Data Loss - Avoiding A "Panama Papers" Episode

Updated: Feb 14



Lessons must be learnt from the Panama Papers fiasco, where 11.5 million documents (2.6 TB data, mostly emails) were leaked from the internal database of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Almost 40 years of confidential financial information, identifying numerous high-ranking government and public officials from around the world, was last year disclosed online by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

Using e-discovery tools, like those employed in the forensics pursuit of illegal activities such as insider trading and tax evasion; ICIJ uncovered why key political figures – such as Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, the Prime Minister of Iceland; David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia – have all been subject to significant scrutiny; and prominent international organizations are now being investigated for fraudulent and criminal behaviour.

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For further information, please contact: Doug Wolfson, Apvera doug.wolfson@apvera.com

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