Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategies That Prepare for Tomorrow, Today

Oct 08, 2013, 09:01 ET from Legal Exchange Network

LONDON, October 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Ahead of the Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategy Exchange next month, the Legal Exchange Network surveyed 60 senior level executives from global corporations to identify in which solutions and services information governance and eDiscovery leaders plan to invest over the next 6-12 months. Chosen by 81% of respondents, legal and regulatory requirements, as well as records and information governance consulting, were revealed as the top investment priorities. The complete results can be accessed at:

Judge James Francis, United States Magistrate Judge from the Southern District of New York, along with David Shonka, Principal Deputy General Counsel at the Federal Trade Commission and representatives of Chevron and Sony Pictures Entertainment took part in a series of interviews surrounding the 4 most pressing issues for information governance and eDiscovery professionals. These interviews also form part of the Legal Exchange Network report.

Judge James Francis discussed the interaction between US and European courts and  the impact European Data Privacy laws have on disclosure of information which US courts view as critical. Judge Francis also shared his thoughts on the impact of international principals and enforcing proportionality in cross-border litigation. The full interview can be accessed in the complimentary eBook:

When the Legal Exchange Network asked Anthony Knaapen, Manager of Litigation Discovery at Chevron Corporation to outline the main challenges posed by mobile devices, Anthony stated that the primary issue is that of security; protecting intellectual property, making sure that people are responsible when they're using their devices and are not avoiding or ignoring IT policies that might put the company at risk of losing data. During the interview Anthony also shared the robust BYOD governance policy implemented at Chevron, and how external service providers can help eDiscovery and information governance professionals. The full transcript of the interview with Anthony can be accessed here:

Gabriela Magaldo, Analyst and Head of Production of the Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategy Exchange, commented: "This report provides a fascinating insight on how to structure information governance and eDiscovery strategies to ensure that companies are fully prepared for when investigations or litigation arise. This report also provides some compelling calls to action for solution providers who are looking to help these companies. I look forward to discussing these issues further with the attendees at the Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategy Exchange in Munich, 19-20 November 2013."

To download the full report and for more information on the Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategy Exchange, taking place 19th-20th November 2013 in Munich, Germany please visit: .

If you are a General Counsel, Head of Information Governance, or eDiscovery, or you offer a service you feel would add value for legal leaders, request your invitation today online here: or email: 

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