Extract from article by Lisa Hoover McGreevy
Emojis [ ] and emoticons 🙂 used to be exclusive BFFs with teens. Now adults are peppering texts and tweets with the expressive little images and it’s having a surprising effect on e-discovery.
There’s no official manual governing the use of emojis and emoticons, so their meaning is subject to the interpretation of the sender and the receiver. That’s no problem when you’re having a casual chat, but who decides their intent and meaning if those electronic messages become evidence in a court case?
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Based on an informal review of research from technology providers, industry analyst firms, and industry expert reports in the data discovery arena, the following short list of enablers highlights companies and technologies that may be useful to technology providers as legal discovery professionals seek to move “to the left of the EDRM” and closer to the point of data creation in their data discovery efforts.
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