A short poem by ChatGPT, as engineered and quality controlled by all-too-human, Ralph Losey. Ralph prompted the Ai to generate a simple rhyming poem that summarizes the fourteen Principles of The Sedona Conference®. These are, in Ralph’s opinion, good words for anyone to remember and live by in the field of electronic evidence.
See Losey’s earlier blog for the average adult and kid’s version of the fourteen Sedona Principels. Also see his recent blog, Homage to Richard Braman and the Sedona Conference. Go to www.thesedonaconference.org to download a free copy of the original Sedona Principles, 3rd Edition. This Sedona Poem concludes, for now, Ralph’s Sedona series.
In electronic discovery, we must all abide
By 14 rules that cannot be pushed aside.
For electronic data is just as key
As any other kind you or I might see.
We must be fair and not demand too much
Or else our efforts will lose their touch.
We must think about the cost and worth
And whether it’s sensible to unearth.
Together we must work and plan
To find and share the data at hand.
Clear requests and exact replies
Will keep us from telling any lies.
Some information we must keep safe
While others we can freely chafe.
The owner should decide the fate
Of the data they keep and create.
Proof is necessary to claim foul play
Else accusations will not carry sway.
Start by searching where it’s easiest found
For a quick and easy turnaround.
Deleted data is not always a must
Unless the reason is fair and just.
Privacy is key in any case
Lest we want to risk an embarrassing disgrace.
Tools are there to aid our quest
To make the search less of a test.
When sharing information, we must be clear
To make it understandable and without any fear.
The owner must pay to keep it safe
Unless a reason causes a different waive.
Those who break the rules, take heed
Courts will make sure you fix the misdeed.