Invented by Igor Tkachev, Vladimir Miroshkin, Serguei Beloussov, Stanislav Protasov, Acronis International GmbH
The Acronis International GmbH invention works as followsThe present disclosure discloses systems and methods of preserving data by using replication and blockchain notarization. In one aspect, the exemplary method includes a hardware processor receiving a request from a user for a legal holding of data along with criteria for controlling the access to the data. The hardware processor then creates a legal object and establishes an access control, creates a cloud space in the cloud that corresponds to this legal hold, and defines the access control to read from the cloud space created, searches a backup storage of a data system client to identify relevant data for the legal hold, stores the identified relevant information and search queries,
Background for System and Method for Preserving Data Using Replication and Blockchain Notarization
At the moment, companies adhere to legal hold and electronic discovery procedures in different legal proceedings.” The process is complex and requires the identification, collection, and preservation of the data related to the legal hold.
One way to comply with the requirements of a legal hold is to use manual procedures for identifying, collecting and preserving the data that are associated with the hold. Manual procedures can be prone to error. “Often, the risk of court sanction is high.
Companies that use eDiscovery Software have another option. The eDiscovery solution simplifies the processes for finding the data and processing it, for reviewing the data as well as collecting, preserving, and archiving the data when compared to manual procedures. The simplification is costly in terms of accuracy. It is not possible to ensure that the data found during eDiscovery was not altered or subjected other forms of manipulation or spoliation, particularly by parties who have access to the system. “When the data related to the legal hold or eDiscovery are not successfully preserved, there will be serious legal consequences.
There is therefore a need to preserve data that has been placed under legal hold in an efficient and effective manner.
The disclosure relates to data preservation and more specifically, systems and methods of preserving data by using replication and Blockchain notarization.
In one example, a method for creating a cloud space that corresponds with the legal hold object is implemented on a computer equipped with a hardware processor. The method includes: receiving a request from a user for a legal holding of data; establishing criteria for controlling the data’s access; creating, within the cloud storage, the cloud space that corresponds to this legal hold item, and defining access control to read from the cloud space created in accordance to the established access criteria. Searching, in backup data storage for a
According to an aspect of the disclosure a system for preserving data is provided, comprising: a hardware processor that can receive a request from a user for a legal holding of data; establish criteria for controlling the access to the data; create in cloud storage a cloud space that corresponds with the legal hold object created, and define access control to read from the created space in accordance to the established access criteria. Search, in a data backup storage of a data client system, to identify relevant data corresponding the legal hold
The set of instructions includes instructions for creating a cloud space in the cloud that corresponds to a created legal object and for defining access control to read from the cloud space created in accordance with established access criteria. It also comprises instructions for searching a backup storage system of a client to identify relevant data for the created legal object and for storing all identified relevant information and the search queries for identifying relevant data.
The blockchain notarization service can be used to verify the integrity of data that is read out from the cloud storage space created by users according to the access control defined.
In one aspect, the Blockchain Notarization Service is used to send a notarization to a list of recipients predefined of a copy relevant data. The transmission of the certificate of notarization being in compliance with defined access control.
In one aspect, a notarization certificate for each item of data is issued separately.
In one aspect, the replicated data is notarized and then retained in the cloud storage created for the duration of the legal holding.
In one aspect, notarization occurs automatically when the duplicated relevant data is replicated in the cloud storage space created.
The method includes: “determining when new information is stored in backup data storage; using the stored search query in order to determine if the data is relevant for the created legal hold item, re-creating the data in the cloud storage space created when it is determined that the data is relevant, and notarizing that data using the blockchain notarization services.
The preservation of data by replication and blockchain notarization, in accordance with teachings in the present disclosure, reduces the chances of mistakes in legal holds and discovery procedures. This in turn reduces the risk of legal sanctions and/or legal consequences. The improvement is achieved through: receiving a request from a user for a legally held data and criteria to control access to the data; creating a hold object and access control criteria for the data; creating, in cloud storage, a space that corresponds with the hold object created and defining access control to read from the space created in accordance to the established access criteria. Searching, in backup data storage for a client system to identify relevant data corresponding the hold object created, and then storing all identified relevant information and the search queries for identification,
Exemplary features are described in this document, which is a system, a method, and an application for preserving data by using replication and notarization of blockchains. The following description will be understood by those with ordinary knowledge of the art as illustrative and not in any way restrictive. Those skilled in the arts will be able to identify other aspects after reading the disclosure. Referencing the implementations of example aspects, as shown in the accompanying drawing will be done in more detail. “The same reference indicators are used as much as possible in the drawings and following description for the same or similar items.
To make the teachings in the present disclosure more clear, we have defined a few terms and concepts that are used to describe various aspects of it.
eDiscovery” is a term used to describe a discovery made in a court proceeding that involves data stored electronically.
Legal Hold” is a part of eDiscovery. The “legal hold” The term “legal hold” is used to describe a legal process which requires that a company locate (find) all relevant information and preserve it when litigation is anticipated. The legal hold will be maintained throughout the duration of any litigation proceedings.
Backup archive is a collection of files containing completed backup data.
Search is a way to find relational information (data). Searches can be performed on backup archives using keywords or indexed metadata.
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