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Weathering the Evolving Landscapes of Electronic Discovery – A Comparative Analysis

Danna Er

(2017) 29 SAcLJ 343

With the widespread use of electronic communications, and the increasing volumes and types of digital information, electronic discovery has taken centre stage in modern-day dispute resolution. The objective of this essay is to survey the diverse electronic discovery landscapes in the US, the UK (England & Wales), the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Republic of Singapore to suggest that the People’s Republic of Singapore needs to rethink its electronic-discovery framework in terms of preservation, proportionality, search and co-operation.