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Appian awarded billions in damages against Pegasystems Inc.
Appian has been awarded USD$2.036 billion in damages against Pegasystems Inc as the result of a jury verdict in the Circuit Court for Fairfax County, Virginia.
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Amazon and Visa reach agreement in ongoing dispute
After a substantial ongoing feud, Amazon and Visa have agreed to settle a dispute over the credit card giant's fees.
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Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Australian data breach statistics revealed in OAIC report
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released its Notifiable Data Breaches Report for July to December 2021, revealing some surprising results around breach disclosure in Australia.
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To disclose or not to disclose?: The significance of data breach disclosure in Aotearoa
A data breach can be any company's worst nightmare. Not only can it cause catastrophic damage to systems and workflows, but it can also often be extraordinarily damaging and costly. 
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Thomson Reuters takes law research solution up a notch
The new version of Westlaw aims to assist legal practitioners in boutique firms by speeding up the often time-consuming research process.
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Artificial Intelligence
Controlling eDiscovery spend, security, and cloud top priorities for enterprise legal departments
"The demand for speed amid escalating risks and ever-growing amounts of data is pushing legal departments and law firms to automate routine tasks and inject machine learning and AI into daily operations."
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Artificial Intelligence
How technology is stimulating M&A in NZ
As the number of mergers and acquisitions grow, a major law firm report has explained just how technology is helping the activity along.
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Kiwi agritech startup flourishes with homegrown legal marketplace
Looking to disrupt the kiwifruit industry, Acuris Systems employed the services of a fellow Kiwi startup's online legal marketplace.
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ConnectWise issues statement on co-founders’ arrest
David Bellini was arrested and charged with drug trafficking in Florida on Sunday.
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Telstra facing potential legal action over DCB services withdrawal
Sydney-based digital marketing provider Impelus says the decision to axe Direct Content Billing will have a 'material impact' on their revenues.
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Machine Learning
Rise of 'tech-collaborative lawyers' redefining AU legal sector
Will robots be able to replace the role of the lawyer as the trusted advisor?
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Fuji Xerox files proceedings against former senior executives
Fuji Xerox NZ and its parent company have begun civil action against the former senior executives of the Kiwi operations.
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Creative HQ
Legal advice for startups: what to know from the get go
Chapman Tripp talks about the three major legal topics most vital to startups: founder agreements, intellectual property, and contracts.
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Epiq expands legal tech & service offerings in China
Relativity hosting is available via Epiq’s ISO27001-compliant Shanghai data center and as a portable, on-site deployment.
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IT leaders unprepared for e-discovery process, research finds
"Business and IT leaders would be well-advised to immediately take a proactive approach to their e-discovery readiness."