The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Disclosure—glossary

This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with: Disclosure—introduction. Note that this Practice Note does not cover the provisions of the disclosure pilot scheme under CPR PD 51U in force as of 1 January 2019 in the Business and Property Courts—for further guidance, see Practice Note: Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot scheme

Term Definition
accessible data information that is normally reasonably accessible. Whether information is accessible is open to interpretation. In relation to electronically stored information CPR PD 31B paragraphs 20 to 24 set out factors to take into account when undertaking a reasonable search for electronic documents. Hardcopy documents face similar tests as to reasonableness under the CPR 31.7(2)
back-up tapes tapes which contain saved data. They are called 'back-up' because the information is copied onto the tapes and is available as a 'back-up'. Can also refer to any other method where data is regularly collected and stored separately for the purposes of risk management. See also incremental back-ups
bit electronic data can be measured in bits, which is basically the space it takes up. 8 bits =