“Flat World” Electronic Discovery: A Cyber-Tower of Babel?

“Flat World” Electronic Discovery: A Cyber-Tower of Babel?

(as published in the Privacy & Data Security Law Journal)

The speed and convenience of electronic communication have, in the words of the author Thomas Friedman, flattened the business world. The proverbial “back office” or “branch office” may now be situated thousands of miles from corporate headquarters. Technological advances often entail technology headaches, and the need to preserve and produce electronic data for regulatory or litigation purposes, from disparate countries and cultures and in different languages can induce a technology migraine. This article outlines the “condition” and offers suggestions for analgesic solutions.

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