When a corporation or entity can reasonably anticipate litigation, the duty to preserve electronically stored information (ESI) or “electronic evidence” attaches and it becomes your responsibility to: a) not lose data b) not alter data and c) document your process and actions. How corporations go about managing this process can make a significant difference on the total cost of litigation. The courts require collection of ESI in a forensically sound manner as opposed to doing forensic imaging which leads to overcollection.

The following infographic illustrates the path to a forensically sound collection that will be defensible should it be challenged in court.

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