Microsoft Teams Compliance Connector

Epiq can help connect your Microsoft Teams deployment with your compliance and eDiscovery processes to ensure that Teams conversation threads, attachments, and overall context are maintained.

There has been a rapid transition to employees working from home in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Many companies have turned to Microsoft Teams to integrate people, content and tools to continue to be collaborative, engaged and effective during this difficult time. As a result, Teams saw exponential growth in March 2020 with a 100%+ increase to 44 million daily users.

Epiq’s Teams Connector builds on existing Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance and Advanced eDiscovery functionality to provide legal teams the context they need to assess Teams data for relevant and privileged content.

The Teams Compliance Connector provides the context needed by legal teams by:

  • Grouping message threads together for 1-on-1, group chats and channel chats.
  • Allowing filtering by date ranges while preserving the message and attachment relationships and sub-replies.
  • PDF output with the same look and feel as the Teams application, as well as an eDiscovery load-file.

During the built-in Teams export process, files attached to a Teams message are represented as a modern attachment, which is a hyperlink to the attachment stored on SharePoint or OneDrive. The attachment is not embedded or exported with the Teams message. Epiq’s Teams Connector identifies and collects modern attachments from wherever they may exist in the SharePoint or OneDrive environments and associates them with the Teams messages. It also compares the communication date of the Team chat to the version history of each file to associate the version shared at that point in time.

The Teams Connector has flexible deployment options including: (1) installation within an organization’s existing IT systems, (2) within an organization’s Azure tenant, (3) Epiq can be granted remote access or (4) as a service. Each deployment mode is optionally supported by Epiq’s Information Governance and eDiscovery teams.

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