Canadian legal community mulls impact of U.S. e-discovery rules

The United States implemented several changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure last Friday that could make waves for Canadian IT staff working not only in law, but in all industries. Electronic discovery (or e-discovery) governance has generally been slapdash, formulated on inconsistent case law and local directives. The amendments attempt to remedy that by requiring that parties bring up and agree upon e-discovery issues – such as file format, information preservation, and privileged information – at the beginning of the proceedings…

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