Information resources are used in an ever-growing inventory of legal actions, statutory claims, government wide investigations and audits. The production of documents for claims and actions, as required by provincial and federal Rules of Civil Procedure or Rules of Court, can represent an increasing financial burden to departments.
Potential risk arises in situations where departments may be unable to identify, locate, list, and maintain information resources or demonstrate effective management of their information resources. The costs and potential risks related to document production could have significant consequences on federal public administration, as well as for public confidence in government.
These guidelines address:
Concepts in Discovery
What is a Preservation Request?
A preservation request (hold) is a communication issued as a result of current or anticipated litigation or commission of inquiry which suspends normal lifecycle management processes, including disposition of information resources.
Title: Electronic Discovery Reference Model
Left side of image: Volume
Right side of image: Relevance
A flowchart indicates the following stages from the left side (above the word Volume) to the right side (above the word Relevance): Information Management; Identification; Preservation/Collection; Processing/Review/Analysis; Production; Presentation.