E-Discovery is the process of identification, preservation, processing, review and production of electronically stored information (“ESI”). Such discovery may be necessary as a result of a civil litigation, criminal investigation, regulatory enquiry, internal investigation or simply in the context of a regulatory compliance disclosure.
With ever-changing technology, the way we communicate, and create, store and present ESI is constantly evolving. In today’s corporate world, an organization’s ESI resides in many different formats and on a variety of storage media, crossing the organizational and geographical boundaries.
Compliance with an e-discovery request/order can be costly, time-consuming and disruptive to your company’s day-to-day business. However, a well-defined and focused approach can mitigate some of the challenges involved.
We’ve learned from experience that e-discovery involves more than just sophisticated tools scanning large stores of data. It’s also about taking the right approach and applying the appropriate processes to strengthen compliance while reducing costs.
How PwC can help
Our wide-ranging experience covers almost every industry sector. Our team applies legal principles to electronic information and understands the risks and consequences of spoliation and non-compliance. We can help you formulate your discovery plan — then deliver it with minimum disruption.
With more than 300 professionals in over 30 countries, we understand local legislative and cultural environments and are able to draw on our global network to process large and complex cases quickly and efficiently.
Contact William Platt for more information.