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As reported by Corporate Counsel, BDO, a professional services firm that provides advisory and consulting services to publicly traded and privately held companies, performed a survey of 100 senior in-house counsel at leading corporations in the U.S.

That survey found that 66.7 percent of corporate counsel ranked data privacy and security as the greatest challenge they face when managing cross-border e-discovery.  That is no surprise, as in-house counsel face increasingly complex multinational,  multijurisdictional and multilingual data collection and review.

"Multinational, multi-jurisdictional and multi-lingual data collection and review are becoming increasingly complex," said Glenn Pomerantz, Partner and Global Forensics with BDO Consulting. "Corporations must understand cultural norms, data privacy laws and foreign language nuances to effectively navigate international investigations and manage e-discovery engagements."