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The Book of Jargon®eDiscovery

An interactive glossary of acronyms, slang, and industry terminology.

The Book of Jargon® – eDiscovery is one in a series of practice area and industry-specific glossaries published by Latham & Watkins. 

The definitions provide an introduction to each term and may raise complex legal issues on which specific legal advice is required. The terms are also subject to change as applicable laws and customary practice evolve. 

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The information contained herein is not legal advice and should not be construed as such. 

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502(d),30(b)(6),Active Learning (or Continuous Active Learning),Analytics,Artificial Intelligence (AI),Asymmetrical Production,Attachment,Attribute,Backup Tapes,Batch,Bates Number,Beginning Document Number (BegDoc),Blowback,Boolean Search,Bulk Tagging,Burn,BYOD,Chain of Custody,Child / Children,Clawback Agreement,Coding,Confidentiality,Consent Form,Custodian,DAT File,Data Format,Data Map,Data Privacy,Data Set,Data Source,Date Created,Date Last Modified,De-Duplication (or De-Duping or De-Dupes),Discovery,Document Family,Document Population,Early Case Assessment (ECA),EDRM,Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery),Electronically Stored Information (ESI),Email,Email Threading (or Threading),Embedded Object,Emoji,Encryption,Ephemeral Messages,ESI Order (or Discovery Order),Family,Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP),File,Forensic Collection,General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),Hash Value,Hold Notice,Hyperlinked Document,Inclusive Email,Information Governance,Instant Message (IM),IT Infrastructure,Journaling,Legacy Data,Legal Hold (or Litigation Hold / Lit Hold),Linear Review,Load File,Managed Review,Meet and Confer,Metadata,Native / Native Format,Natural Language Search,Near-Duplicates,Non-Inclusive Email,Optical Character Recognition (OCR),Parent,Personally Identifiable Information (PII),Platform (or Review Platform or Review Software),“Possession, Custody, or Control”,Predictive Coding,Preservation,Privilege (Attorney-Client),Privilege Log,Processing,Production,Production Format (or Production Specifications / Specs),Protected Health Information (PHI),Protective Order (or Confidentiality Order),PST,Quick Peek,Reasonable Anticipation of Litigation,Redact / Redaction,Review Protocol,Rule 26,Rule Amendments,Sampling,Sanctions,Search Term,Sedona Conference,Seed Set,SFTP (or FTP),Slip Sheet,SMS,Spoliation,Structured Data,Tagging,Targeted Collection,Technology-Assisted Review (TAR),Text Message,TIFF,Unstructured Data,Vendor,Workplace Collaboration Tools,Work Product Protection