Extract from Andrew Johnston’s article “Crisis Control: Best Practices for Emergency E-Discovery and Incident Response”
The day the mine collapsed in the Atacama Desert, the world held its breath. Across time zones and over months, we watched in simultaneous disbelief and hopefulness as rescuers worked to reach the men trapped below. As humanity does in all major crises — energy plant explosions, oil spills, commercial fires — we shared in awe and concern at the first responders working to save lives and contain the damages. In these emergencies, what most don’t recognize is that the events span far beyond first response on the ground. Behind the scenes, and long after the news cameras stop rolling, a separate set of teams are triggered, preparing for and managing the extensive legal and investigative processes that follow.