Ricoh's Intelligent eDiscovery Blog

The Top Six Most Common Sources to Consider Prior to a Data Collection

Apr 13, 2021 9:55:55 AM | Laura Clewley

With the rise of remote work, employees are communicating online in more ways than ever before. This means companies have a lot of places to look for data during a collection.

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Topics: Tuesday's Tip, Laura Clewley, Forensic Data Collection

What's your backup plan?

Mar 31, 2021 9:03:30 AM | Michael Truelove

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 31, 2020. 

Today is World Backup Day an annual reminder to backup all your critical data. You likely know how important it is to routinely back up all your devices; it’s a trusty way to mitigate risk, anticipate unexpected events and align your work and your organization’s continuity plan. However, as someone who’s worked with data collection for litigation for over a decade, I can tell you one thing with certainty: not all backups are equally useful.

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Topics: Tuesday's Tip, Michael Truelove, Unstructured File Analysis

How Targeted Collections Can Save You Time and Money

Mar 16, 2021 9:31:37 AM | Laura Clewley

The thought of performing an entire collection of your (or your client’s) data can be overwhelming — and understandably so. When companies do not have an effective data strategy in place, you can find yourself sifting through years’ worth of information.

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Topics: Tuesday's Tip

Self-Collection, Assisted Collection and Full Forensic Collection: What's the Difference?

Feb 16, 2021 10:49:22 AM | Laura Clewley

One of the earliest steps after identifying a potential matter is collecting any data that may be relevant to the case, whether or not a legal hold has been placed. There are three options to choose from when it comes to data collection: self, assisted and full forensic.

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Topics: Tuesday's Tip, Laura Clewley, Forensic Data Collection

Legal Hold 101: What you need to know about preserving your records

Jan 19, 2021 12:34:54 PM | Marketing

Also known as a litigation hold, a legal hold is a preservation order that ensures records are protected and left untouched should a litigation or investigation arise — a critical step in the eDiscovery process.

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Topics: Tuesday's Tip, Unstructured File Analysis, eDiscovery Solutions

How to Find User Data on Windows Operating Systems

Nov 17, 2020 4:48:17 PM | Michael Truelove

Whether you're given a client’s computer to obtain forensic images or to collect records, it can be difficult to find the correct user data without getting mixed up in all the system files, programs and other data that isn't of value for your legal review. In today’s Tuesday Tip, I'm sharing the easiest way to find this user data, plus a few unusual places to look that also contain useful information.

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Topics: Tuesday's Tip

Five Things to Consider When Preparing for Productions

Oct 20, 2020 4:04:56 PM | Laura Clewley

Once you've preserved, collected and reviewed your documents, you've reached the final, and crucial, stage of production. Ensure a successful process from start to finish by asking yourself the following five questions to help build a proper plan from the onset.

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Topics: Tuesday's Tip, Laura Clewley

Time Zones in eDiscovery

Sep 15, 2020 9:11:15 AM | Michael Truelove

You've probably been asked at some point, "What time zone should we use?" Maybe this was a question that came up for processing or perhaps it was when you were setting up your review case. Either way, why was it asked and how should you answer?

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Topics: Tuesday's Tip

eDiscovery 101: 5 Easy Ways to Plan a Successful eDiscovery Project

Aug 18, 2020 10:28:52 AM | Esther Labindao

Given our heavily technical world, most litigation cases result in an eDiscovery case. This means gathering any electronically stored information and extracting metadata (data about data) to gain insight and search documents. The traditional method of legal discoveries was to have a room filled with boxes of paper, in which people would review each single sheet and document and create a catalogue of any potentially relevant documents. As you can imagine, this was extremely time consuming and rather labour intensive. 

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Topics: Tuesday's Tip, Esther Labindao

Capturing PDF and Printed Emails: 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting Started

Jul 21, 2020 2:24:39 PM | Laura Clewley

For clients who may be new to electronic review, sending PDFs or printing emails, one at a time, might seem like the easiest way to share content. Unfortunately, this slows down the entire review process, resulting in unnecessary time and money spent.

While we always recommend working with emails via MSG or within a mail store (such as a PST file), sometimes processing PDF and printed documents cannot be avoided during a review. If you find yourself in this situation, remember the importance of establishing proper document collection protocols from the start. Today I'm sharing the top seven questions to ask yourself to avoid redundancy and frustration in these situations, based on a decade of experience in the industry.

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Topics: Tuesday's Tip, Laura Clewley