"According to a recent Forbes report, the increase in litigation against them means companies can no longer deal with eDiscovery requests on a case-by-case basis. The process is deserving of a place in the overall business as a collaboration between numerous departments, including compliance, legal, risk and human resources, among others.
Failing to prepare for impending litigation can set a company up to fail. For multinational companies, eDiscovery cases can involve as much as 20 terabytes of data - about 20 million documents - from China, 15 terabytes from Brazil and 10 terabytes from the United States, according to Forbes. It's easy to see why collecting, analyzing, reviewing and presenting data for an eDiscovery request seems daunting to most companies."