What is eDiscovery? : Electronic Discovery Services - Collection, Processing, Review and Production

CloudNine Discovery can assist with any of the following Electronic Discovery processes.

  • Computer Forensic Preservation, Collection & Analysis - While ensuring that electronically stored data is protected against destruction or alteration, we can gather electronically stored data from various sources including tapes, hard drives, portable storage devices, networks, cell phones, PDAs, iPhones and Blackberrys. Including Macintosh, Linux and AS400 operating systems.

    Preservation and collection usually overlap and can be performed either onsite or remotely. A forensic copy (or image) of the data is obtained. This image should be done by a forensic expert, and in some jurisdictions it must be done by a licensed private investigator.
  • Early Data Assessment - Early on in the litigation, lawyers need to understand the potential volume of potentially relevant electronic discovery and the realistic costs to process and review the data.  This early data assessment helps prepare the client for the bill, negotiate cost sharing or cost burden arguments in the Meet and Confer, and to create a better discovery production strategy.

  • Culling & De-duplication - The process of reducing the volume of electronically stored data using sorting and filtering of various information such as source, file types, dates, key words and concepts.  Each file is identified by a unique MD5 hash value and given a production name. The hash value is used throughout the process to provide an intelligent and defensible chain-of-custody.
  • Electronic Discovery Processing- Converting electronically stored information to various formats, such as native, Tiff, PDF, HTML or XML, for review or production purposes.

    First, Files are flattened into component parts. PST and NSF are flattened into individual emails. Zip style files are flattened into individual files. Microsoft files are reviewed for embedded files, and these embeds are flattened into individual files.  

    For each file discovered within another file an MD5 hash is calculated. Parent / child relationship is recorded using a very simple human readable decimal. File metadata is extracted and recorded.

    • original file name
    • original file path
    • to / from / cc for email
    • author / last printed / last edit etc.
    • dates and times
    • fully searchable text
  • Native Review & Analysis - Evaluating collected electronically stored information (ESI) for relevance and privilege, while determining relevant summary information, such as key topics of the case, important people, specific vocabulary and important individual documents.

    Native file review leads to a significant reduction in the number of relevant documents. Once these documents are identified they can be tagged for production and further review.

  • Document Production- Delivering ESI to various recipients such as a law firm or corporate legal department for further use or ongoing management of the electronic data. Production needs vary, therefore the output is flexible.

    Production sets can be produced as any combination of the following TIFF, JPEG, HTML, PDF, native or all of the above. Production sets may also be Bates numbered and endorsed according to custom specifications.

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