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Digital Forensics

Identifying Overlooked Sources of Social Media

A distinct challenge that arises with personal and business data collection, especially when social media is involved, is that the initial request from the Client will not include all the different platforms that are available for collection – consequently, some sources of data can be unintentionally left out or overlooked.

In conclusion, ID extracted data from 15 different sources and provided over five times more data than the Client initially anticipated – significantly reducing the Client’s exposure to any information previously thought to be unobtainable.”

Mobile Devices & the Defensibility of Self-Collection

ID conducted a forensic collection which consisted of 25 custodians across multiple locations and an unknown number of varying types of mobile devices. The client, a multi-billion dollar construction & manufacturing company, needed to collect the devices for preservation purposes but expressed concern over the defensibility of self-collection.

ID was able to successfully complete the mobile device collection, educate the client on forensic software solutions, and enable the client to complete a self-collection that would limit the argument against defensibility in the future.

Solving Email Archiving Challenges for a Government Investigation

As part of an investigation conducted by the Department of Justice, ID collected active and archived data from email accounts of more than 500 users over the course of eight months. Users consisted of both current and former employees, from various departments within the organization, and located throughout the United States.

The Client averted any possibility of sanctions or incurring legal fines and penalties due to ID’s successful restoration – all while saving over $200,000 when compared to the cost of technical support from the archiving application.

Managed Review

1 Million Documents & $1 Million in Cost Savings: Predictive Coding as a Replacement for Human Review

ID designed a Technology Assisted Review (“TAR”) workflow which was utilized in order to assess a potential review universe of 1.3 million documents under an extremely aggressive timeline – one month from data ingestion to production deadline.

Due to the utilization of this TAR workflow, the client saved $1 million when compared to a linear review of 1.3 million documents. The case team was so pleased with the results that they will be incorporating this workflow into all future matters.

Leveraging Previously Reviewed Documents with TAR Workflow

The Client needed to review 150,112 documents for responsiveness and privilege with limited resources available. Taking into account a firm 10-day timeline, ID created a workflow incorporating Technology Assisted Review (“TAR”) to efficiently review the necessary documents.

Using the Analytic Tools listed in the case study and an optimized work flow enabled the client to meet the production deadline while achieving significant time and cost savings – over $150,000 – when compared to a linear review.

Reduce Expenses & Exposure: Responding to Third Party Subpoenas

ID assisted a Client in preparing their response to a third party subpoena for documents relevant to an ongoing lawsuit. The Client, a multi-million dollar investment firm, wanted to be confident that their response would not include information pertaining to other matters in which they were involved. Consequently, the entire review universe would need to be reviewed to ensure all documents were appropriately withheld or redacted.

By utilizing Email Threading and Clustering as organizational methods in this review universe, ID was able to complete this review in a shorter amount of time without sacrificing a higher quality of consistency in the results.

Smarter Not Harder: How One SME Applied Analytics to Organize a Document Review

ID utilized analytics to organize a document review for an internal investigation requested by a corporate client and needed to be completed in five (5) business days.
Given the aggressive deadline the client was facing and the restriction of one Subject Matter Expert (“SME”) able to review the documents, a linear review of 5,000 documents could not be completed in 5 business days.

ID proposed a solution employing the use of analytics to strategically organize the review and as a result, the SME reviewed only 815 documents and the review was completed in three days, saving both time and a total cost of $31,505.00.

Utilizing Analytic Tools in Opposing Party Productions

The Client received an Opposing Party Production consisting of approximately 100,000 documents that needed to be reviewed in anticipation of upcoming depositions. ID consulted with the Client to create a workflow integrating analytic tools that would increase efficiency of the limited resources available – specifically, the Subject Matter Expert(s) (“SME”) handling the litigation.

ID’s integration of analytics into the workflow allowed Counsel to prepare for upcoming depositions more thoroughly and prevented unanticipated documents from being brought forth – and ultimately saved the Client over $85,000 as compared to a linear review performed by Contract Attorneys.

Identifying PII while Maintaining Client Data Integrity & Security

The Client, a prominent distributor in the food & beverage industry, requested assistance from ID with an internal investigation of a terminated employee’s laptop, which contained Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) from their customer base and raised the Client’s concerns on privacy protection.
In order to provide a full disclosure to the court, the Client needed to analyze the information the laptop contained and identify the extent of the PII that was potentially released.

ID’s ability to provide end-to-end services in-house significantly reduced the risk of exposure when compared to the risk associated with transferring the data from a Forensics service provider to a Managed Review service provider.