I am looking forward to taking part once again in the INsig2 LawTech Europe Congress on 7-8 November 2016. This event, originally set up in Prague by the engaging Frederick Gyebi-Ababio, is taking place in Brussels for the second year running. The venue, the Management Centre Europe in Rue de l’Aqueduc, worked well last year.
The event’s title is Electronic Evidence, Digital Forensics and Cyber Security, and the broadly-based program, running over two days, reflects that. The speakers come from many countries and occupy contrasting roles in business, professional and technical organisations.
My own panel is on Monday morning and has the title Cooperation and Articulation – seeking judicial approval for TAR and predictive coding. Regular readers of this blog, and those who have heard me speak, will recognise the emphasis on cooperation and articulation.
I am, again, very lucky in the panel chosen for this event but perhaps that is because I chose its members. They are:
Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald, Edward Spencer of Taylor Wessing, Steven Whitaker, former Senior Master, and Vince Neicho of Allen & Overy LLP. Karyn Harty and Ed Spencer were excellent contributors to my predictive coding panel at Relativity Fest last week and I have been doing panels with Steven Whitaker and Vince Neicho since the dawn of recorded time.
The full description of the session explains why I chose them:
The UK Pyrrho case shows the value of cooperation between the parties (where possible) and the importance of articulating the reasons why it is right to use predictive coding or other technology to give disclosure. The latter becomes even more important where cooperation fails. Karyn Harty won the arguments for the use of predictive coding, in the face of strong opposition, in Irish Bank Resolution v Quinn. Edward Spencer achieved a agreement and a consent order in the English case of Pyrrho. Steven Whitaker, as Senior Master, gave the judgment in Goodale v Ministry of Justice which first urged the use of advanced technology for disclosure. You could not hope for a better team to explain the importance of cooperation and articulation.
Speakers on other panels include Adi Elliott of Epiq, Steve Couling of kCura and Friederike van der Jagt of AVG Technologies who was an excellent member of a privacy and data protection panel which I moderated for AccessData in Amsterdam earlier this year.
You can register for this event here.