When performing to a discovery request, you want it to go as smoothly as possible. However, the existence of complex data formats can often slow the process and create complications when none is needed. So what are complex data formats? These can include audio files, schematics and graphs, databases, and foreign languages.
When dealing with these types of data formats, the 80/20 rule applies. Meaning that they make up 20% of your data files, but consume 80% of your budget and time. And it’s usually not until you get to the end of the exception process that you realize that you need to analyze the data.
Here’s a checklist of items to take into consideration when dealing with difficult data formats:
Our technology driven climate has made data more varied and complex causing challenges for the ediscovery process. However, having a plan in place that includes how you will deal with complex data files can help to alleviate the stress when you are under a tight deadline.