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Are you one eDiscovery away from a budgetary meltdown?

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Governments are getting hot on electronic data.  They want to get their sticky mitts on your data – and where they have the requisite warrant, the need to ensure that you provide that data to them within a requisite timescale is vital.

Gone are the days of being able to say “we had a flood/fire in our storage centre – all the paper was destroyed”.  Similarly, you won’t get away with prevarication around “We know it is on a tape – somewhere. We’ll find it – eventually”; followed by “Here’s three large trucks of stuff – we’ll let you find it”.  A modern eDiscovery notice will be pretty focused, setting out exactly what needs to be disclosed – and when.