Extract from Everlaw’s article “The Basics of Ediscovery”
Discovery, an all-too-familiar term for most legal professionals, is the litigation phase during which the parties dispute and exchange information and evidence relevant to the lawsuit. So that being said, what exactly is ediscovery?
Electronic discovery, commonly known as ediscovery, is exchanging electronically stored information (ESI) during the discovery process. Discoverable ESI typically includes relevant emails, instant messaging chats, electronic documents, accounting databases, voicemail, audio and video files, metadata, and information on social media platforms and websites.