This month we take a look at the GDPR from the viewpoint of e-discovery, as well as working with your IT department to take control of e-discovery.
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The GDPR: More a Collaboration Opportunity than a Data Hindrance?
By Zach Warren
The GDPR was front and center at the “International eDiscovery and Data Protection” session of Relativity Fest 2018, where panelists said it can be an opportunity to bake privacy into the discovery workflow.
It’s a radical concept, but stay with me here. Perhaps, in spite of the extremely large potential fines and the headaches it has caused IT teams worldwide, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is something that should be embraced?
At the very least, some analysts and attorneys engaged in European e-discovery believe so.
How Taking Control of eDiscovery Can Minimize IT Headaches
It is only recently that IT departments have become involved with eDiscovery. The explosion of data now available on mobile, social media, and in cloud storage means the IT team has now become integral to the EDRM process.
The challenge facing CIOs is often IT staff are not trained or supplied with the equipment necessary to identify, retrieve, collect, store, analyze, and deliver data in a forensically defensible manner. This can lead to major compliance issues as courts tend to place high expectations on corporations when it comes to preserving electronically stored information (ESI) because they are seen as having the resources to do so.