International Cloud Computing Meets U.S. E-Discovery

Posted on November 15th, 2009 by projectcounsel

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“Software as a Service” (SaaS) providers such as Google, IBM, Cisco and others are offering multinational corporations the opportunity to replace their enormously expensive and ever changing technological infrastructure with SaaS computing facilities. Individual companies would archive and access information in these systems through the internet at a presumably lower unit price (cloud computing). These providers also promise to manage the skyrocketing costs of collecting and disclosing electronically stored information (ESI), especially emails, demanded in U.S. judicial…