CDS Europe provides comprehensive electronic discovery, digital forensics, and legal data management solutions for law firms and corporations doing business in the UK and mainland Europe. We help organizations comply with international data privacy laws and protect sensitive information while delivering top-tier technology, consulting, and project management services backed by a best-in-class platform for eDiscovery data processing, hosting, review, and production.
CDS’ data centers in Europe have been specifically built to comply with UK, EU, and Swiss data privacy and security standards. The facilities address the need to process and host sensitive data in compliance with GDPR, UK GDPR, and Swiss FADP and FINMA regulations and laws, and maintain the following certifications:
- ISO 27001:2013
- SOC 1 and 2 approved
- ISO 9001:2008
- ISO 50001
- OHSAS 18001:2007
- M&O Stamp of Approval (Uptime Institute)
Equipped with incremental backups, data replication, advanced security and threat protection along with strong encryption, network segmentation and zoning, and redundant power and internet, the facilities ensure security and availability on a continuous basis.
CDS has deep experience executing multi-jurisdictional and cross-border data collections around the world. We have directly managed projects in all EU member states, the UK, Switzerland, and in locations across six continents, maintaining data integrity throughout the process to support the defensibility and admissibility of evidence. The CDS Forensic Services Group is well-versed in privacy regulations, blocking statutes, and techniques for handling sensitive data, as well as a thorough understanding of the investigative techniques leveraged by various regulators.
Additionally, a full suite of remote collection tools allows CDS to defensibly collect data from any location, reducing time and cost while increasing speed to data. We can perform remote collections of a variety of devices and storage applications, including but not limited to laptops/desktops, mobile phones, webmail accounts, and server data.
The CDS Advisory Services team blends legal and technological expertise to approach the complexities of international discovery and cross-border data transfer. Our consultants help clients apply process and technology to meet compliance, privacy, and security regulations in disputes, transactions, investigations, and other matters. We also assist clients navigating data privacy laws, blocking statutes, and other regulations that limit the circumstances under which discovery can be performed.
CDS Advisory Services can help your team:
- Design data management practices that accommodate UK, EU, and Swiss discovery and compliance regulations as well as cross-border data transfer plans
- Develop custom workflows that manage data stored across multiple jurisdictions
Create repeatable data collection and analysis processes for clients with international operations
For corporate legal departments that want in-house control with the resources of a global discovery provider, CDS delivers technology and know-how in a single, integrated, managed service with predictable subscription-based pricing, customized workflows, and enterprise-grade scalability. CDS Managed Services enables clients to outsource eDiscovery infrastructure and technical expertise to reduce costs, increase predictability, and improve outcomes.
CDS On-Demand with RelativityOne
CDS On-Demand is designed for clients who want to take control of their eDiscovery without the commitment of an annual contract. CDS On-Demand with Relativity One is designed for clients who want to take control of their eDiscovery without the commitment of an annual contract. Powered by RelativityOne, this Software as a Service (SaaS) offering gives users instant access to new features without infrastructure stresses. CDS’s experts are always on-hand as an extension of your team to support your projects and challenges. Benefits of CDS On-Demand with RelativityOne include:
RelativityOne is available in data centers worldwide, spanning 16 countries from the US to Asia.
Your own dedicated instance means total command over your data and the freedom to customize and extend the software to meet your needs.
RelativityOne is built for the public cloud and takes advantage of Microsoft’s investment in data security. Azure data centers are compliant with security standards including ISO 27001, ISO 27018, SOC 2, Type II and IRAP attestation, and dozens more industry certifications.
With the ease of upgrades in the RelativityOne environment, there is less time between issue identification and resolution to ensure high quality service.
Workspace migration (ARM)
Full stack archive and migration capabilities. Since RelativityOne is always on the latest version, migrating cases out of an older environment is never an issue, providing complete matter control under one roof.
CDS DigitalCustoms™ – Mobile Discovery Appliance
CDS DigitalCustoms is a suite of services that assists clients successfully address the challenges of collecting, analyzing, reviewing, and producing data in today’s complex regulatory environment. CDS DigitalCustoms combines portable, proprietary appliances with onsite support resources to give organizations powerful data management capabilities.
Using a single platform, users can access multiple technologies to process, analyze, redact/anonymize, review, and produce data in-country, within a client’s facility, and behind the firewall without attaching to the local infrastructure. DigitalCustoms is an innovative solution that successfully addresses privacy and security concerns during discovery, compliance, and investigation projects while mitigating any risks associated with domestic and international regulations.
CDS deploys purpose-fit technology solutions to enhance the user experience and performance of standard review and hosting platforms. These tools provide legal teams a deeper understanding of their data, enhance data privacy, and help reviewers identify relevant documents more quickly.
- Blackout Auto-Redaction: Integrated into the review platform, automatically redacts private information including financial data, email addresses, and more
- Machine Translation: Powerful algorithms translate foreign language documents, allowing them to be reviewed by teams in-country
- Veritone: Review and transcribe audio and video data using multiple artificial intelligence engines
- CDS Convert: Our industry-leading, end-to-end solution for converting and reviewing non-standard data from chat and collaboration platforms, ticketing systems and mobile devices
- CDS Vision: Customized dashboards elevate matter analysis, and ingenious automations streamline project management
To get started with our CDS Europe team, please contact Mark Anderson, Director of UK Operations, at .
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