Extract from Doug Austin's article "The Challenge Associated with Piecing Together the eDiscovery 'Puzzle'"
When I was a kid, I loved to piece together jigsaw puzzles. My attention span probably maxed out at puzzles that were 200 to 500 pieces. So, as you can imagine, trying to put together a 1,000 piece puzzle like the one in the picture above would be quite an undertaking. We took that on at my house recently to give us something to do during our pandemic free time and it was hard!
The team at Exterro has given me the opportunity to be a guest author on their excellent blog—one that I’ve admired for years! Over the next three weeks, I’ll be writing about the challenge of assembling the eDiscovery “puzzle”, which used to primarily consist of emails, Office documents and images of scanned documents, but now also consists of mobile device data, social media data, collaboration/messaging apps data, audio and video files, potentially Internet of Things (IoT) device data and more.
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