Not Confident in eDiscovery? Neither is Anyone Else
Ok, we are picking on government today. It seems that most federal agencies are not confident in their ability to handle eDiscovery. I would argue that many organizations are also unable to handle the challenges associated with it. What is the basic goal? To have certainty that your information is accurate, accessible, complete and trustworthy, according to a recent Deloitte Survey. I would add one more standard and that is the information needed can be found.
The problem, which is legitimate, is the overwhelming amount of information that continues to accumulate. In fact, now the term Big Data is creeping into the Discovery process. Federal agencies do have more rigorous demands and more minutiae that must be saved. But the problem still exists for us ordinary organizations.
The following is the graphic from the Deloitte Survey. If nothing else, worth a look.
Do you feel that Discovery or even litigation support is becoming more difficult due to the unabated growth of content? From an organizational view, have you changed processes to accommodate?