Chapter 3. Electronic Discovery
James O. Holley, Paul H. Luehr, Jessica Reust Smith and Joseph J. Schwerha IV
Introduction to Electronic Discovery63
Identification of Electronic Data78
Forensic Preservation of Data83
Production of Electronic Data130
Introduction to Electronic Discovery
Electronic discovery or “e-discovery” is the exchange of data between parties in civil or criminal litigation. The process is largely controlled by attorneys who determine what data should be produced based on relevance or withheld based on claims of privilege. Forensic examiners, however, play crucial roles as technical advisors, hands-on collectors, and analysts.