BYOD programs bring plenty of focus on data security and employee privacy issues. But what about legal challenges, such as electronic discovery?
The latest wave of wearable mobile technology is on the market, and what's on the market will inevitably try to make its way inside the doors of the enterprise. Organizations that have, until now, had little interaction between the CIO shop and the legal department could soon find the carpet wearing thin between the offices.
Close to half of North American companies do not have a data governance policy in place, even though 82 percent face external regulatory requirements for stored data, according to a survey of 454 organizations in 11 industries by Rand Worldwide.
Oftentimes, litigation or regulatory action requires a company to turn over electronic data under its control to the court or agency, a process known as electronic discovery. Clear BYOD policies can protect a firm should data located on an employee's personal device become part of the e-discovery process.
By now, BYOD is a familiar acronym. If you're lucky, FRCP and ESI are less familiar. But of course the CIO has to know them.
The electronic discovery process--e-discovery--is a challenging one for many organizations, and soaring mountains of data are likely to make it more so in the years ahead, writes Thomas Barnett at CIO Insight. The ability to perform valid searches is key to survival in the new data-drenched environment.
The Los Angeles law firm of Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen and Shapiro is a mid-sized firm, but it counts some very big names among its clients, including Keith Olbermann and Conan O'Brien. Specializing in business and entertainment litigation, the firm goes up against some of the largest law outfits in the country and relies on an IT infrastructure to rival theirs.
When Conan O'Brien discovered it was time to end his stint as host of "The Tonight Show," he hired the law firm of Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen and Shapiro to help negotiate his exit from NBC. Despite its large name, Glaser Weil is a mid-sized firm with only about 100 attorneys. To go up against adversaries the size of a major broadcast network, it bolsters its legal expertise with leading-edge IT.
The mountains of data your organization is retaining come with considerable costs, both obvious and not so obvious.
KPMG was recently ordered by a federal district court to preserve more than 2,500 hard drives even though it would cost an estimated $1.5 million, writes Ben Kerschberg, founder of BK Advisory Group,