Self Collection, Can You Really Afford It?
Draft publication by RMKB Lawers
Inside Experts: Courts Increase Skepticism over Electronic Discovery Self Collection by DEAN-GONSOWSKI
Another “Fox Guarding the Hen House” Case Shows the Dangers of Self-Collection by LAW-SCIENCE-TECHNOLOGY – Ralph Losey
Scheindlin Issues Landmark Opinion on Custodian Self-Collection by ARMA International Website
Small v. UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA, Defendant. 2014. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION AND FINAL FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW OF SPECIAL MASTER DANIEL B. GARRIE by PEGGY A. LEEN, Magistrate Judge.
Taming the Fox in the Henhouse:
Defensible “Self-Collection” in E-Discovery by Jeffrey C. Sharer, Colleen M. Kenney, and Sheila A.G. Armbrust
Burd v. Ford. 2015 by Cheryl A. Eifert, US Magistrate Judge. A Recent Case questioned Self-collection methods.
There are endless website pages addressing the downfalls of self collection of data, so we have shared several articles and recent court documents below to give you a general feel of the subject.
The definition of self collection is very broad, which can cause confusion. It includes actions ranging from self identification by the custodian to the IT Department copying it to a hard drive. The “Taming the Fox in the Henhouse” article goes into the differences among self collection, self acquired, and harvested, and is worth reading to see a slightly different perspective or defining of differences.
We also suggest that you further research the topic prior to the development of company policies and procedures, and especially prior to deciding how to respond to an eDiscovery document request.
Dragon Discovery can always assist you in this process to help determine the best solution for your company.