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Deloitte e-Discovery

Most of today’s companies would not be in business without the technology that allows them to instantly create, send, search, retrieve, and store data. However, this benefit can also be a burden, particularly when there is a need to manage and review that data in the course of litigation or investigation.

An entire business dispute, commercial investigation or litigation may hinge on identifying when a single piece of data was communicated, generated, altered or deleted, by and to whom, and under what circumstances. The process of collecting, reviewing, and producing electronic and/or hard copy documents to uncover the facts relating to illegal acts, bad business practices, or fraud, can be time consuming, costly, and exceptionally high risk.

Our experienced professionals assist clients in addressing the technological challenges of today’s complex investigation and litigation environments by implementing practical approaches supported by specialist technology and processes. We provide for:

  • Chain of custody being maintained;
  • Technology and investigative support solutions tailored to your needs;
  • Rapid coordination of collections all over the world;
  • Global network collaboration with use of best practices;
  • Secure data processing and movement;
  • Secure hosting of responsive documents for review by international clients in other jurisdictions; and
  • Local forensic investigator resources with relevant language skills to support international cases.

How it works:

  • Our team visits your site and typically images laptops, computers, servers and mobiles/PDAs.
  • A “bit-by-bit” copy (forensic image) allows us to recover data that would otherwise not be retrieved by any other means.
  • We recover files and crack passwords, de-duplicate files (reducing the amount of time required to review data), and restrict the review by date and keyword search terms.
  • Typically only between 5-15% of all data collected requires review, saving our clients both time and money.
  • We securely host this data in our Forensic Lab (based in Moscow). External Counsel or reviewers may access such responsive documents remotely.

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