A recent blog post posed the question “Have we lost the war on eDiscovery?” There may be an eDiscovery War, but from my perspective, we are fighting on the same side.
Often discussions about data only focus on one aspect of it at a time, such as privacy, cybersecurity, retention, big data, etc. However, in order to truly protect data, organizations need to take a broader perspective. Data is an asset that has real value to every organization and its value tracks its many uses. In other words, its value varies with each user and purpose for which the data is used, and this must be considered in developing a management plan for enterprise data.
Although advancements in legal technology have brought many benefits to the legal process, they have also made it more complex.
As many companies debate whether moving operations to the cloud is wise, they may not realize they are already utilizing systems that reside in the cloud.
Implementation of GDPR, as with SOX, will lead your company to being more credible, more secure and more accountable, and your company will come out stronger.
As previously discussed, courts are dealing with increasing demands for data that resides abroad. The Microsoft warrant case awaiting Supreme Court action was anticipated to yield important guidance on issues of international cross-border electronic evidence transfers.