In addition, there often are many different levels of electronic searchability—the published default would authorize production in a minimally searchable form even though more easily searched forms might be available at equal or less cost to the responding party. Please help us improve our site! Rule 34 a 1 is intended to be broad enough to cover all current types of computer-based information, and flexible enough to encompass future changes and developments. Committee Notes on Rules— Amendment Several amendments are made in Rule 34, aimed at reducing the potential to impose unreasonable burdens by objections to requests to produce. Some electronically stored information cannot be searched electronically. For the present, this subdivision makes clear that Rule 34 does not preclude independent actions for discovery against persons not parties. The default forms of production to be used when the parties do not agree on a form and there is no court order are changed in part.
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The questions whether a producing party should be required to convert such information to a more usable form, or should be required to produce it at all, should be addressed under Rule 26 b 2 B. This provision adopts the language of Rule 33 b 4 , eliminating any doubt that less specific objections might be suitable under Rule The language of Rule 34 has been amended as part of the general restyling of the Civil Rules to make them more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules.