Over the last year, we saw an American economy peak and then get hit suddenly with massive job losses. This shifted everyone’s expectations and goals—the e-discovery industry notwithstanding. But even before mid-March, e-discovery operations were trending toward moving in-house, with both technology and processes evolving to keep pace. So far this year, the U.S. has seen its first major data privacy regulation enacted in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which has disrupted companies of all sizes with a national or global presence.
This year’s State of E-Discovery report pulls from the latest economic data, case law, and professional e-discovery and legal industries to paint a picture of an industry now two years into the convergence of the privacy and e-discovery markets. This report offers a closer look at where legal departments are heading, and how they’re getting to their destinations