April 27, 2011 – Companies that deliver and manage electronic discovery services, metadata, or data that is embedded in electronic documents can tell us precisely how and when an electronic document was created, modified, and transmitted. Thus, the document can tell its own story.

According to the Forbes article, “Metadata, The Freedom of Information Act, and Government Hypocrisy,” metadata matters.

The ability of software to connect chains of events with different media and to capture digital irregularities by parties hoping to hide their activities depends on both artificial intelligence and metadata. And because of this, more and more court systems are acknowledging their value and validity.

Melody K. Smith