The Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS)

ACEDS was established to assist professionals managing discovery in improving their eDiscovery knowledge and skillset, as well as increase their overall competence in eDiscovery and related fields. ACEDS offers the prestigious Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) certification, which confirms the competence of eDiscovery professionals in a number of areas.

BIA is proud to employ many CEDS certified professionals. Our clients enjoy the peace of mind associated with knowing that many BIA professionals working on their projects have passed the rigorous examination from the ACEDS certifying body.

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Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)

AIIM was founded in 1943 as The Global Community of Information Professionals. Dedicated to educating those in the information management community, AIIM has developed the Certified Information Professional (CIP) test, which confers the CIP credential on those who successfully complete the examination.  The test is administered at Prometric testing centers across the U.S.

BIA recognizes the significance of Information Management teams in the eDiscovery process and joined AIIM in 2013 to better serve information managers by educating them on trends in eDiscovery that directly affect their work.

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EU Safe Harbor

The US-EU Safe Harbor is a self-compliance program for organizations within the United States or European Union which helps prevent information loss for associated companies. According to EU legislation, companies that operate in the European Union are not allowed to send personal data that they control to organizations outside the European Economic Area unless those receiving firms adhere to these stringent privacy requirements.

BIA handles a significant amount of data, and our TotalDiscovery software can remotely collect data from any machine, regardless of where it is. Therefore, BIA maintains compliance with the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles and is legally authorized by the EU to accept data from firms located there in the event that our clients need to collect data from overseas.

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Sedona Conference

Sedona Conference

BIA is a member of The Sedona Conference RFP+ Vendor Panel. This eDiscovery vendor panel provides input on Electronic Document Retention and Production. When the use of technology or services is required from vendors and service providers, the RFP+ eDiscovery Vendor Panel helps create tools and solutions that benefit the entire marketplace.

As an expert in eDiscovery, Electronic Document Retention and Production, BIA uses this Vendor Panel to offer our decades of experience, voice and expertise to potential clients looking for an experienced eDiscovery vendor.

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ARMA International

ARMA International

ARMA is a professional association for information governance professionals, and related industry vendors and is recognized as the authority on governing information as a strategic asset. ARMA has contracted with the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) to be ARMA's certifying body for records managers, and ARMA provides a variety of education that corresponds to sections of the CRM certification.

BIA has recognized Records and Information Management Professionals and Governance Professionals as critical stakeholders in the eDiscovery process. BIA joined ARMA to support the educational effort and best practices promulgated by ARMA to its members.

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