Corporate Knowledge Strategies, known as CKS, is a forum for communities of practice for those concerned with corporate information and the issues surrounding its creation, its safekeeping and its use.
I took part in an event which CKS ran New York at the beginning of February at which an audience mainly consisting of corporate in-house lawyers discussed information governance, knowledge loss prevention and related matters of growing importance to corporations.
Judge James Francis talked about the Dublin Warrant case and its impact on privacy and security issues, and the day closed with an eDialogue with judges, led by Anne Kershaw of CKS, Bill Belt of Deloitte, and me. The judges were Judge Douglas Arpert, Judge Frank Maas, Judge James Francis and former Judge Ron Hedges, who talked about the most common kinds of eDiscovery disputes, about proportionality and preservation and about the trends we might expect to see in 2015.
This was a really good format, with participants arranged in a horseshoe round the speakers, taking full advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and initiate discussions.
Afterwards, I asked Bill Belt to explain the importance of understanding data, not merely in the context of court proceedings, but in any area where a corporate decision-making body needs information on which to base its conclusions.
That interview, preceded by a short introduction from me about CKS and the New York event, appears below.