How To Protect Search Terms In Internal Investigations

By Sam Ballingrud and Markus Funk (November 27, 2017, 5:20 PM EST) -- The average computer user creates about 320 megabytes of data per day — the equivalent of approximately 24,000 pages of paper. For any corporation — no matter the size or life span — this means producing so much data that it can be expressed only in scientific notation. The only way to search such vast amounts of data at a reasonable cost and in a reasonable time frame is to search by keywords. And an investigating attorney's choice of key terms and search patterns reveals a significant amount about the nature and status of any internal investigation. However, what is useful...

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