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I L T A W H I T E P A P E R | L I T I G A T I O N A N D P R A C T I C E S U P P O R T 41 The Evolving Identity of Corporate Ediscovery and Information Governance B Y B E N R O B B I N S O F L I N K E D I N T he synergies between ediscovery, information governance, security, and privacy are driving a curious reevaluation of roles and responsibilities amongst corporate ediscovery and information governance professionals. We know that strong partnerships are key among litigation, information governance, security, and privacy teams to ensure an efficient operational model for data awareness, preservation, collection, and deletion. The momentum created from the changing regulatory landscape of privacy laws required information governance operations to be prioritized so that the privacy teams could operate effectively. The urgency of operationalizing or expanding a privacy program drove traction for information governance workstreams faster than just litigation and security alone. This evolving organizational construct has caused ediscovery leaders to potentially reevaluate their career trajectory to be more aligned with the most strategic point of the electronic discovery reference model (EDRM), information governance, which in some organizations arguably could be restructured under Privacy; especially as corporate ediscovery becomes more operational and compliance features are baked into enterprise tools (e.g., Microsoft 0365, Google Vault, Slack, Box). That said, having the foresight to ensure the ediscovery and information governance department is integrated The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of LinkedIn.

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