Today's laws demand that certain information be produced and made readily available as evidence in legal proceedings. IT managers are now expected to create and support a matrix of information in a way that makes sense to the legal department. IT shops that ignore electronic discovery requirements could be setting themselves up for some big costs. In this SearchWinIT.com e-book, learn what e-discovery is and how IT shops should prepare for the possibility.
Chapter 7: Exploring e-discovery tools
During e-discovery, attorneys can use the information from extracted metadata and text documents
to help organize the electronic documents for review and production. Chapter 7 explains how
e-discovery processing works and reviews other tools that can help if Windows shops are required to
meet e-discovery legal requirements.
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Chapter 6: Ten hidden e-discovery hazards
Storage systems, instant messaging and databases are just a few of the possible danger zones that could become problems during the e-discovery process. Chapter 6 uncovers 10 hidden e-discovery vulnerabilities to help IT managers ward off any e-discovery surprises.
Chapter 5: Understanding the data collection process
Improper data collection can jeopardize the reliability of data during litigation and lead to costly sanctions. In Chapter 5 of our e-book, learn what the the risks are for handling e-discovery data, how to prepare and implement an e-discovery collection plan and what happens when IT managers are called to testify.
Chapter 4: ESI datamap -- Managing litigation risk
Changes to the Federal rules of Civil Procedure allow electronically stored information, known as ESI, to be requested during the discovery process in court. Chapter 4 examines how IT shops play a central role in helping to manage litigation risks, and how the IT staff and legal department can and should work together to create a plan for executing e-discovery requests and implementing litigation holds.
Chapter 3: Litigation holds
What is a litigation hold and how does it affect IT shops? In this chapter, find out what happens when the legal department issues a stop destruction request and learn what to do to keep electronically stored information safe and accessible before and during a trial.
Chapter 2: Building bridges between IT shops, legal teams and security staff
As the costs associated with e-discovery increase, IT managers need to work with the legal department and security staff to organize enterprise data. This chapter describes the how and why of establishing a cross-departmental group to collect, filter and cull files that could be used for e-discovery.
Chapter 1: What is e-discovery and why should IT shops care?
This chapter examines what the implications of e-discovery are, why IT managers should consider standard operating systems and how e-discovery has influenced the market. It examines the tools and technologies that can help IT managers meet e-discovery legal requirements.
This was first published in March 2008