It is always pleasing when one is asked to write an article on a particular topic but especially so for me, when 3 SA individual contacts and one SA law firm have specifically asked to me to write this one.
If the amendments are made then it will mean that SA would be the first developing country to adopt eDiscovery rules and I would be mightily proud of that.
Social Media in terms of discovery for litigation, investigations, competition cases and, of course criminal investigations is a huge, huge topic - arguably one of the biggest in our industry at the moment.
There is little doubt in mind that we are now nearing the crunch time where we will know, one way or the other, where this is all going to end.
How are the issues around implementing global solutions resolved in SA, and what does the future hold when the Rules of Discovery change to embrace eDiscovery?
Could 2017 be the year that SA sets it’s feet firmly on the global eDiscovery map along with Data Protection and Privacy?