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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Taken from a combination of public market sizing estimations as shared in leading electronic discovery reports, publications and posts over time, the following eDiscovery Market Size Mashup shares general worldwide market sizing considerations for software and services in the electronic discovery market for the years between 2015 and 2020.
Today, there are still a lot of lawyers that don’t know a lot about “computer stuff,” but at least they’re smart enough not to admit it in court. In the nine years since the 2006 FRCP amendment on e-discovery, there has been great improvement in the bar’s knowledge and sophistication with e-discovery. But there’s still a long way to go with many lawyers.
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