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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.…
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.…
Coming April 13th, don’t miss Legalweek(year)’s Keynote, Peter A. Winn, Acting Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer (CPCLO) of the United States Department of Justice, who’ll be sharing his insights on privacy in his keynote session titled, “The Next Paradigm: Privacy Governance in the New Era.” You’ll also want to check out the discussions around legal technology trends and challenges facing corporate legal teams. …
At Hanzo, we’ve focused on collaboration tools for the last few years—and, as it turns out, we weren’t a moment too soon. The upsurge in remote work due to the coronavirus pandemic means that more workers than ever are working from home. Online collaboration tools have taken the place of meeting rooms, offices, and water coolers. When it comes to collaborating on documents and spreadsheets, many teams are using Google Workspace (formerly G Suite). But even with Google Vault, it’s surprisingly challenging to collect just the data you need from Google Workspace when you’re managing ediscovery for a litigation matter.…