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Kroll Expands in APAC with Acquisition of RP Digital Security

The deal strengthens Kroll’s cyber risk capabilities across the APAC region, aligning with and further reinforcing the company’s commitment to providing clients with end-to-end cyber resiliency solutions, from detection and response to remediation, restoration and hardening as Singapore-based RP Digital Security is a leader in computer forensic investigations, digital security, and eDiscovery services.

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KLDiscovery Acquires Superior Document Services

“We are delighted to welcome the Superior team into the KLDiscovery family,” said Christopher Weiler, CEO of KLDiscovery. “Superior is a well-respected, full-service eDiscovery and litigation support provider in Virginia and has built its business by delivering high-touch, personalized document and eDiscovery services while ensuring the highest quality control and security standards, making them a natural fit with KLD.”

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Legility Acquires Inventus

The combined company will deliver a broader range of technology-enabled legal services for the growing global legal operations market and will go forward under the Legility brand. Barry Dark will serve as the combined company’s CEO and Paul Mankoo will continue to be a key member of the executive team with responsibilities across the business.

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Considering Second Requests? The Requirement, Task, and Prevalence

While leveraging many of the technologies, techniques, and tactics used in traditional eDiscovery activities supporting audits, investigations, and litigation, Second Request discovery is different in the fact that it typically has unique characteristics that need to be considered in each case.

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Conscious Unclouding? A Hard Look at Data Security and the Cloud

The security of data is fast becoming one of the most prominent and visible areas of concern in the selection of eDiscovery software solutions. With public examples of data security failures increasing in regularity and impact, it behooves any discovery solution decision-maker to carefully consider how they manage this important risk factor as they make on and off-premise enterprise software selection decisions.

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eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments in 2019

Since beginning to track the number of publicly highlighted merger, acquisition, and investment (M&A+I) events in the eDiscovery ecosystem, ComplexDiscovery has noted at least 410 M&A+I events between November 2001 and December 2019. In considering M&A+I events in 2019, the following findings, drivers, data points, and tracking charts may be useful for understanding the activity patterns of these business events between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019.

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The Most Popular Providers? A Running eDiscovery Aggregation from ALM Reader Ranking Surveys

The “Best Of” reader ranking surveys were developed by ALM, an information and intelligence company, to help lawyers identify the finest legal products and service providers and to showcase the top selections in an annual edition of one of fourteen surveys. Each survey has multiple categories of products and services presented for consideration, with a subset of categories (survey questions) from each survey that directly or indirectly pertain to the eDiscovery ecosystem. The purpose of this aggregate listing is to highlight leading eDiscovery providers as determined by online voting in ALM “Best Of” surveys between September 2017 and today.

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OpenText Completes Acquisition of Carbonite

“We have confidence in our ability to integrate, innovate and grow the business. As previously highlighted, we are targeting for Carbonite to be on our operating model by the end of Fiscal 2021, or sooner. We expect strong cloud growth and cash flow expansion from the acquisition,” shared Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText CEO & CTO.

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From Tech to Reality: Deep Truths About Deepfakes

As shared by Steve McNew, an MIT trained blockchain/cryptocurrency expert and senior managing director at FTI Consulting, “Online videos are exploding as a mainstream source of information. Imagine social media and news outlets frantically and perhaps unknowingly sharing altered clips — of police bodycam video, politicians in unsavory situations or world leaders delivering inflammatory speeches — to create an alternate truth. The possibilities for deepfakes to create malicious propaganda and other forms of fraud are significant.”