On January 1, the U.K. launched a disclosure pilot program. The program elevates technology-assisted review — often referred to as predictive coding — to a prominent role in English and Welsh business and property courts.
Everyone knows about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR is the EU’s new privacy regime in the region. Over a year has passed since its implementation and organizations are discovering how strict EU countries will enforce the law. One main provision of the GDPR is for organizations to have security measures in place that will safeguard private consumer data. read more
Even lawyers that are not currently using artificial intelligence (AI) in their document review practice undoubtedly know what it is and are familiar with the benefits that technology assisted review (TAR) solutions offer. TAR programs use predictive coding algorithms to sort through large data sets and weed out irrelevant documents. After users train the program on what is relevant, it can identify data patterns and relevant concepts in future reviews. Currently, litigation uses data that is digital, repetitive, and voluminous. Compared to the time-consuming aspect of manual review, using TAR software makes document review more manageable, accurate, and consistent. However, even with all these known benefits, many lawyers retain steep reservations and are hesitant to rely on this technology.read more
On February 21, 2019, California Assembly Bill 1130 came before the legislature. The bill would amend the state’s data breach notification law, which requires organizations to alert individuals after certain categories of data fall victim to a breach. Currently, the law applies to several categories of personal information, such as social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and health data. If enacted, the bill would add other government-issued identification numbers (like passports) and biometric data (like fingerprints) to this list. Advocates of the bill have outlined the following benefits: