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Why eDiscovery Alone is not Information Governance

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By @sherpasoftware | April 17, 2015

The line between eDiscovery and Information Governance has seemingly been blurred from the get go. The problem is that when you talk about information governance you can’t help but also talk about aspects of eDiscovery. Both can be described as a way of identifying, retaining, and securing electronic documents which inevitably leads you to saying something along the lines of “but it’s different”. Because, in fact, they are different.

eDiscovery is reactive, working to find important files in a corpus that contains little to no organization.

Information governance is proactive, using policies and procedures to structure, control, and organize ESI.

The two work together to achieve a single goal of securing important documents for litigation.
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Bob Williams is the founder and president of Cohasset Associates, Inc. and founder of the National Conference on Managing Electronic Records, (MER).Mr. Williams is renowned for his leadership in addressing the legal, technical, and operational challenges associated with the life-cycle management of records, especially electronic records.  He has edited two definitive legal research studies: Legality of Microfilm and Legality of Optical Storage.  His also has overseen many industry white papers focused on compliance the SEC’s requirements for the storage of computer stored information (CSI).As a renowned speaker, Mr. Williams has given more than 1,000 presentations at briefings, seminars, and conferences throughout the United States as well as in Europe and South America.Mr. Williams’ primary focus now is organizing, running, and co-chairing the MER, Cohasset’s nationally renowned conference on managing electronic records

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