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DEFINITION: Electronic discovery (also called e-discovery or ediscovery) 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 done in a network. Court-ordered or government sanctioned hacking for the purpose of obtaining critical  … 
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Why Fast, Effective E-Discovery is Critical
sponsored by Smarsh
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how an archiving platform can significantly reduce the time and costs associated with e-discovery. Read on to learn how this approach can simplify e-discovery for both IT and legal teams.
Posted: 02 Oct 2015 | Published: 02 Oct 2015


How to Simplify Social Media, Email Compliance
sponsored by Smarsh
CASE STUDY: This case study explores how a top 10 national independent broker-dealer incorporated social media and email into marketing and customer relationships by leveraging a cloud-based archiving and compliance solution.
Posted: 02 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Exploring In-House E-Discovery in the Cloud Era
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into how the cloud is changing the in-house e-discovery process. Read on to discover the challenges and benefits of a cloud-based e-discovery strategy.
Posted: 22 Sep 2015 | Published: 22 Sep 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

How to Get Started with Do-It-Yourself E-Discovery
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is your starter kit for DIY e-discovery. Read on to learn the potential pitfalls of bringing e-discovery in-house, in addition to expert tips for a successful e-discovery process.
Posted: 22 Sep 2015 | Published: 22 Sep 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Do-It-Yourself E-Discovery: How to Avoid the Top 5 Pitfalls
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the top 5 pitfalls of do-it-yourself e-discovery and offers expert tips on how to avoid them.
Posted: 21 Sep 2015 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

How to Reduce Cost, Risk, and Complexity in E-Discovery
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to overcome the cost, risk, and complexity associated with e-discovery by leveraging information lifecycle governance. Read on for answers to your top questions on this important topic.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2015


Automating Information Governance - assuring compliance
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from AIIM takes an in-depth look at information governance policies, privacy and records management issues, policy enforcement, and how well technology can set or correct metadata, detect security risks, and enforce deletion policies.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

Information Governance Symposium: Data governance on the move: Keeping mobile data safe
sponsored by
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Enter this interactive, online learning environment to learn more about the evolution of mobile device use in the corporate setting, and how to adapt information management processes accordingly.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 28 Mar 2014

Ensuring Compliance and Defensibility with Automated Classification
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of key factors your organization must consider when evaluating potential strategies for automated classification to ensure compliance and defensibility.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014


Understanding E-Discovery Software Requirements
sponsored by Exterro
WHITE PAPER: This IT buyer's guide dives into eDiscovery software requirements by highlighting the capabilities commonly needed by IT teams and how a web-based legal process management software suite meets these requirements.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2014


Eliminating E-Discovery Over-Collection
sponsored by Exterro
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper describes the role of proportionality in today's collection practices, as well as the 5 best practices for defensibly reducing electronically stored information (ESI) collections.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 09 Apr 2014


Decoding Predictive Technologies in E-Discovery
sponsored by Exterro
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide addresses common questions legal teams have about predictive technologies, and showcases how real-world users are taking advantage of these new capabilities.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014


Stop paying millions for eDsicovery
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
CASE STUDY: This informative resource dives into a case study of one organization that harnessed flash optimized software to reduce their eDiscovery costs.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

SanDisk Corporation

5 eDiscovery Challenges Solved
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This quick solution brief addresses the top 5 eDiscovery obstacles that stand in your way.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 26 Feb 2014


eBook: Data Security in the E-discovery Process
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EBOOK: In this e-book from, find expert advice that will help you ease the pain – and the cost – of e-discovery, as well as tips and tactics for bridging the gap between e-discovery and data security.
Posted: 27 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Dell and VMware

Using Predictive Coding to Your E-Discovery Advantage
sponsored by
EZINE: E-discovery techniques such as predictive coding are increasingly popular, and organizations are starting to realize the benefits of these tools beyond just the legal realm. In this SearchCompliance handbook, learn how predictive coding and other e-discovery practices are proving beneficial to overall business processes.
Posted: 23 May 2013 | Published: 23 May 2013

Information Lifecycle Governance Leader Reference Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Storing data that no longer has any value to the organization is a crippling process that forward-thinking CIOs must begin to shy away from. This white paper provides key insight surrounding the defensible disposal of unnecessary data.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013


4 issues caused by retaining too much unnecessary data
sponsored by DLT Solutions
EGUIDE: Access this expert E-Guide to explore four problem points concerning retention of critical and unnecessary data and learn how to discern between the two.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2012

DLT Solutions

Best and worst practices for email archiving in Exchange Server
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: Email administrators battle with Exchange Server maintenance and storage allocation while scurrying to meet stringent business plans and hunting down the CEO's lost email message. In this expert eguide from, learn how to store the right content in the right place for the right length of time.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

Symantec Corporation

Best practices for utilising SharePoint e-discovery capabilities
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, discover how SharePoint 2010 can simplify e-discovery for your organisation. Plus, learn how to sell a governance plan to management by reminding them of the benefits.
Posted: 08 Sep 2011 | Published: 30 Aug 2011

Dell Software

How Archiving Reduces the Cost and Complexity of "Reactive" eDiscovery
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper attempts to identify and clarify the benefits an archive can provide in the initial phases of the electronic discovery process and look at some of the features companies should look for to ensure those benefits are maximized.
Posted: 08 Sep 2011 | Published: 08 Sep 2011

Symantec Corporation

InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution for Application Retirement
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Data retention regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II and HIPAA, require organizations to retain historical data in its original business context for specified periods of time. Non-compliance could result in costly penalties and fines. Learn about a data retention approach that archives critical business information.
Posted: 23 Aug 2011 | Published: 23 Aug 2011


Anatomy of an Archiving Project White Paper
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Companies worldwide are affirming the value of archiving as a best practice for managing data growth, completing faster application upgrades and much more. Inside this white paper, learn how archiving can help support data retention compliance initiatives and mitigate risk for audits and electronic discovery requests.
Posted: 23 Aug 2011 | Published: 23 Aug 2011


E-Guide: 10+ Tips on Building a Strong Records Management/Data Retention Policy
sponsored by StoredIQ
EGUIDE: Is your company in line with e-discovery requests? This expert E-Guide provides a crash course on everything e-discovery by outlining 10 steps to building a records retention management system and also discusses three main objectives in developing an electronic data retention policy.
Posted: 02 Aug 2011 | Published: 02 Aug 2011


What Every Enterprise Should Know About Cloud Computing and eDiscovery
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper offers guidelines for evaluating cloud service providers and for defining SLAs that meet the business and IT goals of cloud computing as well as the legal requirements for eDiscovery
Posted: 12 Jul 2011 | Published: 12 Jul 2011

Proofpoint, Inc.
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ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY DEFINITION (continued): …  evidence is also a type of e-discovery.The nature of digital data makes it extremely well-suited to investigation. For one thing, digital data can be electronically searched with ease, whereas paper documents must be scrutinized manually. Furthermore, digital data is difficult or impossible to completely destroy, particularly if it gets into a network. This is because the data appears on multiple hard drives and because digital files, even if deleted, can be undeleted. In fact, the only reliable way to destroy a computer file is to physically destroy every hard drive where the file has been stored.In … 
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