Data Preservation

We were engaged by a large financial institution in Canada to preserve and collect a massive amount of electronic data from hundreds of digital assets in fifteen different geographic locations. Because the matter surrounded the purchase of a large financial entitity with a looming production deadline, it was important for us to help the client determine which data sources required preservation and to mobilize quickly. We helped the client interview approximately 80 custodians pursuant to the information request and also determined relevant data sources based on a series of custodian questionnaires. The digital assets were collected in a forensically sound manner with minimal disruption to the client and seamlessly delivered to another service provider on a rolling basis for purposes of processing and production. The client reviewed the data and made their production deadline well ahead of schedule. More importantly, there was no threat of spoliation or having to redo the collection, as the client could support its defensibility.