As technological developments have greatly expanded the world of available information, the cost of harvesting electronically stored information (ESI) has risen exponentially.
Tempted to snoop on someone's emails; perhaps to gain advantage in a dispute? DON'T DO IT. The Stored Communications Act ("SCA") prohibits unauthorized access to web-based email accounts.
A 2013 ruling from the Rhode Island Superior Court illustrates the necessity of preserving potentially relevant information in the face of pending or threatened litigation