Active Data

Definition(s)

  • Data currently displayed on a computer screen, and/or files on a computer that can be accessed without having to use a restoration process.
  • The information readily available and accessible to users, including word processing files, spreadsheets, databases’ data, e-mail messages, electronic calendars and contact managers.
  • Active data is information residing on the direct access storage media of computer systems, which is readily visible to the operating system and/or application software with which it was created and immediately accessible to users without undeletion, modification or reconstruction (i.e., word processing and spreadsheet files, programs and files used by the computer’s operating system).
  • Active data is information residing on the direct access storage media of computer systems, which is readily visible to the operating system and/or application software with which it was created and immediately accessible to users without undeletion, modification or reconstruction.
  • Data existing on the data and file storage media of computer systems. Active data is easily viewed on the operating system and/or application software that was used to create it and is directly available to users without un-deletion, alteration, or restoration.
  • Data currently displayed on a computer screen.
  • Information residing on the computer which is visible and fully available to the user.

Notes

  1. Fenwick & West LLP, FWPS eDiscovery Terminology (11/6/2005). Citing Richard A. Lazar, The Guide to Electronic Discovery, at 37 (Fios, Inc. 2002).
  2. Fenwick & West LLP, FWPS eDiscovery Terminology (11/6/2005). Citing Feldman, The Essentials of Computer Discovery, Computer Forensics Inc. (1/1/2001), http://www.forensics.com/pdf/Essentials_of_Discovery.pdf#page=2 
  3. Kroll Ontrack, Glossary of Termshttp://www.krollontrack.com/glossaryterms
  4. Merrill Corporation, Electronic Discovery Glossary.
  5. Vinson & Elkins LLP Practice Support, EDD Glossary.
  6. Fios, E-Discovery Glossaryhttp://discoveryresources.org/01_electronic_discovery_glossary.html 
  7. RSI, Glossary.
  8. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).