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

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the General Counsel (OGC) and Component Offices of Chief Counsel (OCC) use commercial off-the-shelf electronic discovery software tools to facilitate the production of documents and disclosure of existing records during litigation or in response to a request for records. eDiscovery is a document processing method that supports the organization of paper and electronic documents for analysis, review, redaction, and production to meet litigation discovery requirements. DHS also uses eDiscovery tools to process agency records in response to subpoenas and Touhy requests (written requests for testimony or agency records or official information made in accordance with agency regulations in cases to which the United States is not a party). DHS is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because this process collects, maintains, stores, and shares personally identifiable information (PII). May 2019

Associated SORN(s)

  • DHS/ALL-017 Department of Homeland Security General Legal Records
  • DHS/ALL-004 General Information Technology Access Account Records System
Last Published Date: June 3, 2019
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