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Legal Dictionary
E discovery
E discovery is the abbreviated term for electronic discovery. E discovery refers to any process in which electronic data is sought, located, secured, and searched for using it as evidence in a case. E discovery is also known as EDD, electronic discovery. In the process of electronic discovery, data of all types can serve as evidence. Examples of electronic data include text, images, calendar files, databases, spreadsheets, audio files, animation, Web sites, e-mails, voicemails and computer programs. Computer forensics, also called cyber forensics, is a specialized form of e-discovery in which an investigation is carried out on the contents of the hard drive of a specific computer. E-discovery is an evolving field that goes far beyond mere technology. It gives rise to multiple legal, constitutional, political, security and personal privacy issues, many of which have yet to be resolved.