e-Book: Chapter 1 - What is e-discovery and Why Should IT Shops Care?
Electronic discovery known as e-discovery, refers to any process in which electronic data is sought, located, secured and searched with the intent of using it as evidence in a civil or criminal legal case. E-discovery can be carried out offline on a particular computer or it can be conducted on a network. In e-discovery, data of all types can serve as evidence. This can include text, images, calendar files, databases, spreadsheets, audio files, animation, Web sites, and computer programs. Even malware such as viruses, Trojans and spyware can be secured and investigated.
This e-book is an original, independently-produced editorial product that was researched, written and published exclusively by and for SearchWinIT.com.
Margie Semilof is senior news director for TechTarget.com’s Windows Media Group and is responsible for news coverage of the Windows platform. A high-tech journalist for more than 20 years, Semilof has written about a variety of technical topics ranging from hardware and software to telecom and networking.
Kathryn Hilton has worked as an industry analyst for Gartner Group and for several large storage companies. She is currently a senior analyst for policy at Contoural Inc., a provider of business and technology consulting services that focuses on litigation readiness, compliance, information and records management, and data storage strategy.
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