U.S. eDiscovery Legal Hold and Collection: Are We Turning the Corner on Process and Communication?

U.S. eDiscovery Legal Hold and Collection: Are We Turning the Corner on Process and Communication?

This IDC study examines the practice of eDiscovery collection in United States–based corporations. Specifically, the study captures the perceived effectiveness of eDiscovery processes and communication from legal hold through data collection. The results from this study tend to indicate that corporate discovery practices have matured significantly and eDiscovery practitioners and IT professionals are gaining confidence in the efficacy of those processes.

"The legal technology industry has taken extraordinary steps over the past several years to ensure that IT professionals, eDiscovery experts, and attorneys understand the benefits of new data collection technologies. More importantly, however, the industry has demonstrated the efficiencies and benefits gained from mixing good technology with outstanding communication. Seemingly, this mix is starting to pay off for corporate discovery practices," said Sean Pike, program director, eDiscovery and Information Governance Research.

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Situation Overview
Legal Hold Process
eDiscovery Collection Process
Future Outlook
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Synopsis
Table: Respondents by Company Size (% of Respondents)
Table: Legal Holds by Company Size (% of Respondents)
Table: Actionable Legal Hold Technologies
Figure: Effectiveness of the Legal Hold Process
Figure: Effectiveness of Legal Hold Communication: IT and Legal Department
Figure: Effectiveness of Legal Hold Communication: Custodians
Figure: Effectiveness of Legal Hold Data Preservation
Figure: Use of Actionable Legal Hold Technology
Figure: Effectiveness of Process to Transition from Legal Hold to Collection
Figure: Effectiveness of Communication Prior to Collection: IT and Legal Department
Figure: Effectiveness of Communication Prior to Collection for Data Sources: IT and Legal Department
Figure: Accuracy of eDiscovery Collection
Figure: eDiscovery Reproduction
Figure: Use of Corporate Data Archive Solution for Long-Term Storage

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