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Litigation Readiness Survey

Litigation Readiness Survey

Managing electronic data for litigation and regulatory readiness




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Litigation Readiness Survey

For an environment of continuing growth in litigation worldwide, and the expansion of business regulation and enforcement actions globally, it is essential that companies are adequately prepared to respond to requests for the disclosure of electronic data. In the absence of appropriate systems, processes and controls, companies run the risk of fines, heavy litigation costs and damage to their reputation.

In this new report, KPMG International seeks to better understand how companies are managing their litigation readiness as well as obtain accurate and insightful information about how companies are able to locate data, sift through it and obtain what they need in order to respond to requests for electronic information.

This survey of General Counsel, Compliance and Risk officers shows that, although more than 70 percent of respondents have processes and systems in place to manage litigation and regulatory requests, there remain several opportunities for improvement that would help companies execute eDiscovery in a more efficient and cost-effective manner.

Key themes/issues include:

  • Cost of eDiscovery remains a significant concern.
  • Manual document review remains one of the largest cost elements in any eDiscovery matter, yet the adoption of technology assisted review continues to lag.
  • Despite external cost concerns, many corporations do not have the skills or tools internally to manage eDiscovery.

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