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Information Governance & eDiscovery

Information Governance (IG) and eDiscovery are two critical components of managing digital information within organisations, especially in the context of legal compliance and litigation readiness.

Information Governance involves establishing policies, procedures, and controls to ensure that information is managed effectively throughout its lifecycle. This includes aspects such as data classification, retention schedules, access controls, and security measures. The primary goals of Information Governance are to mitigate risks, ensure regulatory compliance, optimize information value, and facilitate efficient decision-making.

eDiscovery, on the other hand, specifically focuses on the process of identifying, collecting, and preserving electronically stored information (ESI) for legal purposes. This typically occurs in the context of litigation, regulatory investigations, or internal audits. eDiscovery involves various stages, including data identification, preservation, collection, processing, review, and production. The aim is to gather relevant digital evidence in a defensible and legally admissible manner.

The relationship between Information Governance and eDiscovery is symbiotic. Effective Information Governance practices lay the foundation for efficient eDiscovery processes by ensuring that information is properly managed, classified, and accessible when needed. Conversely, eDiscovery activities can provide valuable insights into an organisation's information landscape, highlighting areas where Information Governance policies may need improvement or enforcement.

 

The Legal Tech Buyers Guide recommends:

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Firm Sizes

All sizes supported

 

Jurisdictions

Global

Client Sizes

All sizes of practice

If required, Hindsight Legal Consulting can provide help and guidance to assist with system selection and implementation. 

Contact us on +447507971296 or at enquiries@hindsightlegal.com

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