What Is Data Mapping, and Why Does It Matter in Ediscovery?

What Is Data Mapping, and Why Does It Matter in Ediscovery?

How a comprehensive data map prepares organizations for all stages of ediscovery What is data mapping? Data mapping is the process of creating a comprehensive inventory of an organization’s data. Data maps for ediscovery generally include the following: what types and...
What Is OCR or Optical Character Recognition?

What Is OCR or Optical Character Recognition?

Learn how software converts images or paper documents to searchable text What is OCR? OCR or optical character recognition refers to technology that can recognize letters, numbers, and other written characters. This allows it to convert images or scanned paper...
What Is Cooperation in Ediscovery?

What Is Cooperation in Ediscovery?

Cooperative ediscovery isn’t just the rule — it’s a great way to control costs What is cooperation in ediscovery? Cooperation is the process of working together toward the same end or providing assistance, especially by complying with requests. This collaborative...
What Is Blockchain?

What Is Blockchain?

How the technology underlying cryptocurrency may affect ediscovery What is blockchain? Blockchain technology creates a digital ledger to chronologically record transactions. Invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 to support the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, blockchain allows...
What Is Scope?

What Is Scope?

Defining the extent of discovery for an ediscovery matter Scope describes the extent of discovery that the parties — sometimes with the court’s intervention — agree to produce in a case. Scope is generally defined by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(1). It...
What Is Bates Numbering?

What Is Bates Numbering?

Identifying specific pages in a production for quick and accurate reference What is Bates numbering? In a modest 30,000-page ediscovery production, in which 5,000 pages are tables, lawyers and courts need a way to refer to the exact table found on the eleventh page of...
What Is Document Review?

What Is Document Review?

Defining the document review phase of ediscovery What is document review? Also known as simply review, document review is the stage of the EDRM in which organizations examine documents connected to a litigation matter to determine if they are relevant, responsive, or...
What Is Proportionality?

What Is Proportionality?

Limiting the extent of ediscovery based on the needs of the case. What is proportionality in ediscovery? In essence, proportionality represents a global cost-benefit analysis, whereby the court considers the needs of the case and weighs the importance of information...
What Is Technology-Assisted Review or TAR?

What Is Technology-Assisted Review or TAR?

Using computers and AI to aid in ediscovery review What is technology-assisted review (TAR) or computer-assisted review (CAR)? Both terms refer to an approach within the document review phase of ediscovery that leverages computer algorithms to identify and tag...