ediscovery & Forensics

Guidance Software has announced EnCase Forensic version 7.03, the latest version of its computer investigation software, that now includes a stand-alone evidence processor that increases forensic processing capacity because it doesn’t tie up an EnCase Forensic license.

Nuix has extended its relationship with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in a three-year multi-million-dollar agreement to supply ediscovery and electronic investigation software. This contract will expand the Australian corporate regulator’s ability to investigate the largest and most complex data sets.

An ediscovery application has been launched for Google Apps known as Vault aimed at reducing the costs of litigation, regulatory investigation and compliance actions.

An enterprise document scanning solution for the legal industry has been launched by US firm DocSolid, called KwikTag Legal, including features such as PDF/A conversion, colour document input, and advanced scalability.

KwikTag integrates with with Autonomy iManage, Open Text eDocs, Worldox, Aderant, Elite and other document management systems.

Litigation support staff and eDiscovery professionals now can unlock hidden content quickly and cost-effectively with Version 12 of the Quick View Plus file-viewing software. Avantstar, a provider of desktop-file-viewing, content conversion and Web content management software, introduced the latest version at LegalTech New York 2012.

A  multi-million dollar dollar class action lawsuit over the 2009 Victorian “Black Saturday” bushfire has thrown up some major ediscovery challenges

Symantec has announced plans to introduce Transparent Predictive Coding to its Clearwell eDiscovery Platform in order to help organisations defensibly reduce the time and cost of document review.

Irish startup firm Cernam is launching a new tool this month for gathering legally admissible digital evidence from online sources such as Facebook, blogs and message boards.

Australian ediscovery software provider Nuix has has announced wins with the Criminal Investigations division of the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as well as divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

A new “intelligent” information governance solution has been announced by Symantec, combining its Clearwell ediscovery purchase with Enterprise Vault. Meanwhile the company also announced the $US115 million acquisition of  LiveOffice, a privately-held cloud-based archiving service as well as plans for increased integration between its leading storage and eDiscovery offerings.