SOURCE: AccessData Group

AccessData Group

September 14, 2015 03:05 ET

AccessData Joins Forces With reThinkLegal to Offer Focused Review Services for Cost-Efficient Compliance Review

AccessData Summation to Serve as Exclusive Legal Review Software That Powers New Services for E-Discovery and Forensics Analysis

FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Sep 14, 2015) - AccessData Group, a provider of integrated digital forensics and e-Discovery software tools and services, today announced that it will serve as the exclusive provider of legal review software for the new Focused Review offering introduced by Germany-based reThinkLegal.

"This new service is a cost-efficient option for corporations that want to take a 'sneak peek' into their data related to a specific business compliance matter," said Abdeslam Afras, vice president of international markets for AccessData, based in the company's Frankfurt, Germany office. "We're delighted that reThinkLegal has selected AccessData Summation as their preferred legal review platform for this important offering."

Afras said the service is available now to companies based in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, but can also be used by companies located in the rest of the EU. reThinkLegal has established data hosting environments in every country in which the services are available so that local government rules on data privacy and protection are respected.

With Focused Review, reThinkLegal provides a highly skilled project team to review collected data from a company's internal information system. Starting with the data collection, processing and creation of a customized search terms list, the team works closely with the corporate legal department to detect a potential corporate compliance issue. To review the documents most efficiently, reThinkLegal uses Summation -- AccessData's legal review software platform with industry-leading technologies such as advanced analytics, predictive coding and built-in fact and transcript management -- to conduct a reliable analysis of the data and create a confidential report for management review.

"In 2013, we established LegalReviewlution Antitrust, a comprehensive legal review service to assess potential antitrust exposure," said Stefan Bessling, managing partner at reThinkLegal. "Over the past couple of years, we also have heard from prospective customers seeking to detect other compliance risks -- such as fraud and corruption -- but who were hesitant to spend significant money on a comprehensive data review when a more specialized review is required. By leveraging AccessData Summation, we believe our new Focused Review service is an attractive solution for these companies to gain profound insight into their data without incurring a substantial expense."

The costs for the Focused Review service are determined in advance and capped so there are no invoice surprises to customers. This is achieved by using a defined scope of work that focuses the data analysis on essential compliance issues.

For more information about Focused Review, please go to www.focused-review.com. For more information about AccessData Summation, please go to http://accessdata.com/solutions/e-discovery/summation.

About AccessData
AccessData Group has pioneered digital forensics and e-discovery software development for more than 25 years. Over that time, the company has grown to provide both stand-alone and enterprise-class solutions that can synergistically work together to enable both criminal and civil e-discovery of any kind, including digital investigations, computer forensics, legal review, compliance, auditing and information assurance. More than 130,000 customers in law enforcement, government agencies, corporations and law firms around the world rely on AccessData software solutions, and its premier digital investigations products and services. AccessData Group is also a leading provider of digital forensics training and certification, with its AccessData Certified Examiner® (ACE®) and Mobile Phone Examiner Certification AME programs. For more information, please go to www.accessdata.com.

About reThinkLegal
The team behind reThinkLegal has been working together since 2005. Their mission is the optimization of legal working processes. With the newest IT applications, legal expertise and professional project management, reThinkLegal is a full service provider to legal and compliance departments, law firms and agencies. Their way of operating is not only characterized by the team's legal background, but also by their economic understanding. For more information, please go to www.rethinklegal.de.

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