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Top 10 Risks During Electronic Evidence Discovery in Litigation
Intermingling critical and less critical documents. Little distinction is made between the relative importance of stored information, making it difficult for attorneys to determine what is considered privileged information. Consequently, computer forensics teams are often forced to sift through information to ensure no privileged information is inadvertently disclosed.
Intermingling business and private use. Employees often use business computers for private use, forcing corporations facing litigation to spend resources separating company data from employees’ private data.
FTI consulting (www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/2003/1003/nylny11).