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Deep State? Thirteen Research Reports on the State of eDiscovery Business in 2020

As part of its coverage of the business of eDiscovery, ComplexDiscovery regularly reports on key business spheres of interest including business confidence, pricing, predictive coding technologies, market size, and investment activities. Provided for your reference are selected report descriptions and links to core reports published during the last year by ComplexDiscovery relating to key eDiscovery business spheres of interest.

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X-Road® In Alignment with Digital Public Goods Standard

X-Road® implements a set of standard features to support and facilitate data exchange and ensures confidentiality, integrity, and interoperability between data exchange parties. Recently the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) highlighted the alignment of X-Road with the Digital Public Goods Standard, a set of specifications and guidelines designed to maximize consensus about whether something conforms to the definition of digital public goods laid out by the UN Secretary General.

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A New Era in eDiscovery? Framing Market Growth Through the Lens of Six Eras

There are many excellent resources for considering chronological and historiographical approaches to framing the eDiscovery market. This updated approach to framing eDiscovery market growth has been developed around six eras of eDiscovery and is only one of many ways to reflect on market growth over time. It is highlighted to serve as a potential starting point and a stimulus point for thoughtful research, descriptions, and discussions around this established segment of the legal technology market.

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Epiq Acquires Hyperion Global Partners

According to Ziad Mantoura, SVP and General Manager for Epiq’s legal transformation services business, “The recent pace of legal industry change has acutely accelerated the need for law departments and firms to be run like a business, including the need to embrace digital transformation. Hyperion has a team of expert consultants and a heritage of guiding clients to make intelligent, fact-based decisions to transform their businesses. Joining forces with this team and its impressive market intelligence capabilities adds considerable depth to the solutions we offer our clients as we help guide their digital transformation.”

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Smarsh Acquires Digital Reasoning

According to the media release, Tim Estes, Founder and CEO of Digital Reasoning, said, “In this new world of remote work, a company’s digital communications infrastructure is now the most essential one for it to function and thrive. Smarsh and Digital Reasoning provide the only validated and complete solution for companies to understand what is being said in any digital channel and in any language. This enables them to quickly identify things like fraud, racism, discrimination, sexual harassment, and other misconduct that can create substantial compliance risk.”

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A Fast Start in Fiscal Year 2021? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Filing Update

Given the chilling effect of COVID on the business of eDiscovery, many individuals and organizations are interested in the impact of current pandemeconomic conditions on essential audit, investigation, and litigation drivers for legal discovery. One of those drivers is the need for eDiscovery support in FTC and DOJ Second Request investigations. As Second Requests are driven from HSR Act mandated merger transaction reviews, the following HSR Act filing information and comparisons may be helpful for understanding current trends and potential trajectories driving the need for Second Requests.

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Reynen Court Secures Additional Funding

According to the media release, Reynen Court has secured $4.5 million of further funding to accelerate growth. Founded in 2018 with wide support from a consortium of nineteen leading global law firms, Reynen Court now has nearly two hundred third-party application vendors are actively engaged, with more than a hundred already under contract and currently present or working towards participation in the Reynen Court solution store.

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A Cloudy Alliance? A Next-Generation Cloud for Europe

According to Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market, “Europe needs to join forces to lead on the current and upcoming wave of industrial and public data. This declaration is promising and shows the depth of the change that we witness. There is a common understanding that it is vital that any data can be stored and processed in Europe, according to European rules and standards. That will be a key pillar of our digital sovereignty for this Digital Decade and will propel Europe’s recovery, ensure long-term competitiveness and help us reach climate sustainability.”

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A Season of Change? Eighteen Observations on eDiscovery Business Confidence in the Fall of 2020

In the fall of 2020, 77.2% of eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey respondents felt the current business conditions are good or normal. This combined confidence level represents a 1.1% increase in these same feelings when compared to the summer of 2020 where 76.0% felt the conditions were good or normal. Additionally, exactly 38.6% of survey respondents characterized the current business climate as good. This represents a decrease from 40.0% of respondents who viewed the business climate as good in the summer of 2020. This decrease from the summer of 2020 may represent a cautious concern in the current general business climate for eDiscovery.

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Time for More Digital Republics? Considering Estonia

Since 2005, Estonians have been able to vote online, from anywhere in the world. Estonians log on with their digital ID card and vote as many times as they want during the pre-voting period, with each vote canceling the last. This unique technological solution has safeguarded Estonian voters against fraud, use of force, and other manipulations of remote voting that many American voters are apprehensive about in the 2020 US election.

The Price of Success? The eDiscovery Pricing Survey (Winter 2021)

Based on the complexity of data and legal discovery, it is...

Deep State? Thirteen Research Reports on the State of eDiscovery Business in 2020

As part of its coverage of the business of eDiscovery, ComplexDiscovery...

X-Road® In Alignment with Digital Public Goods Standard

X-Road® implements a set of standard features to support and facilitate...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for November 2020

From market sizing and cyber law to industry investments and customer...

A Running List: Top 100+ eDiscovery Providers

Based on a compilation of research from analyst firms and industry...

The eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide – 2020 Edition (Andrew Haslam)

Authored by industry expert Andrew Haslam, the eDisclosure Buyers Guide continues...

The Race to the Starting Line? Recent Secure Remote Review Announcements

Not all secure remote review offerings are equal as the apparent...

Enabling Remote eDiscovery? A Snapshot of DaaS

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) providers are becoming important contributors to...

A New Era in eDiscovery? Framing Market Growth Through the Lens of Six Eras

There are many excellent resources for considering chronological and historiographical approaches...

An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2020-2025 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

While the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for worldwide eDiscovery software...

Resetting the Baseline? eDiscovery Market Size Adjustments for 2020

An unanticipated pandemeconomic-driven retraction in eDiscovery spending during 2020 has resulted...

Home or Away? New eDiscovery Collection Market Sizing and Pricing Considerations

One of the key home (onsite) or away (remote) decisions that...

The Price of Success? The eDiscovery Pricing Survey (Winter 2021)

Based on the complexity of data and legal discovery, it is...

Deep State? Thirteen Research Reports on the State of eDiscovery Business in 2020

As part of its coverage of the business of eDiscovery, ComplexDiscovery...

A Season of Change? Eighteen Observations on eDiscovery Business Confidence in the Fall of 2020

In the fall of 2020, 77.2% of eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey...

The Continuing Case of Budgetary Constraints in the Business of eDiscovery

In the fall of 2020, 49.4% of respondents viewed budgetary constraints...

Epiq Acquires Hyperion Global Partners

According to Ziad Mantoura, SVP and General Manager for Epiq's legal...

Smarsh Acquires Digital Reasoning

According to the media release, Tim Estes, Founder and CEO of...

Reynen Court Secures Additional Funding

According to the media release, Reynen Court has secured $4.5 million...

DISCO Raises $60 Million

According to the media release, DISCO will use this investment to...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for November 2020

From market sizing and cyber law to industry investments and customer...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for October 2020

From business confidence and captive ALSPs to digital republics and mass...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for September 2020

From cloud forensics and cyber defense to social media and surveys,...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for August 2020

From predictive coding and artificial intelligence to antitrust investigations and malware,...