Veritas Brings Data Classification to eDiscovery Platform

Veritas Technologies has unveiled advances to the company's eDiscovery Platform with new data classification features designed to help compliance and investigation teams ensure regulatory compliance, avoid massive fines and mitigate reputational damage. The new technology also helps organizations to manage personal identifiable information (PII) and Subject Access Requests (SARs).

Within the European Union, individuals already have the right to make SARs and they can ask an organization to deliver all of the personal data that the organization holds about them. In addition, individuals can request the purposes for which that data is being processed and which organizations receive it.

These requests will soon become of global significance as the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enhances data subjects' rights over personal data and will require that organizations adhere to a month time limit on SAR responses. However, meeting this time frame may be difficult, as many organizations have limited visibility into what data they have and where it is located.

According to Veritas research, data continues to grow at an annual rate of 49 percent globally, and as a result, organizations are storing more data on-premises and in one or more clouds. Because of this fragmentation, many organizations have limited visibility into what data they have and where it is located, so finding relevant personal data in a timely fashion becomes a significant challenge.

Expediently Review and Redact Data

The latest version of eDiscovery Platform includes a new set of review and redaction tools that allow for smarter and faster review. Bulk Redaction is a new feature that can automatically comb through a data set and mask all sensitive data in categories pre-determined by the reviewer across the entire corpus in one single motion. This capability helps organizations to ensure that they are not accidentally leaking risky data that should have been withheld (such as personal data relating to another individual) when responding to a SAR.

Additionally, eDiscovery Platform now includes pre-set redaction codes to ensure consistency throughout the document review process and to enable users to demonstrate to individuals why particular data items were withheld. This release also includes new annotation capabilities that simplify how case handlers mark-up review documents and share notes with each other to better support collaborative workflows for data sets that require multiple reviewers.

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