ediscovery & Forensics

Clearwell Systems has prepared a list of the top five e-discovery landmines to avoid from an IT and storage perspective, meant to help IT personnel prepare for their emerging and vital role in bringing e-discovery in-house.

FTI Consulting has launched a new hosted or on-premise platform for dealing with ediscovery on Microsoft SharePoint data, FTI Harvester.Launched in the US and due to be available in Australia and New Zealand later this year, the software can be deployed behind the firewall with an on-site support team, or managed remotely working with local IT staff. FTI Harvester supports Microsoft SharePoint 2010 as well as earlier Microsoft SharePoint versions.

Guidance Software has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Tableau, LLC, a privately-held developer and manufacturer of computer forensic hardware for the law enforcement, legal and corporate communities, for $US12.3 million in cash

Tim LeeHealey is CEO of pioneering US forensic firm AccessData, which creates solutions that address criminal and internal investigations, ediscovery and information assurance. On a visit to Sydney to attend a seminar for forensic investigators, LeeHealy took some time out to discuss the status of digital investigation and ediscovery with IDM.

Australian forensic search specialist Nuix is teaming up with US company MicroForensics to develop an integrated ediscovery platform.

Micro Systemation has added new tools to recover data from the new breed of smart mobile devices such as iPhones and TomTom GPS units with the release of XRY version 5.0

kCura has announced Relativity Six, the newest version of its e-discovery software, offering changes to the platform core that enhance speed and scalability as well as providing greater insight into case data.

David McGrath goes behind the complex ediscovery issues raised in a recent federal court judgement, which centred on the contents of a laptop computer hard drive held in the Sydney office safe of solicitor Fiona Shand.

Allison Stanfield examines the consequences of the judgement in Porter v Australian Prudential Regulation Authority [2010], where the Federal Court of Australia gave the green light for a regulatory body to get access to files on a forensic image of a computer hard drive that was kept on the premises of an applicant’s solicitor.

Microsoft has flagged archiving and discovery enhancements to Exchange Server 2010 with a preview of Service pack 1 (SP1) due out later in 2010.