservation of the original content and metadata for electronically stored information is necessary to eliminate counterparty claims such as tampering in evidence or evidence cannot be evaluated as true.

Once the subject of the investigation has been identified, the relevant documents (including both electronic and hard copy materials) and data are collected and stored in such a way that they cannot be changed, deleted or destroyed. Once collected, this data is extracted and indexed for use by investigators. In the examination, data that are not related to the subject are separated and the remainder are analyzed. The resulting data is then shared with people interested in legal matters in a secure environment.

The use of computer-aided investigation and analytic software for e-discovery reduces the number of documents required for review and allows the legal team to prioritize the documents they examine. The reduction in the number of documents reduces the total number of working hours and therefore costs.

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