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With 2020 firmly in our rearview mirror, we’re cranking up preparation for the annual legal technology fest known as Legalweek. This year, of course is virtual, but rest assured we’re every bit as enthusiastic and prepared to share valuable educational and product information to equip corporate legal professionals for the year ahead. …
Meet Dave Ruel, Hanzo’s senior product manager.  He brings a unique mix of fun, a thirst for a good challenge, and intellect to every meeting. Hanging with Dave, you get the sense that you’re in the presence of a person who knows his stuff. Good thing, though, since he’s responsible for developing solutions to simplify making sense out of collaboration data for discovery. He’s also an excellent listener and keeps his ears open to the most significant challenges corporate legal teams face.   What problems are you currently solving? How does it benefit the customer? Dave: My first assignment has…
Hanzo recently announced that we’ve been awarded a grant from Innovate UK’s Sustainable Innovation Fund to expand the reach of Hanzo Hold, our purpose-built solution for preserving and collecting Slack content.  Innovate UK is providing over £130 million in funding across more than 1,100 projects to help businesses across the UK rebuild in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.…
This fall, the team at Hanzo and the Association of E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) conducted a benchmark survey to learn how organizations were addressing what we broadly refer to as “collaboration data”—chat-based discussions and associated shared documents from platforms like Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Chat, and more. We collected responses from a cross-section of different sizes and types of organizations, about half of which manage 10 or more ediscovery matters per month. Of the respondents, the majority—54 percent—were using Microsoft Teams. Around 70 percent described their collaboration tool as something they or their teams “can’t live without.”…
2020 has undoubtedly been a truly challenging year. The pandemic has touched everyone’s life and tested our collective resolve. While we here at Hanzo miss in-person meetings with clients and colleagues, we realize that there is still much for which to be thankful.…
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)—the most comprehensive personal data privacy legislation anywhere in the United States so far—is officially being enforced. Is your website in compliance? Does it need to be? What does it take to comply with the CCPA, and how do you prove that you’ve met those requirements? Let’s start by reviewing what the CCPA is all about.…
Does your organization use a collaboration platform like Slack to keep employees connected and coordinated as they work remotely? If so, you may have found that it’s largely replaced email for internal communications. But those communications are still discoverable. Are you prepared to preserve and collect the data within your collaboration app if it becomes relevant to a potential litigation issue? …
Your business’s website has to live up to some pretty high standards. On the one hand, it has to be effective at drawing interest, educating potential customers, and converting sales, without which you might go out of business. But on the other hand, it cannot mislead consumers, make false promises or guarantees, or otherwise fail to comply with a wide range of ever-shifting laws, rules, and regulations. …
And Why You Need to Know How to Preserve Your Team’s Slack Communications    Hanzo was proud to participate this year in Slack Frontiers, Slack’s annual user forum. Slack Frontiers went fully virtual, as most conferences have, and had a record-breaking 18,800 registrations. If you had never used Slack before, the conference itself was a true showcase for the value Slack brings for connecting global teams and helping them engage. One such example, was the #social-yelling channel which attracted more than 300 people in full ALL CAPS JOY over the course of the event. Following is a little…