What is Electronic Discovery, or “E Discovery”?
Online services like email and social networks have existed as long as the Internet, going back to its earliest inventions when the web was first developed by the military as a communication tool. It’s only been recently that the general public has gotten on board and utilized these services to the extent of our modern day plugged in world. The use of email and social sites like Facebook has grown exponentially. People of all ages and all walks of life are rapidly communicating online, creating electronic documents that can always find their way into a courtroom as evidence. Electronic discovery, also known as E discovery, refers to discovery in civil litigation of evidence in an electronic format. It’s also referred to as electronically stored information. It’s led to legal troubles from the Pentagon down to the Balloon family as trails of legal oversights become evident through electronic documents like email and other web functions. E discovery often contains Meta data that is not p