Kroll Ontrack Launches Inaugural New Frontiers in Ediscovery Report

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Ontrack, the leading global provider of ediscovery technologies and services to companies involved in litigation and investigations, today announced the launch of its inaugural New Frontiers in Ediscovery Report.

The report highlights the recent and rapid international expansion of the use of ediscovery techniques and technologies by law firms and their clients as well as the huge progress made in the capabilities of ediscovery itself.

Tim Phillips, Managing Director of Kroll Ontrack International Legal Technologies, said: “We’ve witnessed an exponential rise in the use of ediscovery services in countries beyond the traditional homeland markets of the U.S. and U.K., where take-up of ediscovery was initially driven by changes to the legal system governing disclosure and discovery in legal proceedings. Today, ediscovery is becoming an important element of the business and corporate governance landscape, even for countries like Germany and Hong Kong that do not have an obligation to provide ediscovery under their legal framework.

“As a leader in the global industry, we believe it is important to document these changes and to highlight ediscovery’s rapid growth as a problem-solver for everything from regulatory compliance to dealing with dawn raids, and from unbundling legal services to forensic investigations.”

The new report outlines what’s happening with ediscovery in different regions around the world, including Europe, the U.S., and the Far East; why the global financial services sector in particular is applying ediscovery to its own unique market challenges; how organisations are using ediscovery to break up cartels; and where technologies such as predictive coding are heading to next.

Tim Phillips continues: “As well as crossing additional geographical frontiers, ediscovery technology is also hitting new technology milestones. Predictive coding is now used in almost every new matter we are instructed on in the U.K., for example. Acceptance is growing in the Courts of Law in the US and Europe and will mean even more demand for clever ediscovery technology in the future.”

For more information on Kroll Ontrack and its products and services, visit www.ediscovery.com/uk

To download a copy of the Kroll Ontrack New Frontiers in Ediscovery Report, visit : http://www.ediscovery.com/uk/new-frontiers-in-ediscovery/

About Kroll Ontrack LLC

Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, search, analyse, and produce data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data destruction, electronic discovery and document review services. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit: http://www.ediscovery.com/uk and follow @KrollOntrackUKon Twitter.

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Tel: +44 20 7282 1021 / 2987 / 2846
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About Charles Skamser
Charles Skamser is an internationally recognized technology sales, marketing and product management leader with over 25 years of experience in Information Governance, eDiscovery, Machine Learning, Computer Assisted Analytics, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, IT Automation and ITOA. Charles is the founder and Senior Analyst for eDiscovery Solutions Group, a global provider of information management consulting, market intelligence and advisory services specializing in information governance, eDiscovery, Big Data analytics and cloud computing solutions. Previously, Charles served in various executive roles with disruptive technology start ups and well known industry technology providers. Charles is a prolific author and a regular speaker on the technology that the Global 2000 require to manage the accelerating increase in Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Charles holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from Macalester College.