Crisis and cultural change
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In order to investigate the diesel crisis, an enormous amount of data is being collected. An overview.
is the approximate amount of data seized in the course of the investigation by US law firm Jones Day. This is one of the largest volumes of data ever collected in business history.
interviews were conducted by Jones Day with employees of the Volkswagen Group in Germany and abroad.
This is the approximate number of people whose data was seized in Germany and the US for the Jones Day investigation.
data carriers such as servers, computers and cellphones were accessed to obtain the data.
internal and external experts, including attorneys and technicians, have been involved in the investigation thus far.
HOW DO YOU REVIEW THROUGH MASS VOLUMES OF DATA?
1. Less is more
In the first step, experts use keywords to filter out relevant information. They also target specific individuals, organizational units and time periods.
2. Separating the wheat from the chaff
The data that is obtained is then reviewed by a large team for its actual significance. The reviewers flag the relevant documents.
3. The devil in the details
A smaller team of specialists then checks documents flagged as relevant. If a certain number of relevant documents is reached, the rest of the data can also be analyzed using algorithms.
4. Putting the pieces together
The specialists attempt to ascertain the background to the events. For example, they might interview people about the origins of the documents.