The Essential Role of Technology for Law Enforcement and Internal Investigations

December 16, 2013

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Almost every crime leaves a proverbial “paper trail”, but when the probative information spans a vast volume of confiscated documents, electronic records, e-mail, wiretap transcripts, observation reports, cold cases, intelligence, information from telecom and internet providers, handwritten notes, audio files, pictures, video’s and social network posts, it is hard to link and combine all these […]

Protecting privacy essential to protect your organization!

December 10, 2013

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The Enron Data Set is an industry-standard collection of email data that was previously hosted by EDRM and in 2012 became an Amazon Web Services Public Data Set. The Enron Data Set has served for many years as an industry-standard collection of email data for electronic discovery training and is a valuable public resource for […]

30 years ZyLAB!

September 2, 2013

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Today, we celebrate our corporate 30th anniversary, another milestone in the rich history of our company. Incorporated on September 2nd, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois to develop the first full-text search program for the PC-platform: ZyINDEX. In those days, ZyINDEX was a very popular software program among (corporate) lawyers, law enforcement, and government agencies, still the […]

The Impact of Incorrect Training Sets and Rolling Collections on Technology-Assisted Review (TAR) and Defensible Disposition

July 16, 2013

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Last week, I participated in the DESI Workshop held as part of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Law on June 14 in Rome, Italy. At the conference we submitted recent Technology Assisted Review (TAR) findings described in the paper “The Impact of Incorrect Training Sets and Rolling Collections on Technology-Assisted Review, which was […]

Principles of Creating a Top-Down Filing plan

July 2, 2013

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Records management and archiving practices have now acquired a new level of visibility and importance within both public and private sectors, and, as a result, most organizations are acknowledging the relevance of comprehensive, high-quality records management solutions. The expectations for a conceptual framework of records management, however, now involve more than just the traditional perception […]

Big Data Risk Management

June 25, 2013

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Big Data is the New, New Thing (Lewis, 1999)! In Moneyball (Lewis, 2004), Michael Lewis described how Big Data analytics can be used to create an optimal baseball team with limited resources. The futuristic The Singularity is Near (2005) from Ray Kurzweil argues how Moore’s Law will eventually lead to computers so powerful, that man […]

Legacy Information Clean-up and Defensible Disposition: What to do if you do not have a filing plan?

June 18, 2013

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There is more than one reason to create a filing plan for your organization. Every business or program must address well-defined objectives which will add value, either directly to the bottom line or toward the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. Records management programs must manage organizational information so that it is timely, accurate, […]