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Blog #5 - (When Dealing With Outside Vendors, Be Sure To Consider The Privacy Rights Of Third Parties; Eddie Watt)

August 31, 2011

Thanks to my colleague Marc Berkemeier for this week's legal portion.

As technology advances and we find new ways to deal with the mounds of discovery demands and electronic information that come across our desks, more and more firms are using outside vendors for technical assistance. For example, they may hire a discovery vendor to sift through a client's internal hard drives to search for lost files or earlier versions of important documents. A client may also require database assistance to sort relevant data into a format that is easily useable by counsel and the court. Although such projects can result in significant time and money savings for your client throughout the litigation process, it is important to remember that certain privacy rights cannot be ignored.

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