Denver, CO, September 27, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- On Wednesday, the 19th of September, CEO of LDM Global, Chris O’Reilly, spoke to a packed house at law firm Browstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck in Denver, Colorado on Cross Border Discovery Issues.
LDM Global (www.ldmglobal.com), with offices around the globe, specializes in providing its global clients with ediscovery and litigation support services. In the 17 years it has been in business LDM Global has travelled all over the world to collect, process and host data for US, UK and Australian based discovery. During that time it has become a Data Privacy expert.
On Wednesday, 19 September, Chris O’Reilly spoke to a group of 50 lawyers and litigation support professionals on the various issues and challenges multi-national corporations face when transferring data from foreign countries for US-based discovery. Rather than spending all of his time focusing on the various sovereign state Data Protection & Privacy regulations (http://www.ldmglobal.com/en/knowledge-center/data-privacy) he spent his time outlining the pitfalls companies can fall into, along with the Best Practices to avoid them.
They asked one attendee what was their biggest take away from the presentation and they responded, "probably (my biggest take away was) to cull and process as much data in country as possible and contact local experts for advice."
In an era of increasing data volume and international regulatory complexity, being able to successfully navigate your way through the “global Data Privacy minefield” is becoming increasingly important, both to law firms and their clients. During his presentation, Chris focused on the need for companies to have a plan for document retention, litigation hold, to train staff and have a Data Map to be able to quickly locate the correct data when needed. When we talked to Chris he said he thought, “The critical issues were based on showing respect to the local sovereign state’s laws, being transparent and to document your process whilst aligning yourself with an expert that has experience in dealing with the various pitfalls.”
There is no question that electronic data volume is increasing exponentially and that litigation is not going away. On top of that, the rest of the world has complex regulations, particularly around Data Privacy. Wouldn’t it be great if we could hide from ediscovery and ignore it? Unfortunately the risk is too great.
About LDM Global
LDM Global (www.ldmglobal.com) specializes in eDiscovery projects worldwide. Our expert legal and technology resources include: data collections, computer forensics, early case assessment and data processing, hosted document review, offshore attorney review, data privacy expertise, international project coordination, electronic discovery strategies and legal copy & imaging services. We operate from seven key locations – London, Brussels, Paris, New York, Washington DC, Reston Virginia and Sydney.
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