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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…
When I applied to work for Hanzo nearly five years ago, I had to decide what to put on my resume. It was already a very busy document, and not everything could be included. When I applied, I had been involved with LGBTQ activism on and off for 15 years. The most far-reaching step I took was to found the LGBT group at the international physics laboratory, CERN. It was not an easy task, and it changed the culture at CERN in a positive way, not just for LGBTQ+ people, but for everyone. Creating that group is a great source…
Which comes first: the chicken or the egg? Oh, sorry, wrong question. Which comes first: the business communication platform or the ability to preserve, collect, and produce communications from that platform during ediscovery? Okay, it’s a bit clunky as questions go, but businesses that use evolving technologies to keep their teams connected need to figure out an answer to it. …
  Postmates—a rapidly growing delivery service—considers the collaboration platform Slack to be a critical component of its business communications. As the importance of Slack has grown, the IT team was concerned by how long it took to search for and export data for internal investigations and ediscovery matters. Rather than having his engineers as a persistent bottleneck, the head of IT at Postmates was determined to find a solution that would allow HR professionals and lawyers to quickly search for, preserve, and collect Slack data themselves in its native format with all of the context available.…
Data Collection – the first step in an eDiscovery project is usually underrated by the end-to-end managing team. The reason for this is because the data collection piece is often considered to be an “IT team only” task. However, we believe the time has now come for the core discovery people and lawyers to look into the collection process more keenly, because… a stitch in time, saves nine. The same proverb applies to Disclosure. Data Collection is the first step towards eDiscovery and if you apply the wrong strategy (i.e. collect everything) then you might end up with needlessly massive…
It’s not even a decade or half, but just 15 months back, the Californian Government enforced a data protection regulation named CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act). With a pleasant surprise (might be a dismal surprise for organizations!), another Act was announced recently named CPRA (California Privacy Rights Act). Data Privacy Peers see the new regulation as an extension to CCPA, or you can say it CCPA 2.0. CPRA will come into the force from 1st January 2023, so businesses have enough time (almost two years) to fine-tune their processes and people. This time Privacy-Pro Californian citizens voted in the
Meet Justin Kreamer, Hanzo’s senior enterprise executive. Justin brings his friendly spirit of team collaboration and his thirst for knowledge, to work every day. He is always learning and sharpening the proverbial saw so that he can bring a breadth of experience consulting with companies on complex dynamic data challenges impacting their ediscovery and compliance responsibilities.…