DACH Region

DACH Region Organizations and Their Preparedness for Investigations: eDiscovery Best Practices

This post from OpenText discusses the challenges of investigations for DACH region organizations and how they are addressing those challenges.

The post (Are DACH Organizations Prepared for Internal and Regulatory Investigations?, written by Wendy Cole) discusses the results of a survey conducted by OpenText and Legal Business to find out just how complex and challenging investigations are for DACH region organizations and how they are addressing them.

The results – that investigations are very complex – aren’t surprising. In terms of complexity of issues, respondents cited conduct of the business (38%) as top, antitrust investigations (36%) and internal issues related to employee conduct (34%). Lawsuits filed by another organization (23%) and investigations in response to whistleblower allegations (21.3%) are also among the most complex in terms of the issues involved.

Unfortunately, many organizations don’t possess the understanding of sound investigative processes or have the ability to leverage technology and expertise to effectively address these challenges. As detailed in OpenText’s position paper, Addressing Investigation Challenges in the DACH Region, the survey found that organizations are bringing in external investigation experts due to lack of expertise in both internal and regulatory investigations.

So, what is a good checklist for selecting a corporate investigations provider? And what the heck is the “DACH Region”? Hint: Look at the image above! And click here to find the checklist and learn more – it’s only one more click! 😉

So, what do you think? How does your organization handle investigations? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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