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Musings from LegalTech 2019: Day 1

Jeffrey Wolff | January 30, 2019

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The crowd was truly energized as LegalTech's exhibit floor opened yesterday after a powerful keynote interview with AG Loretta Lynch (2015-2017) and AG Alberto Gonzales (2005-2007). Traffic on the show floor was non-stop as attendees from law firms and corporations shopped to see what was new in…

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A guide to all things ZyLAB during LegalTech 2019 is our event page.

Dennis van der Veeke | January 29, 2019

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Legal Tech 2019 event page The booth #321 is ready!! Smart conferencing If you're on LegalTech on the prowl for new and wonderful solutions for your eDiscovery challenges, then our very own Brenda Dodd, Jeffrey Wolff, Jay Schneider, Scott Hunter, Jan Willem and Nils Nugteren are on the scene to…

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January 28: Celebrate Data Privacy Day!

Jan Scholtes | January 28, 2019

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 Today is Data Privacy Day, also known in Europe as the Data Protection Day. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. It is currently observed in the United States, Canada, India and 47 European countries.

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FOIA: a digital age challenge for an industrial age process

Brenda Dodd | January 25, 2019

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Numerous oversight agencies and authorities have released directives and reports recommending that government agencies adopt modern technologies to meet today’s FOIA challenges. However, many federal agencies remain burdened with antiquated or inadequate technology tools, and they continue to…

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Automation is just one way to accelerate responses to Public Records Requests

Yannick Duport | January 3, 2019

The Information Governance Initiative points out that “There is a deep connection between improving electronic recordkeeping practices throughout government and improving public access to government records through the mechanism of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).” 

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eDiscovery technology ends the FOIA bottleneck

Yannick Duport | December 27, 2018

Every year, the number of Freedom of Information Act requests to U.S. federal government agencies increases. State, county, and city governments are also inundated with requests for information about their activities that the public has a right to know. Meanwhile, certain information must be…

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Public Records Requests: time to reflect on the process 

Yannick Duport | December 21, 2018

The Constitutional pledge that the United States of America be governed “for the people, by the people” is honoured every time a federal or state agency satisfies a Public Records Request (RPP). As is inevitable, the magisterial simplicity of the Constitution is complex to work out in practice, and…

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Why now is the time to take control of eDiscovery technology

Yannick Duport | December 18, 2018

One way of cutting our eDiscovery bills would be to write fewer emails, videoconference less, ditch Facebook and generally go on a strict data diet – but we all know that won’t happen. In fact, the opposite will happen: we shall have more data, more data formats ­and more data formats that are…

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5 Keys areas FOIA personnel must address when vetting new technology

Yannick Duport | December 17, 2018

The 2012 Managing Government Records Directive (M-12-18) instructs federal agencies to establish and maintain appropriate recordkeeping and records management practices while transitioning completely to electronic systems capable of meeting 21st-century demands. 

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