What Changes Do We Need To See In eDiscovery? Part I

by Harold Burt-Gerrans

I’m approaching this multi-part article from a software development point of view, as I believe many of the following issues have been brought about by the evolution of eDiscovery software following the procedures used by handling boxes of paper. Historically, my opinion has been that eDiscovery software providers have engineered new features into the legacy data structures that modeled scanning environments without stepping back and determining that there should be an overhaul to those legacy data structures to adapt to the ever changing ESI world.

Much of what I will discuss revolves around the handling of duplicative data, with deviations into the future of eDiscovery review platform structures and processes. This initial set of points just gets us rolling with some of the basics, so Part 1 is a little boring but I’ll build from there. And occasionally, I might rant about an issue or two…

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