Deloitte, Relativity Partnership Produces A FOIA Workflow Tool

Managing FOIA Requests with the Relativity Platform

A year after Deloitte entered into an alliance with e-discovery software provider Relativity, the two have now announced the creation of an end-to-end workflow platform geared towards managing and responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Deloitte’s new disclosure solution was developed with the government agencies responding to Freedom of Information Act requests in mind. But it’s also potentially good news for attorneys who don’t particularly enjoy standing around looking at their watch. Chris Knox, Deloitte’s risk and financial advisory managing director and leader in the Federal Discovery practice, said that savvy attorneys have begun to utilize the FOIA in the vein of a pre-litigation discovery request.

Deloitte’s disclosure solution has yet to be rolled out onto a global stage, but Knox can foresee potential use cases that involve responding to requests made under the likes of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

One slight wrinkle? The government is dealing with an epic backlog of about 100,000 FOIA requests per year. That’s not a problem that you can simply be addressed by just throwing more bodies at the wall. [read more]

Source: Frank Ready | Legaltech News

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