Digital Insights & Risk Management Blog

Read about the latest strategies, trends and news.

Q&A: Helping Clients Drive Technology and Business Value Through Blockchain Solutions

The experts within FTI Technology’s Blockchain & Digital Assets Practice know the industry is so much more than cryptocurrency and tokens. The technology can be used to solve countless problems, increase transparency across legacy processes and enable meaningful automation. Managing Director Sam Davies is an engineer, software designer and innovator committed to building blockchain-based solutions that solve client challenges in creative and unexpected ways. He holds multiple patents in user interfaces for multimedia archives, audio analysis and emotion extraction from text. In this Q&A, Sam discusses his practice and his views of the future of blockchain.

ISO 31700: A New Standard for Operationalising Privacy by Design

When the International Standards Organisation (ISO) published the new standard ISO 31700 earlier this year, it established a clearer set of practical guidelines for effective Privacy by Design (PbD) programmes. PbD, a hallmark of data privacy best practice, is an approach built upon seven guiding principles that aim to employ a privacy-first attitude, whereby privacy is seamlessly integrated into products, services and system designs by default. While the previous PbD principles provided a foundation, they lacked clear rules, methodologies and use-case examples for how to apply PbD in practice, leaving many organisations uncertain about how to employ an effective approach. ISO 31700 is intended to remedy that.

Q&A: Albert Soler Discusses the Digital Forensics Field in Spain

Albert Soler is a Director within the FTI Technology team in Spain, and an experienced digital forensics and e-discovery professional who helps clients uncover insights from digital evidence. In this Q&A, he discusses how emerging data sources are impacting the practice of digital forensics and e-discovery.

Q&A: Amanda Bailey Discusses U.K. Black History Month

October is Black History Month in the U.K. In honour of this important month and as part of FTI Technology’s commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion and belonging, we’re elevating the voices of Black colleagues across the organisation. By engaging in candid conversations about racial bias, social injustice and workplace inequality, our professionals look to collectively contribute to meaningful worldwide change.
This Q&A with Amanda Bailey, a Senior Executive Assistant based in Dubai covers Amanda’s heritage and career path, as well as what Black History Month means to her.

Q&A: How Synergy Across the Investigation Lifecycle Alleviates Common Challenges

Florian Johanny, a Director within FTI Technology in Germany, has nearly a decade of experience handling legal and document review challenges in complex matters in Germany, Spain and across Europe. He supports clients with all phases of e-discovery and document review for high-stakes investigations, litigation, merger clearance reviews and data subject access requests. In this Q&A, he discusses the connection points between each phase of an investigation, and how the nature of these matters today has made technology an imperative.

Placing Emerging Data at the Centre of Investigations Strategy

On November 1, FTI Technology’s emerging data and digital forensics experts will join a panel alongside Emily Agnoli, Partner, Simmons & Simmons, and Chris Pell, Director, eDiscovery & Data Advisory, Standard Chartered Bank, to discuss the risks and impacts of emerging data sources in disputes and investigations. This blog previews some of the topics the panel will cover during the session.

UAE Financial Crime and Investigations Pulse Check

A recent announcement from the United Arab Emirates attorney general confirmed the government is moving forward with plans to establish special prosecution entities for financial crimes. This step is a continuation and escalation of the UAE’s efforts to increase investigations and prosecutions into abuse of the financial sector and other ancillary channels of illicit flows. It also aligns to the government’s “Forward Economy” and “Forward Ecosystem” strategies to advance as a global leader in economic and judicial strength.

What the PCPD’s Data Breach Guidance Means for Impacted Organizations

Due to the frequency, sophistication, and severity of cyber attacks, coupled with data privacy concerns, proper cybersecurity protections and programs, including a data breach response plan, are critical to mitigate cyber and privacy risks and maintain business operations.

Key Issues to Watch in Private Equity M&A

Given that the private equity sector has tripled in size during the last decade, and PE-backed deal volume continues to rise, the intersection between M&A and PE investment is notably shifting. New variables in dealmaking processes, regulatory oversight and financial valuation are creating a number of risks and additional steps PE investors need to be aware of.

The Missing Links in Modern E-Discovery

Productivity suites like Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace have transformed the ways in which people collaborate across and share projects at work. They are also upending traditional expectations, case law and processes in e-discovery. The dynamic, cloud-based nature of today’s workplace platforms has spurred an array of complex data challenges around how electronic information is collected, processed, analyzed, reviewed and produced for litigation and investigations.

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