In-Person and Remote Collections – Collection Fundamentals Series, Part 7
A multi-part series on the essentials practitioners need to know about ESI collections
by Matthew Verga, JD, Xact Data Discovery
In “Collection and the Duty of Technology Competence,” we discussed lawyers’ duty of technology competence and the importance of understanding collection to fulfilling that duty. In “The Broad Scope of Collection,” we discussed the potential legal and technological scope of collection. In “How Computers Store ESI,” we discussed the operation of computer memory. In “Collecting and Recovering ESI from Computer Memory,” we discussed the technical process of collection. In “The Intersection of Technical and Legal Realities,” we discussed the intersection of that technical process with the legal requirements. In “Self-Collection and Its Risks,” we discussed the first of the three common collection approaches, and in this Part, we review the other two.
Collection Approaches: In-Person Collection
Traditionally, the most common collection approach has been in-person collection, in which the person executing the collection is in physical possession of the device(s) to be collected.