Forensics , Governance & Risk Management , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Forensics - How Not to Spoil the Data

Zapproved's Sarah Thompson on Ensuring Effective Data Collection
Forensics - How Not to Spoil the Data
Sarah Thompson, Zapproved

Organizations create more data than ever, and they face more requirements to collect and present it for investigations and legal cases. How do they avoid spoiling this data? Zapproved's Sarah Thompson offers tips.

One of the major traps to avoid is the compulsion to collect all data, says Thompson, Senior Product Manager at Zapproved. When you collect everything, she says, "It's a costly, ineffective and risky process."

It also means everything you collect can be subject to legal discovery, she adds. "And so we really need to be smarter about what it is that we're collecting."

In an interview about effective data collection, Thompson discusses:

  • The new data demands;
  • Common data collection mistakes;
  • Habits of effective data collection.

Sarah Sims Thompson is Sr. Product Manager for Data Collect Pro, the cloud-based collections tool of the Z-Discovery platform. She brings a wealth of e-discovery and collections knowledge to guide corporate legal departments towards innovative and modern collection approaches. Her career includes senior product management positions at LexisNexis, Dataflight Inc. and iCONECT Development, LLC. and Cumulus Data. She has been instrumental in positioning and managing some of the leading legal technology offerings including iCONECT, iCONECT Global, the Concordance® suite, Hosted FYI and LexisNexis Hosted Litigation Solutions (HLS).

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