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International eDiscovery and Collections

The Challenge of International eDiscovery

Today’s increasingly global economy can create numerous issues for parties to litigation. As your business crosses international borders, meeting the requirements of the U.S. legal system can be challenging – especially when you’re dealing with information governance (IG) issues and electronically stored information (ESI) spread over multiple countries with their own laws, languages and cultures. What’s more, international eDiscovery is continually evolving, so you need to stay up-to-date on the latest foreign rules and enforcement agencies. To add to the complexity, there’s an inherent conflict between U.S. eDiscovery rules and the EU Data Protection Directive – and there are proposed changes to the EU rules to keep in mind.

As your company grows, the data you must manage for potential litigation increases exponentially. You will have to navigate complex international law issues in eDiscovery collection and cross-border transfers. But how can you do that effectively and efficiently?

The Solution

At iDiscovery Solutions (iDS), we develop and implement strategic solutions for relatively simple to highly complicated, multinational eDiscovery and data privacy litigation and arbitration challenges.

Our International eDiscovery and Data Privacy Group specializes in developing work plans for complex cases and executing them in accordance with the latest international eDiscovery and data privacy laws, as well as industry best practices. We work collaboratively to provide expert consulting and testifying services to law firm and corporate clients in connection with data collection, data preservation, litigation hold execution, data analysis, advance search technologies, data repository use, and data production. 

The Benefits

  • Implement best practices. Formulate defensible strategies to ensure compliance with U.S. and EU regulations for international eDiscovery and cross-border transfers.
  • Decrease risk. Use defensible forensic methods to accurately identify potentially relevant data sources within international corporate information systems.
  • Increase efficiency and reduce costs. Assess technology and recommend improvements to streamline or augment your current international eDiscovery response program.
  • Experience expert assistance. iDS has worked on matters in more than 24 countries, with experts to help sort out the new GDPR and the potential replacement for Safe Harbor post-Schrems. We are active in the Sedona Conference WG6 (International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure) and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
  • Get back to business. iDS’ expert international collection and data privacy services get you out of discovery and back to business.


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