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By: Julie Anne Halter, K&L Gates, Seattle

This article appeared in the Puget Sound Business Journal the week of December 10-16.

In 2007, according to a report from the International Data Corporation, the “digital universe” contained 281 billion gigabytes of data.

That’s the paper equivalent of roughly 2.25 million pages per person.

Commentators predict that by 2011, the digital universe will be 10 times the size it was in 2006. If you consider the last time you wrote a handwritten letter, used a pay phone, or consulted a legal casebook, there is no denying that the world has evolved. And with it, litigation.

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