Hanzo

Hanzo is solving the single biggest challenge in legally-defensible compliance and litigation today— contextual investigation, capture, and preservation of dynamic web content. Through the Hanzo Dynamic Archive platform, we investigate, hold, capture and preserve team messaging data, social media engagement, and interactive web content then replicate it in legally-defensible native format for analysis, review, and production. Launched in 2009, Hanzo serves government agencies, enterprises, and top law firms across the globe. Learn more at hanzo.co

You know what’s helpful when you’re trying to keep a multimillion-dollar international bribery scheme going? A bachelor’s degree in finance. And, if the allegations against Omar Ambuila and his family are true, he figured out how to get his daughter, Jenny, that degree—using funds from his bribery scheme. You know what’s not so helpful? A penchant for oversharing everything you’ve bought—hundreds of thousands of dollars in designer clothes, jewelry, and bags, not to mention fancy…
Look out Will Shortz, there is a new type of puzzle master on the scene. Although, the puzzle master I interviewed is not developing crosswords for the New York Times or to confound even the most astute puzzle aficionados on NPR’s Sunday Puzzle. Hanzo’s Data Scientist, Aidan Randle – Conde is an innovative problem solver who uses data from the ultimate puzzle, the world wide web, and pieces it together to uncover the…
Archiving your organization’s website is like doing a home improvement project; both are prone to the DIY effect and sometimes the results are disastrous.  We’ve seen it happen countless times: a financial services company knows it needs to archive its website, but it also knows that it has an IT department. Why not just have IT archive the website in-house? How hard could it really be? The answer—just like with projects around the house—is usually “harder…
Can social media posts and data be used as evidence in a compliance investigation? Is it possible to leverage artificial intelligence to identify the right information relevant to an open case among the massive volume of content online? The answer to both questions is yes, and in a new five-part podcast series with Tom Fox, the Compliance Evangelist, we talk about these topics at length from regulatory, technical, and operational perspectives. Written excerpts from all…
Compliance teams and the investigations specialists within them are facing a tremendous logistical and technical challenge. Whistleblowing and internal hotline reporting volumes are at an all-time high, creating an influx of complex investigations involving employees, suppliers, and third parties. To manage these reports of misconduct, unethical behavior, and illegal business practices effectively, organizations must promptly and thoroughly investigate and substantiate claims and remedy any underlying issues. This isn’t just true of an organization’s own expectations for…
Slack is huge, showing a massive growth rate since its launch—and it’s a huge ediscovery problem. Why? Unlike the data within familiar ediscovery formats such as email, the data in Slack is unstructured. This makes it hard to figure out who data custodians are, difficult to set limits on scope, and basically impossible to handle with traditional ediscovery tools. To make a tough situation tougher, if you do manage to solve the ediscovery problem…
Despite the best efforts of a compliance team to review and approve every piece of content before it’s published online, and ensure that marketers are trained on specific policies and regulations, mistakes happen. That’s why we built Hanzo Alerts. This new feature of our Hanzo Dynamic Archive software is designed to make it easier for compliance teams to identify non-compliant content on their website and receive an automated notification if something goes live that could…
If your organization is using the collaboration application Slack—joining the ranks of its 10 million daily active users, including 65 companies on the Fortune 100—you might be surprised to learn just how much relevant business data is contained within its messages. From project discussions and client notes to interpersonal communications that might demonstrate a pattern of harassment (or, hopefully, not), Slack is packed with the internal chatter that used to occur primarily over email.…
Is your organization using Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) to create user-level individualized website experiences? If so, kudos to you and your marketing team. We’ve been blown away by the degree of granularity and specificity that websites created with AEM can bestow on users. By all accounts, it’s setting the standard for the future of digital experiences, and those embracing it today have a head start on other organizations who will certainly take this personalization approach…
The collaboration app Slack sounds, from its full name, like it should be designed for discovery in litigation—“Slack” is actually an acronym for “Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge.” Isn’t that what we’re aiming for in ediscovery? What can we say: sometimes names can be deceiving. While Slack is searchable, and it’s often positively packed with discoverable information, it’s not like the structured email data that ediscovery practitioners have grown accustomed to working with.…