Welcome to day four of E-Discovery Fact Week, our online celebration of the importance and value of e-discovery in the legal process, designed to bring awareness of e-discovery to the legal community at large. All week long, we've been tweeting, blogging, and sharing interesting facts about e-discovery for your education and entertainment. E-Discovery Fact Week is part of the larger E-Discovery Day celebration, which last year reached over 2,000 legal professionals at 13 live events and 15 webinars. Today, we'll be sharing facts the amount of data involved in e-discovery matters.
How Much Is a Gigabyte of Data?
A gigabyte can contain anywhere from 15,000 to almost 700,000 pages of data. In its white paper How Many Pages in a Gigabyte?, LexisNexis provides the following approximate figures (among others):
How Many Gigabytes Are in a "Typical" E-Discovery Matter?
As any e-discovery professional would agree, defining a "typical" matter is a difficult exercise. However, in a 2016 presentation on e-discovery and data analytics, Jay Brudz, Chair of Information Governance and eDiscovery at Drinker Biddle, suggested typical ranges of
What Does 100 GB of Microsoft Word Documents Equal?
At 5,000 pages per 10 ream case of paper, that “typical” matter contains 1300 cases of paper worth of data! Some real-world examples of what that looks like include:
We hope you enjoyed today's e-discovery facts. Check back on the blog or Exterro's LinkedIn and Twitter accounts tomorrow for more facts on the biggest court case in e-discovery history, Zubulake v. UBS Warburg.