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Unstructured Data: The Elephant in the Room

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Jan 3, 2019 1:50:22 PM

BCPA Fall 2018 Newsletter

Understanding what data is being created, who has access to it, and what policies and procedures are in place is the only way to mitigate the risk of exponential data. But how can corporations take greater control of their unstructured data situation?

Natasha Doucas, Client Solutions Consultant at Ricoh eDiscovery, looks at three systemic issues that shed light on the challenges and considerations for remediation in her recent article for the BC Paralegal Association's (BPCA) Paralegal Press Newsletter.

Natasha-DoucasThe prioritization of assessments on the current state with actionable remediation plans and ongoing monitoring are the keys to beginning the journey towards the pursuit of good information governance going forward. The growing wave of digital information can no longer be ignored.

- Natasha Doucas, 

Ricoh eDiscovery for BCPA Paralegal Press

Managing exponentially increasing volumes of data is fast becoming a great concern for corporations. It is not only the cost of storing this data, but—more importantly the ability to properly secure or manage this data, understand the content and access to the data, and mitigate any associated risks.

These risks amplify the impact of data breaches, where accessing stores of data that are large, unmanaged, and containing potentially sensitive content could damage an organization. They also impact the course of business, in the case of requests for data in response to events such as litigation, access to information requests, or General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) related subject access requests. When these unplanned activities are coupled with large data shares, they can end up having a negative impact both on an organization’s financial results, and reputation. Click here to read the full article.

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