In an increasingly globalized economy, the practice of law has expanded across borders as companies’ employees, actions and influence continue to spread across multiple jurisdictions. The differing privacy laws in place across different countries, industries and even between states have far-reaching implications for law practitioners within the electronic discovery sphere. The growth in big data and cloud storage has only compounded these challenges for e-discovery professionals.
In the first of three articles, we will explore the privacy challenges that exist within the United States for collecting, reviewing and processing data that may be potentially relevant to a lawsuit or investigation. Future articles will focus on different jurisdictional requirements in European Union and non-EU countries.