The Windows Manager's Guide to e-Discovery: Understanding the Data Collection Process
Although data collection may not seem to be a daunting challenge, the IT and legal departments need to be aware of the requirements and complexities in complying with e-discovery orders. One of the biggest mistakes an IT shop can make is to think it can handle e-discovery without understanding the risks. Improper data collection can jeopardize the admissibility or reliability of data and can result in substantial costs and potential sanctions. The data collection part of e-discovery is just one of many steps that must be followed in a legal proceeding. First, a litigation hold or a preservation order is put into place and the parties must complete the meet and confer session requirements per the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.