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Content Assessment: Cyber Innovation? KPMG UK Announces New App to Extract Personally Identifiable Information Following Cyber Incidents

Information - 90%
Insight - 88%
Relevance - 91%
Objectivity - 87%
Authority - 90%



A short percentage-based assessment of the qualitative benefit of the announcement by KPMG UK of a new app for personally identifiable information (PII) extraction following cyber incidents.

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Background Note: KPMG UK has unveiled its new PII Extractor tool, which is designed to make it easier for organizations to extract and report personally identifiable information (PII) and personal data. The tool allows organizations to simplify regulatory compliance and reduce costs by making it easier for them to perform Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) and identify and review PII. The tool is compatible with Relativity’s software as a service (SaaS) product, RelativityOne, and is likely to be of interest to cybersecurity, information governance, and legal discovery professionals seeking to better respond to cyber incidents.

Press Release (December 7, 2022)

KPMG UK Announces New App to Extract Personally Identifiable Information Following Cyber Incidents

PII Extractor speeds up the identification of personal information in data sets in the event of a cyber breach

KPMG UK today unveiled its new tool to extract and report personally identifiable information (PII) / personal data (PD), making it easier for organizations to perform Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) and PII Identification and Review. Using the app allows organizations to simplify regulatory compliance and reduce costs. KPMG’s PII Extractor tool is compatible with Relativity’s software as a service (SaaS) product, RelativityOne1.

Following a cyber incident, organizations must report breaches of personal data and identity information that can be spread across documents and applications to meet regulatory requirements. Piecing together and reporting such data is time and resource intensive. With a growing number of such projects, this type of data extraction is also disruptive as it lies outside routine business activities. The PII Extractor tool will allow users to extract personally identifiable information/personal data such as names, phone numbers and email addresses directly in the Relativity native viewer and link it to a data subject with ease.

PII Extractor eliminates the need to copy and paste required information and generates a clear report which can be used for risk assessments, breach notifications, faster responses to data subject access requests, and reporting to data protection authorities.

Magnus Becher, Director, Forensic Advisory, said: “While working on a large multi-terabyte PII/PD identification project, we needed a faster and streamlined way of tagging and coding PII in native documents within RelativityOne. KPMG PII Extractor augments the existing features in Relativity to let us do that. Users have a more streamlined review and reporting experience which saves clients time and money. More importantly, it simplifies compliance with data protection regulation. Going forward, our focus will continue to be on identifying areas of improvement and integrating relevant technology solutions for us to drive higher quality and efficiency in identifying personal data in large data sets.”

Nisrine Nehmé, EMEA Sales Leader at Relativity, said: “With the need for strong cybersecurity practices continuing to grow, it is important to enable our customers to extract sensitive data with ease and speed. KPMG’s new compatibility with RelativityOne showcases their commitment to delivering outstanding data protection solutions and we are excited to witness the heightened level of efficiency that RelativityOne will bring to their data extraction process.”

PII Extractor is now available in the Relativity App Hub2, which includes applications and integrations built by Relativity developer partners. The App Hub now has 124 apps available and allows clients to choose solutions that best suit their workflows across different stages of the e-discovery process, helping solve data challenges outside eDiscovery.

The lightweight JavaScript toolkit is intuitive and extracted content can be edited easily. It can load over 10,000 data subjects, categories and PII within seconds and includes dynamic filtering.

References Notes :

  1. RelativityOne
  2. Relativity App Hub

About KPMG

KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 20 offices across the UK with approximately 15,300 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a revenue of £2.43 billion in the year ended 30 September 2021.

KPMG is a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Legal, Tax and Advisory services. It operates in 145 countries and territories with more than 236,000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.

About Relativity  

Relativity makes software to help users organize data, discover the truth and act on it. Its SaaS product, RelativityOne, manages large volumes of data and quickly identifies key issues during litigation and internal investigations. The AI-powered communication surveillance product, Relativity Trace, proactively detects regulatory misconduct like insider trading, collusion and other non-compliant behavior. Relativity has more than 300,000 users in approximately 40 countries serving thousands of organizations globally primarily in legal, financial services and government sectors, including the U.S. Department of Justice and 198 of the Am Law 200. Relativity has been named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for 10 consecutive years. Please contact Relativity at or visit for more information.   

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