Digital Evidence and eDiscovery Working Group MANDATE

The mandate of the Digital Evidence and eDiscovery Working Group is to recommend, promote and, where possible, implement thought leadership, best practices and law reform with respect to information management, discovery, litigation support and paperless proceedings.

The Digital Evidence and eDiscovery Working Group is guided in its work by the Sedona Canada Principles, as referenced in the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure. The Digital Evidence and eDiscovery Working Group’s guiding principles are proportionality, reasonableness, efficiency and defensibility of the discovery process.

A key theme in the work of the Digital Evidence and eDiscovery Working Group is proportionality – the requirement to ensure that the e-discovery requirements that are placed on litigants are proportional, in terms of cost, time and effort, to the nature and dollar value of the case.