SalvageData Discovery identifies and acquires discovery data and documents, both electronic and paper, from any and all sources to support your organization’s litigation needs.
Throughout the collection process we ensure that all relevant data and documents are identified and collected. We make a forensically sound transfer of the data and maintain a proper chain of custody. Data and documents are kept in a secure environment. This reduces the potential for spoliation claims by opposing counsel, while allowing you to focus on specific litigation issues. Some of the collection services we offer include:
Identification of information sources and custodians is imperative in collecting relevant material. SalvageData Discovery employs a uniform, fully documented interview process of custodians to develop a comprehensive list of all potential information sources. This process includes exploration and identification of relevant files, document and data triage, and immediate onsite collection when necessary. We can also act as liaison between counsel and your organization’s IT department to assist both groups in the collection of responsive information in an expedient manner. No matter how big or small the collection effort, our standardized approach and methodology, combined with experienced staff, means your collection efforts are professionally managed. Experienced collection staff can be onsite quickly to support your forensically sound and defensible information collection activities.
Sanctions can occur when your organization cannot demonstrate the proper handling of documents and data to prevent spoliation. SalvageData Discovery provides tracking and documentation from original source of all information through production, including preparation and execution of supporting affidavits when needed. We use forensically sound tools from the point of collection through processing and production to ensure credibility and accountability at all times.
The implementation of a litigation hold is an important event and should not be taken lightly. It is no longer sufficient to issue a litigation hold and fail to follow up, or to collect from a custodian once and assume you are done. SalvageData Discovery staff will implement the hold, provide follow up support and training, monitor the hold and update procedures, and provide documentation to support your litigation hold efforts.
SalvageData Recovery is a certified media forensic imaging expert. We were the first data recovery firm to become ISO 9001:2008 Certified, and SOC 3 / SAS 70 Secure. Plus, we can provide proof of our Certified ISO-5 Class 100 Cleanroom. Our technicians are trained in forensic procedures including forensic imaging, evidence handling, and chain of custody procedures, making SalvageData a trusted provider of legal assistance in a forensic investigation.