FCPA survey by FTI Consulting showcases growing data privacy challenge

FTI Consulting Inc’s FTI Technology business practice has published the results of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation survey of 114 legal and accounting professionals who have handled ediscovery matters for either multinational investigations or cross-border litigation. In this complimentary report, The Experts Weigh In: E-discovery Strategies for International Anti-bribery Investigations, leading experts in the field share their thoughts on key trends and best practices for matters ranging from FCPA, the UK Bribery Act and whistleblower investigations. Follow link for a copy of the report www.ftitechnology.com/FCPA-Survey
“Multinational investigations such as FCPA matters present complex challenges for legal teams, including data privacy laws, time pressures and language barriers,” said Craig Earnshaw, a Managing Director in the Technology practice at FTI Consulting in its London office. “The survey results provide practical guidance on meeting these challenges and conducting a defensible foreign document collection and review for FCPA and other types of investigations.”
Among the report’s key findings:
• 48% of respondents have conducted investigations requiring data collection in China.
• 40% have spent more than USD $500,000 conducting multinational investigations.
• 54% said data privacy is the #1 challenge for multinational investigations.
• 76% expect an increase in data privacy requirements in the coming years.