Doug Austin has been interviewing various eDiscovery / eDisclosure industry leaders for his eDiscovery Daily Blog. The most recent interview is with Nigel Murray, managing director at Huron Legal in London.
One of the recurring themes in Nigel’s analysis is the importance of the human element in applying technology to technology assisted review. Huron itself has recently launched what it calls Integrated Analytics which combines the skills of analytics specialists with lawyers and database administrators, provided as an outsourced service to companies and their lawyers.
Another subject, no less important for being unsurprising, is the management of company data to head off eDiscovery / eDisclosure costs, amongst other benefits.
The third element which Nigel covers is information security, and specifically security within law firms. We are hearing much more this year already about corporate fears that their data is at risk when it passes into the hands of their lawyers – and we get this not just from companies themselves, but by report from the hackers who seemed to see law firms as a soft touch.