15 Jun Can Your Records Management System Handle Legal E-Discovery?
When faced with legal or regulatory action, government agencies and other organizations may find themselves fielding information requests in preparation for an audit or litigation. This process is called discovery. It’s when the parties involved in a legal or regulatory matter try to find and review relevant documents that may serve as evidence in the case. Increasingly, because so many modern records are created, stored, and processed in electronic format, discovery focuses on electronic documents, hence the term “e-discovery.”
In general, e-discovery functions just like traditional discovery. Records must be found, assessed for relevance, preserved against destruction, and turned over to the appropriate groups. Electronic Records Management (ERM) systems can ease the process of e-discovery tremendously at every step, if the ERM platform includes the right capabilities. Learn more on our TransAccessDM blog.