Up Close And private With Metadata
Though metadata has been in existence for a long time, its significance in eDiscovery was realized only very recently. Metadata is something that is tough to disguise, and thus each small detail pertaining to the creation and editing of every electronic data discovery remains intact in its metadata. What makes metadata so important is that it may well change the fate of a lawsuit by revealing what hard copies cannot. When the courts realized the importance of metadata and the fact that it could hold the key to an amicable resolution of lawsuits, they decided to set the record straight and make a collective decision regarding the difficulty of the production of metadata.