How many minutes were you able to spend last week away from a matter-in-progress to talk with colleagues about how they’re solving complex issues related to eDiscovery? How many hours in the last year did you have to learn from peers in different countries about the practicalities and nuances of their local eDiscovery rules? If you’re like many of the lawyers and litigation support personnel we talk to, it will have been far too few.
Recently, we read a review from Chris Dale (of the famed The eDisclosure Information Project) on the Sedona Conference’s Practical In-House Approaches for Cross-Border Discovery and Data Protection, which gives concise insight into the new publication and offers guidance and best practices to those working on cross-border matters.
For Chris, the publication merits attention because “[t] he Sedona Conference is able to draw on the resources of a wide range of people and companies who really understand its wide range of subjects, and cross-border discovery is no exception.” He goes on to identify three key pieces of advice that, even if you don’t have time to read the entire Sedona Conference publication, will help guide you in approaching cross-border matters. The first of these is “…to take local advice on the relevant laws in each jurisdiction from which data is to be collected and to seek the help of both local lawyers and eDiscovery providers with experience of working within their constraints.”
You can read the other two tips as well as his analysis of their importance on Chris’s site The eDisclosure Information Project. He also provides a quick link to the Sedona Conference site where you can download the complete guide.