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A Guide to E-Discovery

June 21, 2017
Category: E-Discovery
Tags: Baltimore cell phone e-discovery smartphone

 

The modern era of cell phones, electronic data, and social networking has led to a rise in what is call e-discovery. In modern court trials, the need to collect, categorize, and share electronic evidence and data is increasingly important. This is where an e-discovery law firm can step in. That said, what exactly is e-discovery and when is it applicable? We go into more detail here.

a guide to e-discovery

What is E-Discovery?

Electronic discovery, also known as e-discovery, is a process of finding, securing, categorizing, and researching electronic data to be used as evidence in a legal case. An important aspect to the e-discovery process is the proper categorization of the data once all this information is collected and then taking this data and transforming it into an easy-to-use format.

What Type of Data is Fair Game?

While e-discovery is an evolving field of law, due to many differing opinions on the issues of privacy, there have been many instances of the following types of data being used:

  • Email
  • Images
  • Social Networking Data
  • Databases
  • Text Files
  • Voicemails
  • Websites
  • Audio/Video Files
  • Web Browsing History
  • Chat Logs
  • and more…

Why Hire an E-Discovery Law Firm?

Due to the fact that e-discovery is such a new and growing field of law, it’s important to consult with an experienced Maryland e-discovery law firm. Such a firm will be able to walk through the overall process of e-discovery and develop a focused e-discovery plan for your case. Whether you’re a defendant seeking legal counsel, or an established law firm seeking specialized e-discovery assistance, an established e-discovery law firm, such as DRA e-Law, is the perfect place to start.

DRA e-Law is a global technology law firm offering a variety of legal services for Maryland residents and clients. We take advantage of the modern technology and software available today and make it work for our clients and partners. For more information on the e-discovery services offered by DRA e-law, give us a call today at 410-332-8404 or fill out the form on our website for a consultation.

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