eDiscovery Preparedness – Data Processing

eDiscovery Preparedness – Data Processing

Candice Chan-Glasgow

Director, Review Services and Counsel


July 16, 2021


After potentially relevant electronically stored information (ESI) has been identified, preserved, and collected, it must be processed.  Processing is converting the ESI to a usable format for review and analysis.  Before processing the ESI, agreement should be obtained on processing specifications.  Many processing decisions are common, and agreement on these issues is generally non-contentious.


One primary decision is how you will deduplicate the data.  This is important due to the volumes of duplicate records that are typical for any enterprise.  Deduplication will reduce the volume of documents that will need to be hosted in a review platform and ultimately reviewed for relevance. … Read More