Dave Ruel, Hanzo: Prevention Can Shed Light on Ediscovery and Internal Investigations


Extract from Dave Ruel’s article “Prevention Can Shed Light on Ediscovery and Internal Investigations”

Some things that are great on their own turn out to be even better as half of a dynamic duo. We’re talking peanut butter and jelly. Burgers and fries. Hall and Oates. And now: data loss prevention (DLP) and ediscovery. 

Sure, DLP is critical by itself for helping you protect your company against the unauthorized leakage of sensitive information. And ediscovery techniques slice through the vast data your business generates to reveal the key facts that can determine the outcome of a litigation matter or an internal investigation. 

But when you combine DLP and ediscovery, you gain even deeper insights. Here’s how. 

How DLP Minimizes the Risks of Sharing Data

Companies trade enormous volumes of sensitive information when hiring employees, managing internal human resources, marketing to potential buyers, and serving customers. That sensitive data may include a wide variety of personally identifiable information (PII) or personal data, from names, Social Security numbers, customer IDs, and usernames to physical addresses, email addresses, IP addresses, phone numbers, and much more. 

Because these types of information are central to how businesses operate, they can crop up in various places: in emails, Slack messages, Jira tickets, Salesforce records, internal HR databases, or anywhere else that work gets done. 

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