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13 Jul Should I Use Cloud-Based Services? A Quick Guide

“The cloud” is likely a term you’ve seen online in recent years. And, as someone invested in the security of their data, you’re not exactly quick to move precious information onto someone else’s servers. And that’s understandable. But, as technology progresses, does the risk outweigh the reward? And should security-minded professionals be using it at all? Let’s take a closer look. What Exactly is the Cloud? Is the cloud this big, nebulous, scary thing? Is it something that I can ignore? The answer: no. And that’s becoming increasingly more apparent. The cloud is nothing new. It’s been around for decades.  Though it has a rather lofty...

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13 Apr Redaction in GoldFynch

Redaction (also called sanitization) in GoldFynch refers  to the process of removing sensitive information from a document prior to production. In GoldFynch redactions on a document can be made from the "Docs View", by clicking on the "Start Redacting" button on the right side of the panel. Redactions are currently done by drawing a box around the text that needs to be redacted         In the produced document the block of sensitive text will be hidden by a black box. The underlying text will be removed and is not recoverable from the produced document. Within GoldFynch, the redacted portion will appear as a translucent...

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01 Apr Paying Bills and Viewing Invoices

Now you can pay for your premium GoldFynch cases directly from the GoldFynch app. We have integrated a payment system using Stripe . All the payment processing is done through the Stripe service, which is kind of like having paying directly at the bank. Since we don't store any credit card information on GoldFynch, your payment information is secure. Read more about the security here.               Billing information is per account and can be accessed at anytime from the top menu bar.     Other than the free case, which is free, for the premium cases, the billing is calculated on a prorated basis. So you...

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29 Mar Load files: What are they? And do we still need them?

Simply put, a load file is a really well organized text file. It contains information related to the connections between individual data elements and their corresponding slots in a database.  In general data are the various documents that make up electronic discovery. The database is an organized summary of that data.  Data and Databases Data is usually disorganized and in multiple formats (PDF, TIF, MS Office, emails etc). Think of it as a shopping basket filled with apples, oranges, bananas and limes. The database, on the other hand, is very rigidly structured. You can’t just drop data anywhere you like in a database....

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13 Mar Exporting emails from Gmail

We get this question a lot. Probably because there isn’t an explicit “export” option within the Gmail web interface. It’s gotten much easier to export emails from Gmail. Until recently, there wasn’t even a way to export email out of Gmail. In the early days we had to tell clients all kinds of convoluted methods to export their email, including connecting to an Outlook email box and exporting to PST. Thankfully, you can now export directly to mbox, a format that GoldFynch supports. Exporting emails from Google is linked to your Google account. If email is the only Google product you use,...

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01 Mar Big Data

You’ve heard the term over and over, but until now you’ve been crossing your fingers that it doesn’t apply to you, right? Well, we hate to be the bearers of bad news, but big data relates to us all. If you’ve ever made a purchase with a credit card, signed up for newsletter, voted, answered a survey, or received an email you can assume that somewhere out there you are but a data point in an endless ocean of information. But how does Big Data relate to the legal industry? How does one manage big data in the context of a...

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22 Jan e-Discovery and Document Review: An Introduction

Buzzwords and acronyms. They’re everywhere, and they’re probably here to stay. The words and acronyms themselves may fade away into obsolescence, but the fact is that it’s getting harder to know a lot about a lot. Most of us are relegated to knowing a lot about a few things. Here at GoldFynch, we know a lot about e-Discovery/Document Review. “e-Discovery” (short-hand for “electronic discovery”) or “document review”, are broad terms used to describe the collection of documents in an electronic format (such as .pdf, or .docx) followed by a search for information within those documents. One example most can relate to is the...

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