Extract from an article by Dr. Bill Dimm If one algorithm achieved 98.2% accuracy while another had 98.6% for the same task, would you be surprised to find that the first algorithm required ten times as much document review to reach 75% recall compared to the second algorithm? This article explains why some performance metrics don’t give an accurate view of performance for eDiscovery purposes, and why that makes a lot of research utilizing such metrics irrelevant…
If one algorithm achieved 98.2% accuracy while another had 98.6% for the same task, would you be surprised to find that the first algorithm required ten times as much document review to reach 75% recall compared to the second algorithm?  This article explains why some performance metrics don’t give an accurate view of performance for ediscovery purposes, and why that makes a lot of research utilizing such metrics irrelevant for ediscovery. The key performance metrics…
The eDiscovery Pricing Survey The eDiscovery Pricing Survey is a non-scientific and non-comprehensive survey designed to provide general insight into eDiscovery pricing as shared by individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem. The survey consists of 15 multiple choice questions focused on information and metrics related to eDiscovery pricing for collection, processing, and review tasks. The survey is open to legal, business, security, and information technology professionals operating in the eDiscovery ecosystem and individuals are invited…
The New York Times reported that “Frequently, location data companies make packages of code that collect phones’ whereabouts. Developers who add this code to their apps can get paid for location-targeted ads, or earn money for providing the location data, or get free mapping or other services for their apps.”  The December 10, 2018 article entitled “How The Times Analyzed Location Tracking Companies” included these comments: Reporters tested both the Android and iOS…
Extract from an article by Bill Dimm The audience [IG3 West] was challenged to construct a keyword search query that is more effective than TAR. The procedure was the same as round 4, so I won’t repeat the details here.  The audience was small this time and we only got one query submission for each topic.  The submission for the law topic used AND to join the keywords together and matched no articles, so I…
Extract of an article from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) In a unanimous judgment today in the case of Magyar Jeti ZRT v Hungary, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found a violation of the applicant’s right to freedom of expression. The central issue in this case was whether applying an objective liability standard for posting hyperlinks on the internet is compatible with the rights to freedom of expression and press…
The audience was challenged to construct a keyword search query that is more effective than TAR at IG3 West 2018.  The procedure was the same as round 4, so I won’t repeat the details here.  The audience was small this time and we only got one query submission for each topic.  The submission for the law topic used AND to join the keywords together and matched no articles, so I changed the ANDs…
Extract from an article by Nicholas Jacobsen Employers May Be Liable for the Release of Employees’ Personally Identifying Information in Data Breaches In Sackin v. Transperfect Global, Inc., Judge Schofield of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that NYLL § 203-d gave the plaintiffs a private right of action against their employer for the unauthorized release of their PII due to a data breach.  At least one Transperfect employee received…
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The IG3 West conference was held by Ing3nious at the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, California. This conference differed from other recent Ing3nious events in several ways.  It was two days of presentations instead of one.  There were three simultaneous panels instead of two.  Between panels there were sometimes three simultaneous vendor technology demos.  There was an exhibit hall with over forty vendor tables.  Due to the different format, I was only able…