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The landscape of corporate investigations has changed dramatically in the last year. New regulations, new market pressures, new data sources and more challenging working conditions have placed organizations under tremendous pressure. Almost overnight, with the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire investigations workflow had to shift to remote environments, with courts or regulators offering little pause for organizations to catch up to the changes. Now, with regulatory and investigations activity expected to pick up significantly in the coming year—more than two-thirds of corporations surveyed have significantly increased budget allocation for investigations work — it’s more important than ever to tighten up remote investigations methods to meet best practices.