ESI( Electronically Stored Information) Law and Legal Definition

Acronym for Electronically Stored Information. It denotes all forms of electronic data and is the principal subject matter under E-Discovery. Discovery is a fact-finding process that takes place after a lawsuit has been filed and before trial in the matter, in order to allow the parties in the case to prepare for settlement or trial. It is based upon the belief that a free exchange of information is more likely to help uncover truth regarding the facts in issue. An E-Discovery (Electronic Discovery) law is related to finding and managing electronically stored information that might be relevant in a legal dispute in a court.