Xerox Legal Services, the legal and compliance solutions division of Xerox Corp., has opened a data centre in Hong Kong to provide secure and compliant data discovery and transaction support in the Asia-Pacific region.
The new initiative is driven by the needs of clients, partly for litigation, but also because they face increased anti-corruption and anti-bribery scrutiny; closer regulation of Asian financial services is also a factor.
All these transactions face the difficulties of dealing with data protection and privacy restraints when, as is usually the case, the data is required outside its home jurisdiction, and particularly if it is going to the US. In China particularly, but increasingly elsewhere as well, data must be processed in-country, and often without leaving the client’s premises. Even where it is not intended to export the data, it is increasingly important to keep data in such a way that access is limited to relevant users.
Where relevant, Xerox deploys its “backpack” eDiscovery technology and services which allows data to be collected, processed and reviewed on-site before the final approved subset is produced or moved to the cloud for hosted review.
To support its new data centre, Xerox is providing local support and services from people who understand the nuances of the region. Xerox has, for example, recruited Dmitri Hubbard who has many years’ experience in the region.