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A Practical Guide to E-Discovery in Asia

According to Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for E-discovery Software, the global E-discovery market will jump from $1.7 billion in 2013 to $2.9 billion by 2017. In addition, most of this growth will take place in international markets outside the traditional US market. There is still much to be learnt from the US experiences in E-discovery, both in techniques and best practices. As Asia’s rapid digitisation gathers pace, the volume of evidence and the familiarity of the legal system with technology will demand that E-discovery be implemented to manage this process to aid the administration of justice.
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E-Discovery, already well advanced in the US, is expected to develop quickly in this part of the world. Today, everything is stored electronically. Hard copies are becoming a thing of the past, with the continued advancement of technology, the courts find themselves confronted with evidence that is embedded in storage and memory of information technology equipment etc. Issues faced by litigants who wish to harvest electronically stored information in Asia face a host of challenges, such as diverse data protection laws, a myriad of potential jurisdictional assertions and a series of blocking statues that prohibit cross-border data transfer.

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
• Definition
• General principles
• Importance
2. Practical guide
• Early case assessment
• Litigation hold
• Outsourcing
3. Singapore
4. Vietnam
5. China
6. Hong Kong
7. Korea/Japan
8. Philippines
9. India
10. Indonesia
11. Resources
• Checklist
• Forms and templates
• Search terms