Regulatory requests are the number one reason for eDiscovery worldwide. These requests for information and documentation from regulatory bodies or external auditors are unannounced and can be very disruptive.
Traditionally, competition and antitrust violations are a major cause of such investigations.
Nowadays, (new) regulators are conducting similar disruptive requests and investigations related to finance, bribery, fraud, environmental, healthcare, data privacy. consumer protection, food & drug safety, and many other regulated fields.