Many organizations are actively pursuing the acquisition or implementation of technology to assist with speeding up the review process. This is all great for all the ESI that is growing at an incredible rate, but what about the paper? How can you “speed up” the review process for hard copy especially when large volumes are needed to be reviewed? The other challenge is where will these paper documents be reviewed? Will they leave the secure records center? Will chain of custody be questioned? What is the risk of these single source documents being lost or destroyed during transport or time they are out of your control or access for other litigation or a business need?
Would making a copy and forwarding to outside counsel assist with managing risk? AND once the litigation is completed can you ensure all copies will be destroyed according to their legally credible retention schedule?
Many companies are taking a different approach by converting sensitive information to electronic content and in some cases, well in advance of any litigation or investigation. When digitized content is OCR, PDF, coded/indexed, redacted, date stamped and delivered to your Discovery review platform, you will dramatically streamline your review and production. You keep originals and outside counsel ONLY gets the digital copies which can be easily accessed by multiple parties.
If cost for this process is reduced by 37%, review is completed faster, money saved and risk is eliminated, would that help you take control of discovery?