Data privacy issues, secrecy laws in China and other regulations can make conducting e-discovery in Asia a daunting task, especially when crossing jurisdictions. These problems are likely to get worse as Asian economies and regulations grow, predicts Washington, D.C.-based FTI Consulting Inc. in its report, “E-discovery in Asia: Legal, Technical and Cultural Issues.”

The FTI study, which examined electronic data discovery and forensic investigations in Asia, polled 70 lawyers at Asian-based law firms and corporate EDD departments (14 from 14 corporations and 56 from 20 law firms). Responses were collected between September 2013 and January 2014; 65 responses were via a 20-question online survey; five people participated by phone.

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