Posted by: Tim Rains, Director, Trustworthy Computing

Electronic discovery, or e-discovery, is a hot topic among security professionals whose organizations are using cloud services or are evaluating using cloud services in the future.  When there is a need to perform forensic investigations to recover and collect evidence contained in the cloud for use in potential legal proceedings, cloud customers need to know that their cloud service providers can meet their needs.

It is very important that cloud customers understand how cloud providers manage e-discovery requests, so that they know these cloud vendors can properly respond to government requests for information.  Cloud providers’ e-discovery processes must be capable of meeting customer needs in a way that isn’t disruptive to the users of cloud services.

In this episode of the Trustworthy Computing Cloud Fundamentals Video Series, I discuss the importance of e-discovery with Kevin Allison, a general manager of Office 365.  Kevin also provides some insight into how Microsoft manages e-discovery requests.

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Please check back on this blog regularly as we continue the Cloud Fundamentals Video Series and explore topics that are important for IT professionals and business decision makers who are interested in cloud security, privacy, and reliability.