Distributed Data

Definition(s)

  • Data that resides on portable media and non-local devices such as laptop computers, home computers, CD-ROMs, floppy disks, zip drives, wireless communication devices, personal digital assistants (PDAs), web pages, Internet repositories such as email hosted by Internet service providers or portals, and the like that belongs to the organization and not the user.  1
  • Information which resides on non-local devices such as home computers, laptop computers, PDAs, or even Internet repositories.  2
  • Distributed data is that information belonging to an organization which resides on portable media and non-local devices such as home computers, laptop computers, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, personal digital assistants (“PDAs”), wireless communication devices (i.e., Blackberry), zip drives, Internet repositories such as e-mail hosted by Internet service providers or portals, Web pages, and the like. Distributed data also includes data held by third parties such as application service providers and business partners.  3

Notes

  1. Vinson & Elkins LLP Practice Support, EDD Glossary.
  2. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  3. Kroll Ontrack, Glossary of Termshttp://www.krollontrack.com/glossaryterms