Canadian Lawyer: Beyond eDiscovery Sees 35% Increase in Business Since Last Year, as Remote Work Fuels Data Growth

Extract from Canadian Lawyer’s article “Beyond eDiscovery Sees 35% Increase in Business Since Last Year, as Remote Work Fuels Data Growth”

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed the landscape in which we work, and technology is advancing more rapidly than ever before, so many organizations are scrambling to handle the volume of data being generated.

Beyond eDiscovery has seen a 35 per cent increase in business since last year, indicating a growing need for discovery in organizations.

“The fact that we’re using so much more technology because of remote work means there is so much more data to analyze,” says Kelly Friedman, senior counsel and national leader of Beyond eDiscovery at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Another factor contributing to the increased need for eDiscovery may be data transformation, which occurs when data scientists collect data and put it into a format that can be viewed and analyzed along with other documents, and thus used more effectively.

The market for eDiscovery has changed tremendously during the pandemic, as document review and forensic data collection are now being conducted remotely – and that is unlikely to change, according to Friedman.

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