Setting the global standards for eDiscovery, the EDRM – Electronic Discovery Reference Model has released version 1.0 of the Primer for eDiscovery in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The goal of the Primer is to help foreign practitioners involved in legal proceedings in APAC to understand the different discovery requirements in each of the countries covered together with privacy issues and cross-border discovery considerations.
Susan Bennett, Project Trustee and Principal Drafter, led a global team to create a primer on eDiscovery in the APAC region. The following countries were researched and written by these drafters: Australia, Maureen Duffy; China, Jared T. Nelson and Tom Groom; India, Sandeep Jadav; Japan, Sebastian Ko and Daryl Osuch; Hong Kong, Sebastian Ko; Korea, David Kang; Malaysia, Gita Radhakrishna; New Zealand, Maureen Duffy and Andrew King; and Singapore, Gita Radhakrishna.
Originally chartered by The Sedona Conference®, EDRM has published this primer at the request of the project team and Sedona. EDRM plans to webify the content and provide pages for each country, much like the interactive state rules for the next version of the primer. Updates are very welcome for this Version 1.0, and the document is offered in its entirety for Public Comment through March 15, 2022.
Access the Primer for eDiscovery in APAC here.