For a jurisdiction with little to no discovery process, the EU and its stringent privacy requirements may have already emerged as the next frontier for e-discovery providers looking to expand their business outside of the United States. However, the region’s relative inexperience with e-discovery could still emerge as a hindrance for vendors eyeing an EU-based expansion.

Still, where the customers go, e-discovery providers are generally happy to follow. Casepoint, for example, announced Tuesday that it would be making its e-discovery platform available for use in the EU, a move that co-founder and COO Vipul Rajpara attributed to the needs of existing clients who are already doing business inside of EU borders.