Relativity Fest is Relativity’s big conference, held this year in Chicago between 22 and 25 October. David Horrigan is eDiscovery counsel and Legal Content Director for Relativity, which gives him an important role in the preparation for Relativity Fest.
I will be there, mainly to take part in two panels with an international flavour, and these are the ones which David Horrigan mentions first in this interview.
One of these is called International issues in eDiscovery and data protection. David will moderate and the speakers are Meribeth Banaschik of EY and Karyn Harty of McCann Fitzgerald, as well as me. We will look at international issues including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Privacy Shield, new data protection laws and regulations in the US, and updates on international issues around the globe.
The second is called the United Nations of Technology-Assisted Review. I will moderate, and the speakers are US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck, Justice Peter Vickery of the Supreme Court of Victoria, and Karyn Harty of McCann Fitzgerald. As David Horrigan points out in this interview, Judge Peck is the most authoritative judicial proponent of TAR in the US, Karyn Harty ran the successful bid to use TAR in Irish Bank Resolution v Quinn, and Justice Vickery was the judge who made an order for the use of TAR in McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd v Santam Ltd & Ors (No 1) 
Victoria also has Practice Note SC GEN 5 Guidelines for the Use of Technology which is the first rule or practice note in any jurisdiction in the world to explicitly endorse the use of TAR for appropriate cases.
Justice Vickery will also be taking part in David Horrigan’s annual judicial panel along with Judges Nora Barry Fischer, Xavier Rodriguez and Andrew Peck.
There are, of course, many other subjects to be covered at Relativity Fest, both technical ones and those to do with the wider context in which Relativity is used.
The interview covers also the take-up of Relativity’s cloud offering, RelativityOne and specifically its use for compliance with data localisation rules in countries such as Russia, and with the GDPR.
In addition to my involvement in panels, I will be conducting video interviews with people both from Relativity and from its partners.