ediscovery & Forensics

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.

Siemens in Australia and New Zealand has acquired Eden Technology a company that delivers software for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Asset Management (AM) and ediscovery and evidence management.

ZyLAB claims its integration of text analytics into its eDiscovery & Production System will help make Early Case Assessments (ECA) more efficient and less costly.

AccessData has announced the release of Forensic Toolkit (FTK) 3.1, which now provides Optical Character Recognition (OCR) out of the box.

Nearly 63 percent of corporate legal, compliance and IT professionals surveyed at LegalTech New York 2010 claim that inadequate technology and resources are the biggest barriers to managing electronically stored information (ESI).

ZyLAB, a provider of e-discovery and information management offerings, has launched new e-mail archiving and retrieval offering to enable organisations to integrate directly from Lotus Notes and Novell Groupwise.

Could you be hoodwinked by a fake email? We may comfort ourselves that we would be better than Malcolm Turnbull at spotting a bogus message, but David McGrath warns of the perils that await the unwary.


David McGrath follows the trail of a single email which is at the heart of a two year court battle between electronic trading giant Optiver and Aussie rising star Tibra.

Each year the legal industry hot foots it to Legal Tech New York (LTNY), a three day event in February that brings together some of of the world's leading experts on ediscovery, compliance and information management. Michelle Mahoney, the Melbourne-based Director Applied Legal Technology for Mallesons Stephen Jaques, reports back from LTNY 2010.