E-Discovery practitioners meet at 2012 Mid-Year meeting to further standards on Data Set, IGRM, Jobs, Metrics and Search projects
ST. PAUL, MN – October 24, 2012 – St. Paul, MN – The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), the leading standards organization for the e-discovery community, today announced the newest advancements stemming from the organization’s mid-year meeting that took place last week. E-Discovery practitioners from law firms, corporations and service providers gathered in St. Paul, Minn., to discuss the latest e-discovery industry trends and standards needed for improving e-discovery and information governance practices. Following are the updates from each of EDRM’s most active projects:
- Data Set – The Data Set project announced the launch of its new file upload utility. “The upload utility will allow us to develop a modern data set that more accurately represents the type of files that are commonly encountered in data processing,” said Eric Robi of Elluma Discovery, co-chair of the project with Michael Lappin of NUIX. The Data Set project also announced a soon-to-be-published “million file dataset” and an upcoming redacted version of the Enron data set.
- Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM) – The IGRM team announced that its updated model (IGRM v3) was recently published and presented at ARMA International’s 57th Annual Conference & Expo and the IAPP Privacy Academy 2012. The updated version adds privacy and security as key stakeholders in the model.
- Jobs – The Jobs project continued development of the EDRM RACI (responsible, accountable, consulted, informed) Matrix, a tool designed to help hiring managers better understand the responsibilities associated with common e-discovery roles. RACI maps responsibilities to the EDRM framework so e-discovery duties associated can be assigned to the appropriate parties.
- Metrics – The Metrics project team refined the EDRM Metrics database, an anonymous set of e-discovery processing metrics derived from actual matters, which will include a CSV upload function to make it easier for vendors and law firms to anonymously submit data to the system.
- Search – The Search group announced that its EDRM Computer Assisted Review Reference Model (CARRM) soon will be available for public comment. The goal of CARRM is to demystify the predictive coding process and to allow for a common communication platform between vendors and end-users at each phase of the CAR process.
“EDRM continues to pursue its mission of establishing and promoting practical e-discovery and information governance frameworks, guidelines and resources,” said EDRM co-founders George Socha and Tom Gelbmann. “We are proud of the incredible work done by EDRM’s participants, providers and consumers who continue to come together to define, refine, build and enhance the industry-standard foundation for pragmatic e-discovery processes.”
More information on each of the EDRM projects and their materials is available at http://edrm.net.
Launched in May 2005, the EDRM Project was created to address the lack of standards and guidelines in the e-discovery market – a problem identified in the 2003 and 2004 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery surveys as a major concern for vendors and consumers alike. The completed reference model provides a common, flexible and extensible framework for the development, selection, evaluation and use of e-discovery products and services. Expanding on the base defined with the Reference Model, the EDRM projects now include nine projects including the Information Governance Reference Model project. Over the past seven years, the EDRM project has comprised more than 250 organizations, including 150 service and software providers, 61 law firms, three industry groups and 22 corporations involved with e-discovery. Information about EDRM is available at http://www.edrm.net.