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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

Metadata Can Be Evidence

October 3, 2016

Many people describe metadata as being data about data. Not a very helpful definition. Metadata is essentially data imbedded in a file that isn't typically viewable by the user. It can include information about the author, last print date, GPS coordinates, track changes, creation date, etc. Jim and Sharon interview Donna Payne, founder and CEO of PayneGroup in a recent podcast discussing how lawyers can better handle their metadata. She mentions that one of the best things you can do if you can't afford a third party assistant program is to know what is in the document and use any free options available in your preferred office software suite. Give it a listen and learn what metadata is and how to deal with it.

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