Technology: To image, or not to image, that is the question

Avoid a Shakespearean tragedy when deciding whether to image hard drives

If computers, hard drives and e-discovery had existed in 17th century England, and if Shakespeare’s character Hamlet — the son of the Danish King in the eponymous play — had also been legal counsel for the Kingdom of Denmark, what would he have said in contemplating whether to image or not to image the hard drives of the castle’s computers for a legal hold?

Perhaps some of the same things as in his “To be or not to be” soliloquy.

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Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans is a partner at Gibson Dunn. His practice focuses on complex litigation, including information technology, data privacy and e-discovery.

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Danielle Serbin

Danielle Serbin is an associate at Gibson Dunn. Her practice focuses on complex litigation, including information technology, data privacy and e-discovery.

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