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Survey: Data Privacy Greatest Obstacle To Investigations

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

September 6, 2012

A recent study has found that data privacy “is the biggest challenge for lawyers and accountants conducting multinational investigations or cross-border litigation,” The Wall Street Journal reports. The study, which was conducted by FTI Consulting, Inc., and surveyed 114 legal and accounting professionals involved in e-discovery cases, found that 54 percent said data privacy was the greatest obstacle to such processes. Multinational investigations are costly and are expected to be increasingly so as data privacy requirements increase in coming years, the survey found. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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