How Cloud Based Solutions are Changing the Way We Approach Discovery and Disclosure Obligations

Cloud Based Solutions to Discovery Obligations

Discovery and data interrogation/disclosure can be a virtual minefield in Europe. In every circumstance, varying jurisdictional requirements and protections have to be addressed before information can be processed or moved from its native environment. From attorney-client privilege and personal privacy to blocking statutes and data protection regulations, the wholesale collection of electronically stored information (ESI) needs to be run through a litany of checks and balances before reaching the hands of legal counsel or the requesting authorities.

The purpose of this article is to:

  • Explore emerging solutions to the data volume conundrum
  • Consider how emerging solutions relate to regulatory investigations
  • Identify varying issues associated with data portability
  • Look for options that enable more flexibility in deployment, effecting both time and cost.

The Standard Approach to Data Analysis

In its simplest form, data analysis follows this very high-level road map.

  • Data identification
  • Collection
  • Processing
  • Analysis
  • Review
  • Production

Each phase requires a multitude of technologies to drive one stage to the next, and each phase is necessary to provide the user essential information to protect subject rights.

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Daniel Rupprecht

Daniel Rupprecht

iDiscovery Solutions
iDiscovery Solutions is a strategic consulting, technology, and expert services firm – providing customized eDiscovery solutions from digital forensics to expert testimony for law firms and corporations across the United States and Europe.