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eDiscovery Technology for Greater Government Transparency 

Yannick Duport | November 17, 2018

eDiscovery technologies are proving to be powerful tools for improving internal records management and retrieval processes that serve to increase transparency into U.S. state and federal government agencies. And without a doubt, they’ve arrived not a moment too late.  

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IMLA 2018 - For Most Local Governments Public Disclosures are Labor Intense and Manual

Brenda Dodd | October 23, 2018

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 83rd Annual International Municipal Lawyers Association Conference in Houston, Texas.  It was a great opportunity for me to step away from my everyday activities to learn from and network with some of the nation’s best local government attorneys.

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Responding to public records requests: assess your current effectiveness

Annelore van der Lint | July 17, 2018

Are you struggling to meet the ever-increasing demands of public records requests?  Not sure, where your agency stands when compared to “best in class” processes when it comes to public disclosures?  Answer these five questions and find out now!

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How public bodies in Ireland respond more effectively to the explosive growth of eDiscovery and public records requests

Annelore van der Lint | June 19, 2018

In March, The Irish Times reported that public bodies and government departments in Ireland show an “unacceptably high level of failure” to respond in time to the growing number of requests for information made since the Irish Freedom of Information Act was introduced in 2014.

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Bigger gets better: tech vastly improves how large cities respond to public records requests

Annelore van der Lint | May 28, 2018

Fully integrating eDiscovery technology into public records disclosure processes gives public officials the tools to cut disclosure response times up to one-third while vastly improving the ease and accuracy in finding responsive records.

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FOIA & Public disclosure: get it out and get it right with auto-classification and auto-redaction

Jay Schneider | May 24, 2018

When it comes to Public Records requests, what I hear most from FOIA and Public Disclosure Officers is how critical it is to "get it out" and "get it right." Our clients are under great pressure to respond to each request by the legal deadline ("Get it out!") while also ensuring that no sensitive…

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When it comes to a Public Records Request, technology is no longer optional

Annelore van der Lint | May 9, 2018

Responding to a disclosure request is time consuming and under the duress of trying to meet the strict deadlines, it opens the agency to mistakes and risks of accidental disclosure.  Most agencies receive thousands of requests each year.  A single disclosure can involve hundreds, if not thousands…

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Simplify the complex public records request review, and accelerate the disclosure process

Annelore van der Lint | February 28, 2018

As the number of FOIA and Public Records, requests increase exponentially, the cost for identification, collection, review, and disclosure of the requested information weighs heavy on the Legal and IT departments of these agencies. ZyLAB has enhanced its Gartner #1 rated eDiscovery solution to help…

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No silver bullet to cover all GDPR requirements... but there is a lot you CAN do

Annelore van der Lint | February 26, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that becomes effective end of May this year will have severe impact on how companies and government organizations have to operate when dealing with information from citizens and other subject in the European Union. We all know that non-compliance with…

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