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We’ve Got Your Back: Ensuring Data Security & Confidentiality in the eDiscovery Process

In the realm of eDiscovery, safeguarding the security and confidentiality of your data and your client’s data is crucial at every stage. Law firms and corporate legal departments must implement robust safeguards and collaborate with reliable partners.

Here are some key considerations to keep in mind:


Encryption is the cornerstone of data security, transforming sensitive information into an unreadable format without the correct decryption key. This ensures that even if data falls into the wrong hands, it remains inaccessible.

Security Practices in Collection

Robust security practices should start with data collection. Secure collection practices are imperative, requiring meticulous attention to detail and thorough research to prevent any compromise to data integrity. Without a solid foundation in secure collection, the entire eDiscovery process risks being undermined by vulnerabilities from the outset.

Data should be collected directly from original sources whenever possible to minimize the risk of tampering. Encrypted channels and secure protocols can then be used to transfer data so the information remains confidential during transit.

Access Controls

Implementing stringent access controls is essential to restrict access to sensitive data exclusively to authorized personnel. Strong authorization methods such as two-factor authentication and access logs help fortify these controls so that only those with legitimate reasons can access the data and that any access is traceable and accountable.

Choosing the Right Partner

When looking for the right partner for your next eDiscovery project, you want to ensure data security is a top priority. We understand the gravity of the trust you place in us to safeguard your and your client’s data throughout the eDiscovery process.

Each year, our executive team commits significant time to the ISO 27001 auditing process to maintain our certification and further our security commitment to our clients. We go through the proper testing to guarantee all processes are still working and are followed by our entire team. This year, we successfully passed our annual ISO 27001 surveillance audit, reaffirming our dedication to these rigorous standards.

Plus, as a Relativity Silver Partner, all our client’s data is hosted on RelativityOne, which is built on the stability and security of Microsoft Azure. RelativityOne is supported 24/7 by a global team and is reinforced by Relativity’s security, continuity, and disaster recovery programs. RelativityOne has independently achieved annual ISO 27001 certification and SOC 2, Type II attestation, while Microsoft Azure meets compliance standards for ISO 27001, SOC 2: Type I & II, HIPAA, and FedRAMP.


Contact us to learn more about how we can fulfill your eDiscovery needs while maintaining an unwavering commitment to exceptional data security and confidentiality. Rest assured knowing your most sensitive information is safe with Everest as your eDiscovery partner.