Electronic discovery (e-discovery) refers to the process by which relevant electronically stored information (ESI) is produced when an organization faces legal or regulatory action. This process is important because parties in a lawsuit can now demand from each other.
Failure to comply with these electronic production obligations can lead to serious sanctions and increased compliance costs. The harsh consequences of non-compliance are growing exponentially. This issue provides ideas for companies to implement practical approaches in proportion to their litigation risk exposure and ongoing operations that will significantly reduce the cost, burden and time associated with records retention and e-discovery.