2021 State of E-Discovery
Exterro has released its 2021 report on The State of E-Discovery . Here are some key findings about the direction the industry is heading in.
45 percent of legal departments have reported an increase in legal disputes as a result of the COVID pandemic, while only 7 percent have reported a decrease.
38 percent of electronic discovery professionals have taken on more responsibilities because of the pandemic.
There has been an increase in the number of legal departments with a legal operations specialist, a 39.4% increase since 2015.
Legal departments are using e-discovery technology to save time and money, and do more work in-house.
35 percent of legal departments still use ad hoc electronic discovery processes.
71 percent of smaller legal departments don't have an electronic discovery team.
56 percent of legal personnel have performed electronic discovery remotely.
50 percent of government agencies have processes to collect data.
87 percent of government agencies have increasing volumes of data.
More than half of respondents reported having an 'immature' electronic discovery function.
40 percent of businesses see more disputes arising from data privacy and cybersecurity issues.