Computers and Law, the website of the Society for Computers and Law, has published a series of predictions for the future, as it does at the end of every year.
My own predictions went in late, as usual, and I try not to read those published before I dictate so that mine are not influenced by what other people think – not that one expects a wide divergence of views on things like the new case management rules in the UK, on the rise of predictive coding and managed review, and on increasing “judicial activism”.
I have included a paragraph about cross-border eDiscovery, mainly because of the interesting possibility that we will see changes in US attitudes to foreign data protection and privacy rules and that the narrower scope of discovery required by for this purpose may bleed into purely domestic US discovery – by 2053, anyway.
You can find links to the other SCL predictions in the margin to my own. Between them, they gave a pretty balanced view as to what we might expect to have happened by this time next year.