ediscovery & Forensics

Ediscovery vendor Epiq Systems has found that while more than three-quarters of the corporations it surveyed feel confident in their ability to locate key data in the face of litigation or investigation, only around half of these continually monitor and update their data map, suggesting such confidence may be misplaced.

Nuix has extended its eDiscovery product range to include Nuix Web Review & Analytics. This new web application allows corporate IT and legal teams and litigation service providers to conduct fast, collaborative eDiscovery review and quickly establish the key facts and merits of any case.

The global eDiscovery Market was worth USD 3.6 billion in 2010 and is expected to reach USD 9.9 billion in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 15.4% from 2010 to 2017, according to analyst firm Transparency Market Research. 

Nuix has launched an ediscovery tool that allows multiple reviewers, investigators, lawyers, subject matter experts and external parties to gain secure and compartmentalised access to data via a web browser.

Version 3 of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) diagram, has been released by the EDRM standards organisation for the e-discovery market. Originally published in 2006, the framework is a popular tool used by legal professionals and others involved in e-discovery to help clarify processes and expectations among project stakeholders. 

Nuix has announced version 5.2 of the Nuix Engine and its core eDiscovery and Investigator products. This release includes smarter eDiscovery production and quality control workflows, deeper forensic analysis, support for more file formats and automated text summarisation. It also incorporates technology advances that pave the way for solutions in areas such as cybersecurity and privacy.

The standard police practice of using a line-up to help identify a criminal could become a thing of the past, if a new voice biometrics solution designed for use in forensic and criminal investigations from Nuance Communications takes off. The new tool, Nuance Forensics, employs patented voice biometrics technology to assist in confirming or denying the identity of individuals based on audio files that are used during investigations. 

Nuix has adapted its ediscovery Engine for popular cloud computing infrastructures such as Office 365 and other hosted platforms.

US company Hot Neuron claims the newly-released version 4.0 of its Clustify software offers the first technology-assisted review tool to offer realtime predictive coding.

RSD, a provider of information governance solutions for the enterprise, has announced a partnership with Exterro's workflow-driven e-discovery software  to provide enhanced capabilities for identifying, governing and preserving electronically stored information (ESI) dispersed across today’s demanding IT infrastructure.