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Top 10 Risks During Electronic Evidence Discovery in Litigation
Lack of a central corporate repository. Information is spread across servers, backup tapes, and individual user-maintained archives, usually resulting in considerable overlap. If this information needs to be reviewed (e.g., as part of legal proceedings), a company faces increased time and higher costs to filter through layers of information and duplication.
Lack of a corporate document management policy. Employees save any and all documents, with no organizing principle, significantly magnifying the cost and complexity of sifting through information.
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