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Advanced Investigation Discovery

Advanced Discovery has developed a privacy-breach investigation task force, the AID Team, to design, direct and implement data discovery from among your most sensitive documents.

If the PRISM program falls under the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act, (FISA) (50 U.S.C. § 1881a), then electronic communications service providers that disclosed personal information to government agencies appear to be protected from user lawsuits. “No cause of action shall lie in any court against any electronic communication service provider for providing any information, facilities, or assistance in accordance with a directive issued pursuant to paragraph (1)” Chapter 36(vi)(h)(3)[1]. The applicability of this statute is in question, though, since it appears that the information was collected without regard to the location of the users, and the regulation is aimed at ”the targeting of persons reasonably believed to be located outside the United States to acquire foreign intelligence information.[2]” Because Americans were only recently made aware of the potential extent of the PRISM disclosures, the applicability of FISA has not yet been determined.  Therefore, the risk of class-action suits and regulatory investigations in relation to the disclosure of protected personal information (PPI) is at an all-time high.

If your company or your client has divulged PPI to any agency in response to a non-subpoena demand, now is the time to take proactive protective steps. Now is the time to engage AID, Advanced Discovery’s privacy-breach investigation task force and technology:

  • Cleared individuals with expertise in privacy, security, and confidentiality to guide and manage your process;
  • Technology to handle telecommunications, internet and structured data investigations ;
  • Access to high level sensitive compartmented cleared facility (SCIF) space in 12 U.S. cities, to ensure data security during the data review;
  • The most advanced Relativity middle-ware on the market, to provide transparency into the process for you and your team.

The initial class action cases have already been filed. Your actions today will improve your response to future actions. Depend on the Advanced Investigation Discovery Team to oversee your classified or confidential data discovery projects.


[1] 50 USC § 1881a – Procedures for targeting certain persons outside the United States other than United States persons. US Code. Cornell. http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/50/1881a. Retrieved 2013-08-29.

[2] Ibid

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