What began as an analysis of women in e-disclosure turns into the idea of writing about the daily work of people of all kinds whose work involves e-disclosure. The aim is to make the business of e-disclosure more approachable both to new recruits and to clients.
This is not, as you might think from its title, an article about human-computer interaction, though I have recently met Dr Simon Attfield of UCL, whose discipline this is, and who is working with Freshfields and LexisNexis on the subject. More on his work in due course.
It is more prompted by some of the reactions I have picked up to my pieces on Women in e-Discovery, and by conversations about customer perceptions of litigation support. The linking element is my strong view that part of the reason for the slow take-up of electronic disclosure in the UK is that it is seen as the province of hardcore techies, and male ones at that. In fact it is primarily a business–driven function, and women already have a strong presence on all sides of the business. Read the rest of this entry »