A narrow view of eDiscovery eDisclosure is that it is a reactive task prompted by litigation, by a regulatory investigation, or by the need to conduct an internal inquiry into suspected misconduct.
A workshop to be given by HP Autonomy in London on 15 April will set out to show that a focus on these retrospective tasks overlooks both the potential requirements for eDisclosure and the ability to make multiple uses of eDisclosure skills and tools. Obligations of transparency, of compliance with regulatory, HR or other legal duties and the obligations owed to shareholders, lenders and others all require the ability to find information for daily business purposes as well as to be able to record, manage, and interrogate data in multiple formats, languages, and sizes for discovery / disclosure.
HP Autonomy is the latest of the sponsors of the eDisclosure Information Project, and I am speaking at this event. There is a description of the workshop here which includes a registration link.