The US Federal Rules for Civil Procedure now contain specific amendments to deal with electronic information such as e-mail. This change has left legal departments, IT managers, and even judges scrambling for guidance.
The US Federal Judicial Center responded to this demand by releasing "Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges." This 33-page document addresses a variety of eDiscovery issues, including:
- The impact of changes to Rule 26.
- Allocation of costs.
- Preservation of electronically stored information.
- Spoliation and sanctions.
This guide for judges gives IT managers specific insight into the issues...