Brief History of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM)

Electronic discovery (aka "ediscovery", aka "e-discovery", aka just "discovery") is the exchange of data between parties in civil or criminal litigation. The discovery process is largely controlled by attorneys who determine what data should be produced based on relevance or withheld based on claims of privilege. Forensic examiners play crucial roles as technical advisors, hand-on collectors, and analysts.