Companies must address the challenges of storing and organizing vast and exponentially increasing quantities of data so they can quickly be responsive to a litigation, investigation or regulatory eDiscovery requests. Complying with regulatory and legal requirements along the entire eDiscovery lifecycle is absolutely critical.
In early December, we released Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery, which integrates Equivio machine learning, predictive coding and text analytics capabilities to reduce the costs and challenges that come along with sorting through large quantities of data for eDiscovery purposes. These new capabilities further strengthen the rich set of eDiscovery in-place retention, preservation and search capabilities already present in Office 365—helping our customers quickly identify relevant data while decreasing cost and risk.
Today, we are happy to announce the ability for customers to export eDiscovery data from their Office 365 tenant to third-party review applications. This new capability is in addition to the existing export capabilities already present in Office 365, which allow you to download the data directly to your local computer. The new export capability enables secure eDiscovery data export from Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery to a secure Azure Blob storage controlled either by the organization or by the third-party review application.
We are initially working with four review application partners to build integrated solutions that take advantage of the new export capability in Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery.
The current partners include:
To learn more about integration with Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery, interested partners can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Rachi Messing, senior program manager for the Office 365 team