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Records and information management provider announces acquisition of information governance solutions

Access, a records and information management (RIM) services provider in the world, has acquired Irvine, Calif.-based Information Governance Solutions (IGS), the creator of Virgo. An information governance (IG) software solution, Virgo simplifies management and control of information retention and governance rules mandated by thousands of compliance and privacy regulations most companies must follow.

According to Access, the increase in new and frequently changing global, state, and local retention and privacy regulations makes the Virgo solution a foundational requirement for every information governance program.

"Today's rapidly expanding regulatory environment is increasingly complex and dynamic," said privacy and compliance expert, John Montaña, Vice President of Advisory Services for Access.  Data privacy laws such as GDPR and CCPA, and the regulatory enforcement schemes for them that are now emerging, create complex challenges for any organization, he noted. 

Virgo is a cloud-based software solution that provides continuously updated legal research on privacy and information governance requirements and enables quick and accurate creation of global retention policies and schedules.  Virgo simplifies the process clients use to retain their information for the time mandated by the laws and regulations they are subject to in the countries and jurisdictions in which they operate.  Updated and defensible polices keep clients audit-ready and better able to address privacy mandates, while at the same time enabling consistent policy control in systems for the destruction of information that could pose security and audit risks.

In addition, as enterprises move to the cloud, Virgo's built-in Microsoft Office 365 Connector simplifies how organizations are able to enforce compliance obligations across SharePoint, Teams, Exchange, and OneDrive for Business.

"The IGS acquisition, together with our prior acquisition of Montaña & Associates, brings world-class solutions and services to Access clients for electronic and physical information management and compliance," said Rob Alston, CEO of Access. "Information governance advisory services and software are crucial to data security and risk reduction in the entire information management lifecycle-from document management to secure record destruction."

To offer clients the most accurate legal and regulatory record-keeping software, Access will combine Montaña & Associates' LexiTrac capabilities, including its pioneering privacy advisor module, into IGS' Virgo platform for policy control of retention and privacy.

For more information, go to www.accesscorp.com.

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