ISO approves eDiscovery standards development

According to the Infosecurity article ISO approves eDiscovery standards development, an international standard is being developed that “addresses terminology, provides an overview of eDiscovery and ESI, and then addresses a range of technological and process challenges.”  The first working draft is due in early July, with comments on the draft due in early September.  A linked article in Enterprise Communications elaborates that  “The standard will also look to clarify any issues that aren’t directly dealt with in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.”

This is certainly an interesting development.  Since it is an international standard, it will be challenging to make it compatible with many different bodies of law.  Are they really doing something different from what EDRM already does?  Will it get much buy-in from the courts and practitioners in the field?

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