How to Determine the Security of Your Data During eDiscovery
Discovery Digest – Q3 2012
When large data breaches occur, they can garner negative press and publicity. Even when they don’t make the front page of the business section, security breaches cost organizations a great deal of money, time and reputational damage.
While in-house attorneys understand the need to carefully safeguard the data they collect from clients and customers, they often don’t consider how vulnerable their data can be during discovery and litigation.
But data is prone to hacking when transmitted to others, including law firms and litigation support vendors. To minimize the chances of breaches during litigation, the legal team needs to understand basic security standards, identify potential weaknesses when data could be hacked and develop procedures to minimize the chances of someone stealing electronic information.
How to determine the security of your data during eDiscovery
- Part I: "While the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure haven’t set a standard, you can look elsewhere for guidance"
- Part II: "Crafting security best practices to keep data safe"
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