Data Ownership: Who Really Controls Your Data?

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Who owns your data in the cloud?

Who owns the data?

Cloud data ownership is becoming a growing concern among businesses and individuals, particularly in the wake of data leaks or controversies involving Apple’s cloud or social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook. Individuals and companies are starting to realize that they don’t always maintain ownership of information sent, received, or stored via cloud resources, especially social media cloud security. The same concerns exist for companies that contract with cloud vendors for business records management. [Read more…]

Some Cloud Data Locations Could Derail Your eDiscovery Strategy

cloud_storage_derailedElectronic records management is supposed to make your data easier to manage and access, but when it comes to eDiscovery requests, the server location housing your data may make it more difficult to deliver timely, unspoiliated documents to requesting counsel. Understanding how data location impacts eDiscovery processes can help you select the right vendor for your enterprise content management solutions. [Read more…]

Remaining Compliant with Holds and eDiscovery Requests: What to Look for in a Cloud Storage Vendor

Companies facing holds and eDiscovery requests from opposing counsel during the course of litigation can’t afford to ignore such requests.

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What to Look for in a Cloud Storage Vendor

Not being able to lay quick hands on documents or records is not seen as a valid reason for failure to produce, and delay can cost companies valuable litigation preparation time and lost moneys in the form of adverse interference instructions, summary judgments or fines.

With many companies moving to cloud-based storage options, they may think the cloud vendor bears ultimate responsibility for timely hold requests and eDiscovery responses, but that may not be the case. Even if records are unavailable through no fault of your company because of the cloud vendor’s slow response or mistakes, the court is likely to hold your company responsible. The same is true if records are deemed to have been tampered with or spoiled in some way.

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