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Reduce regulatory request costs by utilizing in-house eDiscovery tools

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff | March 27, 2019

 Meeting compliance costs is a never-ending project for businesses.  The Thompson Reuters 2017 Cost of Compliance report, stated 53% of global organisations expected their compliance budgets to moderately or significantly increase over the following 12 months.  In addition, 60% believed the cost of…

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How in-house counsel can utilize eDiscovery platforms for regulatory requests

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff | March 22, 2019

In late September 2018, it was reported that EU anti-trust regulators were investigating whether BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen colluded to restrict the rollout of clean emission technology.  An EU executive involved in the investigation said the "circle of five" - BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen Group's…

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IT Teams, Regulatory Requests And eDiscovery – A Perfect Ménage à Trois

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff | March 13, 2019
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Few situations can cause as much stress to IT departments as a regulatory request for information.  With little warning, teams are required to trawl through copious amounts of data, in an attempt to extract relevant material.   

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Attention corporate counsel...

Annelore van der Lint
Annelore van der Lint | September 25, 2018
eDiscovery doesn't have to keep you up at night

...eDiscovery doesn't have to keep you up at night If there is one part of the job likely to keep corporate counsel awake (and usually in the office) all night, it is eDiscovery. Having barely come to grips with the vast number of documents contained on servers and in emails, electronically stored…

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The first ten search queries of a regulatory agency: an ACEDS Benelux eDiscovery Event

Jan Scholtes
Jan Scholtes | September 17, 2018

As the number of regulators grows, so does the amount of requests for information. There can be questions asked related to fiscal, environmental, privacy, finances, or health matters; you’re expected to answer all inquiries in a timely fashion.

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Why controlling eDiscovery costs is possible

Annelore van der Lint
Annelore van der Lint | September 4, 2018

Performing eDiscovery is basically writing blank checks. Well, maybe not literally. But the way eDiscovery gets handled currently is pretty much boils down to the same thing. Case in point: your company gets a request for information. Whether that request comes via discovery in a court case or from…

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How to cut eDiscovery costs without increasing risk

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff | August 28, 2018
Cut eDiscovery costs

For company’s General Counsel, protecting the company’s good name is key. Part of that protection is (co-)coordinating IT’s decisions about corporate data collection and storage platforms with the CFO’s mandates about controlling cost. Those decisions have very real legal implications only you can…

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Tackling eDiscovery for FCPA investigations

Annelore van der Lint
Annelore van der Lint | January 17, 2018
FCPA Investigations

Since 2007, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has brought about among the most dramatic international enforcement in the world. The number of FCPA enforcement actions has increased across industry types, and fines have been increasing ever since.

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AI techniques for handling regulatory requests and internal investigations

Annelore van der Lint
Annelore van der Lint | July 18, 2017
Handling regulatory requests: ZyLAB Semantic Analysis

Regulatory requests are always unannounced and can be very disruptive for your daily business. These requests for information and documentation from regulatory bodies or external auditors come in different forms but should never be under-estimated.

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