First thing's first. It is important to remember that nothing is ever deleted. If a 500GB data set is reduced to 100GB through the use of early case assessment technology, the other 400GB is still available for review, it's just stored separately.
At the outset of any project, Law In Order's consulting team will work with the client to develop a strategy aimed at reducing the amount of data to be reviewed. This might include removing duplicate documents, threading emails or discounting data that falls outside a particular timeframe. The culling methodologies employed will vary depending on the strategy agreed with the client and the type of data to be identified.
All of the technologies that we use at Law In Order have been developed specifically for the legal industry and are inherently conservative. For example, the tools we use for technical de-duplication of documents will only remove documents from a set that are absolutely identical - those that share the same MD5 value. If a document is almost identical to another but has one additional full stop or is saved in a different format, it is not a technical duplicate and will not be removed from the review set.
The use of early case assessment technology and techniques such as de-duplication have been endorsed by courts across Australia, and provide a quick and easy way of removing duplicate or irrelevant data from a review set in a low risk and defensible manner, leading to significant time and cost savings.
To find out more information, contact our team.