Discovery Risk Mitigation – Preservation

Data Preservation

Should It Stay or Should It Go? A terrible wordplay on The Clash’s 1981 classic perhaps, but to retain or dispose of data is a core theme in this, the last piece in our Discovery Risk Mitigation series of blogs. You’ll recall the previous discussion that Information Governance is increasingly both a critical aspect of […]

eDiscovery Maturity Assessment

eDiscovery Maturity Assessment

Assessing your corporate capability to respond effectively to investigations and eDiscovery events. In an earlier post, I introduced Discovery Risk Mitigation, our structured journey-based approach to helping organisations reduce their exposure to the risks inherent within the ever-expanding data and governance landscapes in which we now work. Having understood why preparedness is a good thing […]

Discovery Risk Management

A worker using Salient Discovery's eDiscovery service

Mitigating the eDiscovery risks due to the explosion of electronic data in your business through a structured programme of preparedness. Being Prepared I’m sure most people are familiar with the expression “prevention is better than cure”. It sounds like generally sound advice to me and I’m sure most would probably agree. But in truth, to […]

How to Keep Employee Monitoring on the Right Side of Data Privacy Laws

How to Keep Employee Monitoring on the Right Side of Data Privacy Laws

Monitoring employee conduct has always been part of the corporate environment. In many cases, it’s an essential component of prevention strategies for data leaks, fraud, theft of intellectual property and other potentially harmful behaviour. Monitoring also enables organisations to supervise and manage productivity, enforce organisational policies and procedures, manage quality control and protect employees and […]

Cognitive Analytics and Corporate Supervision


In our interactions with clients and prospects we have increasingly seen a need amongst corporate compliance as well as forensic and security professionals, for supervisory and monitoring capabilities in their environment. The primary objective being to proactively identify non-compliance with corporate policies, insider threats and potentially fraudulent or other nefarious activity. So why would an […]

Discovery Risk Mitigation: A Positive Initiative for Law Firms and Their Clients?

Proactive eDiscovery: A Positive Initiative for Law Firms and Their Clients?

Helping clients reduce their litigation risk exposure might sound counter-intuitive to legal services firms whose lifeblood is billable services. And that is precisely what Discovery Risk Mitigation sets out to do. Firstly, to ensure that clients understand how they are going to respond to a litigation event but equally important, how they can mitigate against future […]

Discovery Risk Mitigation: Transition from Hoping for the Best to Planning for the Worst

Proactive eDiscovery

It’s probably a common reality in the eDiscovery world that as service providers, we spend the majority of our time supporting clients who are under duress, responding to an internal investigation or external litigation event. This can generate higher stress situations for us as providers but likely nothing compared with what the client is facing. […]