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Posted on: July 28, 2017

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Far East Review: Experts Weigh In on China & Japan's Growing eDiscovery Markets

This article was originally published on Legaltech News.

eDiscovery use in China and Japan is growing exponentially, spurred by the demand from data privacy regulations and investigations, and the use of tools like predictive coding.

Both the world's biggest economies after the United States, China and Japan have not traditionally been big players in the e-discovery market. But with an increasingly global economy, the advent of national cybersecurity and data localization laws, and growing international M&A activity, these two economic titans are steadily growing their e-discovery operations and expertise.

To understand what is driving this trend and how e-discovery is unique to each country, ALM spoke with legal professionals with e-discovery experience in the Far East. Here are highlights from the interview:

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ALM: What is driving the e-discovery markets in China and Japan?

Tom Groom, vice president and managing director of D4 China: Currently for our clients, M&A- and IP-related matters are not the driving force, but for China specifically with the growing concerns of non-domestic companies as it relates to IP enforcement, it inevitably will play an increasing role.

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