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At Hanzo, we embrace the idea that employees should bring their whole selves to work. As part of our culture, we’re encouraging Hanzonians to take the time to acknowledge and celebrate their ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. Given that Hispanics make up 18% of the population in the U.S., this month, we recognize Hispanic/Latinx communities and their cultures at work by celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month beginning on September 15.…
As we look back on the six-month grant funding Hanzo received from Innovate UK’s Sustainable Innovation Fund, we’re excited by the progress we’ve made and the new paths we have before us. If you missed my earlier posts, the fund was created to help companies recover from the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We applied for a grant to work on building artificial intelligence models that could detect misbehaviour in Slack and other collaboration apps. …
Since the legal profession put the “e” in “ediscovery,” we’ve had to grapple with new data types. First, there was email, along with documents, spreadsheets, and databases. We learned how to manage text messages, image and video files, and eventually data from collaboration applications like Slack. Now, there’s another frontier: ediscovery of data from productivity and project management tools like those made by Atlassian. …
Ediscovery is an unforgiving pursuit. Err on the side of collecting too little data, and you may find that you don’t have the helpful evidence you need (or that your opponent is rightfully demanding). On the other hand, if you err the other way by collecting too much data, you’ll soon realize that you’re paying to process and host volumes of unnecessary and unhelpful data.…
In the last few years, data privacy laws and regulations have been big news. Much of the coverage—including one of our recent blog posts—concerned website compliance. Companies scrambled to post notices and forms on their websites to satisfy the requirements of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). While the details vary somewhat, those notices and forms advised consumers that they had the right to make specific requests about their personal data. …
If you’re marketing any pharmaceutical or medical device, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has its eye on you. More accurately, the FDA has its eye on your website and social media, checking to see what you’re claiming about the efficacy of your product and evaluating whether your claims are backed up with adequate evidence. Should a regulatory agency challenge something currently on your website, it’s at least reasonably easy to prove or disprove that allegation. You can go to the live site, explain how it functions, and demonstrate where you have disclaimers and evidentiary support. But what if you’ve…
On this Juneteenth, we honor the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, knowing that it is now an official federal holiday. U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on the 17th of June. The holiday, celebrated on the 19th of June every year, commemorates the ending of slavery. It marks the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally learned they were free from bondage, around two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect. The communication was issued by U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger and goes as follows. Notice, the latter…
On this Juneteenth, we honor the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, knowing that it is now an official federal holiday. U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on the 17th of June. The holiday, celebrated on the 19th of June every year, commemorates the ending of slavery. It marks the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally learned they were free from bondage, around two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect. The communication was issued by U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger and goes as follows. Notice, the latter…
It’s been a little over a half of a century since The Stonewall Riots—a series of demonstrations by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began on June 28, 1969—at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The Stonewall Riots became a symbol of resistance to the social and political discrimination of the time and it inspired solidarity among homosexual groups. The following year, organizers seeking to build on the spirit of resistance held a march to Central Park with the theme of “Gay Pride.”  Since its beginning, Pride has expanded from that one political…
As the name suggests, Google Workspace is a workspace for productivity. It is a collaboration platform that unifies chat, email, voice and video calling, and content management, empowering teams to work from anywhere. During the global pandemic, applications that power remote work have certainly gained rapid traction, often without time to map out governance policies and ediscovery playbooks. Spending time developing information governance strategies and testing your ediscovery practices for newer data types can’t forever be kicked like a can down the road. Like Slack and other collaboration tools, the content within Google Workspace is relevant for ediscovery. Therefore, companies…