Interview: Antonia Karlan of Control Risks on the benefits of using RelativityOne

At Relativity Fest, I interviewed Antonia Karlan, Head of Project Management at Control Risks. I asked her why Control Risks had committed to RelativityOne.

The aim of Control Risks, Antonia Karlan said, was to provide the best solutions for its end clients. RelativityOne allowed Control Risks to integrate its own complex workflows with Relativity’s analytical tools.

This added substantial value, she said, across the multiple jurisdictions in which Control Risks works with its clients, and especially for Hong Kong and AsiaPac. Matters there are of increasing complexity, and Control Risks needed a scalable, secure solution.

Control Risks was known for working on investigations long before electronic discovery was invented. It has a diverse range of business lines and the culture is to encourage its experts to reach across borders and across specialist fields and to work together. This applies as much to work like mergers as it does to eDiscovery.

Control Risks has added its own elements to Relativity. Its development focus is on increasing efficiency in the review of data collected across disparate sources, including mobile sources.

Investigations do not follow the simple pattern of the past, Antonia Karlan said, not least because of the immense variety of data sources on top of complexity of geographies, privacy, and local data governance practices.

Antonia Karlan gave as an example a task which had involved identifying personal data in relation to a merger, something which is going to become increasingly important as the California Consumer Privacy Act builds on and extends the complexities of the GDPR. The tool which Control Risks developed for its clients minimises manual review and makes use of Relativity’s functions, providing a flexible tool which the clients can use across every transaction.


About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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