Nextpoint Introduces Privilege Protect™, the First Automated eDiscovery Technology to Prevent Inadvertent Production of Privileged Materials

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Nextpoint’s Privilege Protect helps solve one of the thorniest problem in litigation – securely transferring electronic data to opposing parties while preventing the production of privileged communications.

Privilege Protect is the first automated technology designed to protect confidential and privileged communication

Nextpoint, Inc., the nation's leading provider of cloud-based regulatory, compliance, and litigation software, announces the release of Privilege Protect™ technology. With Privilege Protect, Nextpoint’s Discovery Cloud now delivers patent-pending, cloud-based algorithms to identify and isolate documents that have been marked as privileged or confidential and remove them prior to production to opposing parties.

Privilege Protect is the first automated technology designed to protect confidential and privileged communication, the most important aspect of the attorney-client relationship. Deploying multiple levels of cloud-based technologies – including MD5 hash, near-duplication, email threading, and electronic file transfer – Privilege Protect acts as a final check prior to production, acutely and systematically comparing all privileged data against data to be produced. All privileged, unredacted, or confidential documents that may have slipped past the reviewers’ notice can then be removed from the production set.

Courts have consistently found that when legal teams inadvertently export privileged documents to opposing parties, those documents are no longer privileged. Privilege Protect resolves this problem by transferring data electronically in the cloud, simplifying the export process and virtually eliminating the opportunity for human error.

“Judges have made it abundantly clear that it is an attorney’s duty to make all reasonable efforts to ensure that privileged communications are not produced,” said Rakesh Madhava, CEO of Nextpoint. “Privilege Protect is technology that applies machine learning and automated processes to eliminating the potential for human error, demonstrating a reasonable effort to protect privilege.”

Nextpoint clients can transfer a document collection to opposing counsel, judges, or other parties; providing receiving parties with secure access to a separate and secure "clone" database of digital data.
“Privilege Protect fills the same role in the legal industry that electronic fund transfers fill in the financial industry; a frictionless, automated standard by which to transfer material of significant value,” said Nextpoint CEO, Rakesh Madhava.

Privilege Protect is the latest innovation in the Nextpoint technology platform, which includes Cloud Preservation™, Discovery Cloud™, and Trial Cloud™.

About Nextpoint
Nextpoint ( provides cloud computing tools and services for legal, compliance and regulatory needs. The Nextpoint platform is an on-demand suite of Software-as-a-Service products that are changing the way corporations, governments and lawyers collaborate and manage electronic data. Nextpoint manages data for hundreds of corporate customers, large law firms, and solo practitioners across the nation.

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