APAC one of the ‘fastest-growing regions for e-discovery and compliance’

By Jerome Doraisamy|04 May 2021
Georgia Foster

Global legal and compliance technology company Relativity is continuing to expand its cloud capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region, noting the diversity of opportunity on Australia’s doorstep.

Speaking ahead of its second annual virtual Spotlight conference, Relativity APAC managing director Georgia Foster said that the provider is continuing its expansion of cloud-based tech in Asia Pacific, with its RelativityOne platform now being hosted in Singapore and South Korea.

“Asia Pacific is one of the fastest-growing and most diverse regions for e-discovery and compliance, and we are investing across the business to ensure we not only meet but exceed the unique needs of our customers in the region,” said Ms Foster.

Such digital transformation in APAC is critical, Relativity noted, given the volume of professionals who will be working permanently from home moving forward.

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“The shift to a more remote workforce and increase in collaborative work platforms comes on the heels of Southeast Asia’s rapid pace of digital transformation,” it wrote.

“The changing security threat landscape for APAC, risk mitigation strategies and amplified need for data security has never been more crucial with more than 80 per cent of APAC organisations suffering a cyber attack in 2020.”

Moreover, the provider argued that the APAC region is uniquely placed to be “the new hot target” for cyber crime.

Law firms specifically “tend to be a common mark for bad actors”, it continued, as a result of their collection of high-profile and confidential information.

The comments follow Relativity’s launching of its Justice for Change program in Australia, which intends “to create a world where social justice and racial equity are strengthened by one’s ability to access the resources necessary to discover the truth”.

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“We felt the impact of Black Lives Matter in Australia, having our own Indigenous communities here. It was important timing for us to bring this program to Australia. There are a number of our customers who are working on racial injustice programs. And just for your clarity, the program is pledging 100 terabytes of RelativityOne to those fighting for racial justice initiatives,” Ms Foster said at the time.

She added that Relativity is in the process of onboarding partners of the Justice for Change program now.

“Organisations being able to leverage our product and not be charged for it in order to perform their pro bono duties is just really special,” she said.

APAC one of the ‘fastest-growing regions for e-discovery and compliance’
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