Testing Validates Process and Controls Used By Leading eDiscovery Company
NEW YORK – Complete Discovery Source (CDS Legal), a leading provider of eDiscovery services headquartered in New York, announced today that it has successfully completed an extensive examination, a SSAE 16 (Service Organization Control (SOC)) 1 Type II audit, conducted by an independent accounting firm. The audit examines the effectiveness of internal controls supporting CDS Legal’s e-discovery services. SSAE 16 is the new auditing standard developed in 2011 by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to replace SAS 70.
The testing covers a variety of operational and security areas including computer operations, information security, application change control, data communications, chain of custody, evidentiary data integrity, and data destruction.
“Completing this annual examination demonstrates that we are committed to having the most secure e-discovery environment in the industry,” said Garrett Bendel, Chief Operating Officer, “Legal teams choose CDS Legal because we take rigorous measures to deliver the best product … with the technologies we use, the processes we follow, and the measures we take handling and protecting clients’ data.”
An SSAE 16 Type II Report is officially a “report on management’s description of a service organization’s system and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of controls” and includes a service auditor’s assurance report.
About Complete Discovery Source – eDiscovery
Complete Discovery Source (CDS Legal) is a leading eDiscovery services company and a trusted advisor to more than 75% of the Am Law 100 and a quarter of the Fortune 500. CDS Legal uses advanced, tested, and defensible technology and processes to support all stages of e-discovery including planning, early case assessment, processing and production, review hosting, managed review, and cross-border global coverage. CDS Legal is headquartered in New York, with regional offices in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Chicago, and San Francisco. The company maintains high security data centers in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, DC.