Considerations for Investigations

Considerations for Investigations as a Use Case for eDiscovery: eDiscovery Trends

eDiscovery is a “Swiss army knife” and, in their latest post, Cimplifi discusses several important considerations for investigations you need to know!

Their post (Why Use a Hammer When You Can Use a Swiss Army Knife?: Considerations for Investigations, available here) reminds us that over four out of five of 410 respondents (83.2%) in the eDiscovery Today 2023 State of the Industry Report said they apply eDiscovery technology and workflows to investigations.

Not all investigations are the same. Here are examples of the types of investigations to which eDiscovery technology and workflows can be applied:

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  • Internal Investigations: As the name implies, these investigations are managed and coordinated internally. Examples of internal investigations include:
    • Employee theft or misappropriation of company property.
    • Harassment and/or discrimination.
    • Theft of trade secrets or other intellectual property.
  • Regulatory Investigations: Can include investigations into compliance with rules or laws, inquiries into financial issues, whistleblower allegations or the review of conduct within the company or third parties.
  • Incident Response: These investigations are in response to cybersecurity incidents to determine the extent of the incident and the data impacted so that affected customers and individuals can be notified.
  • Due Diligence: These investigations are conducted on a company’s internal processes to support a business objective, such as an audit or an HSR Second Request.

So, how is eDiscovery applied differently to investigations? And what are some of the technology applications to support investigations? Check out their article here to find out more important considerations for investigations. It’s only one more click! You can’t learn about it if you don’t investigate it! 😉

So, what do you think? To how many use cases does your organization apply eDiscovery technology and workflows? Surely more than one, right? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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