Why The CISO Should Care About eDiscovery

The 2006 electronic discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are having an increasing and drastic impact on enterprise information governance, and the consequences of this impact are causing a shift in the focus of eDiscovery efforts to Information Security (IS) as well as to the CISO. The result is that IS and the CISO are now stakeholders in the eDiscovery process, as they are the natural sources for enterprise information governance policies and processes relevant to computer generated information (also known as electronically stored information, or "ESI"). This introduction will be the first of a series of posts directed at information security professionals, with dual goals: Driving increased understanding of these new IS/CISO roles and responsibilities, and promoting better communication between IS/CISOs and other key enterprise eDiscovery stakeholders (legal, records management, etc.). 


Tags: Business, Law

Posted on October 7, 2008

Stephen Wu

by Stephen Wu

Shareholder, Silicon Valley Law Group

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