Breaking News: UK Court Approves Predictive Coding Over Objections

The UK’s The Lawyer reports that the English High Court issued yet another landmark judgment yesterday regarding the use of Predictive Coding. The judgment, hailed in the article as a victory for firm Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (“BLP”) on behalf of its client, BCA Trading, approved the use of Predictive Coding over objections of the requesting party.

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Is Pyrrho Bringing the Right Attention to Predictive Coding?

When scrutinizing sketches prior to air time, Saturday Night Live creator (and “Dr. Evil” inspiration) Lorne Michaels has been known to dryly comment, “Yes, it will get a laugh, but will it get the right laugh?” I can’t help but wonder similarly about the recent Pyrrho case, in which Master Matthews provided the UK’s first…

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Panama Papers: Not Your Typical Data Breach

Remember those quaint times when we all thought the Ashley Madison hack was shocking and newsworthy? Enter The Panama Papers to bring a new scale and scope to the fore. The revelations of the past few days about the offshore financial dealings of Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca’s many and varied clients have understandably grabbed headlines…

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Data Breaches and Innovative Legal Solutions

Much has been said about protecting data and preventing hacks, and yet at the end of the day there will be breaches. Case in point: The WSJ reported breaches at major law firms just days ago. The FBI suspects that hackers were seeking confidential information for the purposes of insider trading. It’s an unfortunate sign…

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Shakespeare’s Warning and the Need for Speed in eDiscovery

Shakespeare’s Warning and the Need for Speed in eDiscovery What ho, Maverick and Goose? Wherefore art thou in such ceaseless hurry, so eager to “shove it into overdrive” and “fly into the danger zone?” And what say you to the voices that clamor for alacrity in the practice of eDiscovery? (‘Zounds, what zesty pronouncements do…

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EU-US Privacy Shield Details Released

Yesterday, the Department of Commerce released full text Privacy Shield materials, some 128 pages in all. President Obama described it as a “landmark new agreement” that provides “certainty to thousands of businesses.” The new framework is similar to Safe Harbor in that it is a self-certifying protocol to which organizations voluntarily agree, but there are many key…

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More Breaking News: TAR Approved by Ireland’s Court of Appeal

Ireland’s Court of Appeal yesterday approved the use of TAR for discovery, just days after the first English Court ruling approving the use of Predictive Coding. As reported by McCann FitzGerald’s briefing, the appellate court upheld a 2015 ruling by the High Court that had previously approved the use of Predictive Coding. Initial Matter Summary…

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Breaking News: UK Court Approves Predictive Coding in Landmark Ruling

Pyrrho Investments v. MWB Property is the first English court decision to consider and approve the use of Predictive Coding. Master Matthews blessed the use of Predictive Coding in the disclosure process and provided a well-reasoned opinion explaining the facts of the case and why the technology was a good fit. Pyrrho’s holding emphasizes the…

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Agents of the Privacy Shield

Last week the ECJ published the “EU-US Privacy Shield” to provide much-needed guidance on cross-border data transfers following the dissolution of the Safe Harbor framework last October. Unfortunately, and to the surprise of very few, it provides little concrete guidance as of yet. In the Harvard Business Review, Larry Downes wrote that this new agreement…

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