Hashing for deduplication to reduce an investigation or review corpus is a necessary standard practice in today’s ediscovery market, which is primarily concerned with reducing costs and proportionality. Do you and your ediscovery provider understand all the implications of hashing emails using different tools? At least two of the most popular processing tools have BCC as an opt-in option instead of a standard setting. But, why does this matter?
EDRM recently published a draft of their Processing Standards Guide, a general software-agnostic standard for data processing in the fast paced field of ediscovery. This document is a welcome breakthrough and it falls in line with EDRM’s many standards guides. This guide, in particular, looks at the concerns and considerations that arise when processing data, and it begs the question, what should the client’s expectations be when it comes to processing standards?