ediscovery & Forensics

​With the size – and complexity – of large commercial disputes rapidly increasing, using technology to assist in their case management is becoming more and more important.​ In this article, we take a look at some recent case law developments – both in Australia and internationally – that offer some insight into how the Courts view TAR and may use Special Referees to assist with its implementation in the case management of large disputes.

US firm LDiscovery, a provider of eDiscovery, data recovery and information governance solutions, has closed the acquisition of Kroll Ontrack, LLC. Serving 12,000 clients worldwide.

Australian technology company Nuix has released version 7.2 of its patented processing engine, adding streamlined optical character recognition, more granular document imaging control, powerful time and location analytics, and direct access to more cloud and mobile data sources.

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ADF Solutions, a provider of digital forensic and media exploitation tools, has released Triage-G2, which employs a simple two-step process to rapidly scan, extract, and analyse critical intelligence from computers and digital devices.

It’s been an exciting start to November and it seems that technology assisted review (TAR) has finally reached the tipping point here in my backyard. Following some recent changes to our federal procedure rules, we saw what I believe to be the first document order in Australia to explicitly specify TAR.

A recent report by the United Kingdom’s police oversight body, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), highlights a key issue that law enforcement agencies across the globe are facing: there is an overwhelming amount of digital evidence piling up. 

ADF Solutions has released Triage-Investigator, the latest evolution of its digital forensic triage tool designed for field deployment. Triage-Investigator has a proven track record of providing investigators with easy, quick access to court-defendable evidence to process criminal cases. 

Heureka Software, a US developer that specialises in unstructured data collection, has successfully raised $US1.1 million in seed funding and expects to raise that figure to $US1.8 million in angel funding by year's end.

AccessData Group has announced the simultaneous releases of AD eDiscovery 6.1 and FTK 6.1, as well as AD Lab 6.1, the company's solution for large agencies with extensive, data-intensive caseloads. These releases feature enhanced data collection, improved automation and a 68 percent average increase in indexing speed.