E-discovery company Exterro adds Canadian cloud provider for governance, risk, and compliance data – Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Exterro CEO Bobby Balachandran said in a press release that expanding its public cloud provider locations to include the AWS datacentre is due to the increasing complexity of data privacy and security regulations worldwide and law firms’ growing preference to store their data within Canadian borders. 

Balachandran said that by hosting data locally via AWS, the company would handle client data strictly according to all security, compliance, and data privacy standards specific to Canada.

Exterro Chief Marketing Officer Bill Piwonka tells Canadian Lawyer the company has grown significantly in the discovery space and expanded into data privacy, digital forensics, and incident response through acquisitions.

Piwonka says increasing scrutiny on privacy, management of sensitive data, consistent threats to cybersecurity, and the constant introduction of new privacy laws and regulations broaden the role of the GRC.

He says law firms and law enforcement agencies now use Exterro GRC software for forensic investigations, management of electronic discovery processes, and compliance with government/industry regulations and company policies.