RelativityOne encrypts data at rest on servers so attackers cannot read the data without encryption keys.

FedRAMP, HIPAA, and other regulations may require data at rest encryption. Relativity uses the Microsoft Azure platform which according to this white paper meets, “more than 70 international and industry-specific compliance standards, such as ISO 27001, SOC 2, Type II, HIPAA, and FedRAMP, as well as country- specific standards like Australia IRAP, UK G-Cloud, and Singapore MTCS.”

Note that the HIPAA Security Rule does not actually require encryption but it does make it an 'addressable implementation' which means that it may be found that it is reasonable and appropriate to encrypt data. If not, alternative measures can be taken.

FedRAMP's Control Specific Contract Clauses, which provides language to be used in the provisions of contracts addressing cloud security, states that, "Cloud Service Providers pursuing a FedRAMP authorization will have to support the capability to encrypt data-at-rest; however, contract clauses should indicate any specific agency requirements for data encryption."

A Relativity admin can adjust the NumberOfDocumentsToAutoPreconvert instance setting to change the number of documents that will be pre-converted for the viewer when a batch is checked out. The default setting is 1000.

Pre-converting documents will render them in HTML5, so documents can be loaded and navigated through more quickly. If you need to review a large set quickly it may make sense to increase the default number in this instance setting.

The mass operations bar at the bottom of the screen in a Relativity workspace can also include an option to convert documents to HTML5. Keep in mind that the conversion process can take up significant space on the server.

When running a concept search in Relativity, you do not have to base the search on a document from the workspace, or even an excerpt from a key document. Relativity recommends also basing concept searches on court filings (such as the complaint from the case), or another document such as a news article which is not in the review set. See this post.

A Relativity concept search will help you get the document you're looking for:

Avoid using only one word which will return "broad, unreliable results".

Sean O'Shea has more than 15 years of experience in the litigation support field with major law firms in New York and San Francisco.   He is an ACEDS Certified eDiscovery Specialist and a Relativity Certified Administrator.

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