The Summer, 2013, issue of the ABA’s Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence (“EDDE”) Journal features an article by John Martin, “E-Discovery Standards Proposals.” The article covers many topics that could be included in ISO/IEC standards or included in e-discovery best practices for law firms or corporations.
The article includes discussions on:
- Using single-instance productions so that only one copy of unique files is produced. The production would include a manifest with hash values for all files produced, plus a Sources file that would provide details on where all the copies had been located.
- Use of RFC 5322 for deduping email.
- Requiring greater information security on the part of requesting parties while storing or using PII or trade secret documents.
- Using categorical privilege logging procedures in which only one unique copy of each document would be listed, but there would also be a Sources file that would tell who had copies of those items.
The article can be downloaded here at no charge: Martin E-Discovery Standards article.