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DHS/ALL/PIA-073 Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery) Tools


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses commercial off-the-shelf electronic discovery (eDiscovery) software tools to aid in the collection of existing departmental records and to facilitate the review and production of electronically stored information (ESI), such as emails, computer files, and databases. eDiscovery software is a document processing tool that supports the organization of ESI for analysis, review, redaction, and production to meet DHS requirements. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Update discusses the Department’s use of this technology for the purposes of internal investigations, complaint processing, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or Privacy Act (PA) requests, research, and other Departmental issues and requirements. September 2020

Associated SORN(s)

  • DHS/ALL-001 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act Record System
  • DHS/ALL-004 General Information Technology Access Account Records System
  • DHS/ALL-020 Department of Homeland Security Internal Affairs
  • DHS/ALL-028 Department of Homeland Security Complaint Tracking System
  • DHS/ALL-029 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Records,
Attachment Ext. Size Date
DHS/ALL/PIA-073(a) Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery) Tools for Litigation Use - September 2020 PDF 443.41 KB 09/17/2020
DHS/ALL/PIA-073 Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery) Tools for Litigation Use - May 2019 PDF 293.88 KB 05/28/2019
Last Updated: 03/31/2023
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