Discovery is a term of art in law. And eDiscovery refers to information in digital format. Entities that create, acquire and store digital information have to be sensitive to the legal requirements of preserving intangible documents. Here’s a link to a quick video summarizing the challenges.
Electronic Discovery Law requires its practitioners review the issues and examine problems. A report by the American College of Trial Lawyers Task Force on Discovery and the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System looks at the implications of revising discovery rules and procedures.