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The Dirty Little Secrets of eDiscovery

By Babs Deacon

The producing party and their attorney of record are ultimately responsible for handling eDiscovery. They must assure chain of custody no matter how much work goes into creating a production. In processing and review there is the risk of data loss due to flawed technology, bad culling, mismanaged review and privilege screening. The eDiscovery industry has grown up supported by legacy applications that require enormous amounts of tech or project manager “baby sitting.” Many organizations do not use end-to-end processing and review tools but use multiple eDiscovery software applications that require manual tasks and the duplication of data.