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Predictive Coding, Seed Sets, and the Work Product Doctrine
By Philip Favro
The use of predictive coding has been both contagious and controversial since its use began in eDiscovery. On the one hand, predictive coding has found welcome recipients in clients, counsel, and the courts, all of whom are seeking to expedite the ESI search and review process. Nevertheless, there have been disagreements regarding various aspects of predictive coding. One of the key items in dispute concerns whether the attorney work product doctrine should protect the documents that counsel selects to help train the predictive coding process. This is a significant issue which, if left unresolved, could very well undermine the proliferation of this search and review methodology.
There is little disagreement over the significance that those documents – commonly referred to as training or seed sets – play in a properly functioning predictive coding workflow. Seed set documents are essential for training a predictive coding algorithm to identify the documents that “are the most relevant to the case and most representative of those for which each side is looking.” Where the predictive coding cognoscenti – and courts – disagree is whether a lawyer’s selection of seed set documents is protected from discovery by the attorney work product doctrine.
Five Questions You Should Ask About Big Data Security and E-discovery
By Brian Meegan
In the era of big data, vetting and asking the right security questions can help your organization save money and have peace of mind when it comes to ediscovery. Below is a general overview of some of the most important questions you should be discussing with your outside law firms and ediscovery service providers. Developing a thorough security RFI created in tandem with your IT/IS department to truly vet these organizations is highly recommended.
1) How is data stored, secured, and monitored? Knowing how and where your data will be stored once you transmit it for ediscovery processing and hosting are some of the most important questions you can ask.