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2014 Benchmarking study of eDiscovery practices for government agencies

Discovery Insights

Since 2007, Deloitte has surveyed attorneys, paralegals, records managers and IT professionals within the federal government about their experience in eDiscovery. Over time, a picture of the challenges government agencies face has emerged as well as the varied ways government agencies are managing their eDiscovery workloads. Review our survey results here, and let us know what your experiences are in federal government eDiscovery.

Internal eDiscovery systems and processes continue to challenge government agencies. For the third year in a row, government agencies have indicated that their biggest hurdle with regard to handling, processing, reviewing or producing electronically stored information (ESI) is their own internal systems and processes. This year, 43 percent of respondents indicated it was their toughest challenge – up 17 percent from last year. Agencies must institute effective practices for people, process and tools for efficient and cost-effective eDiscovery.

Eighth Annual Benchmarking Study of Electronic Discovery Practices for Government Agencies

What is your biggest hurdle when it comes to handling, processing, reviewing or producing Electronically Stored Information (ESI)? Tell us at governmentdiscovery@deloitte.com.

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