Why Lawyers Should Care About Big Data

Editor’s Note: The author of this post leads product teams to develop legal technology. By Mark Kerzner, Chief Product Architect, LexInnova The term “Big Data” is so pervasive and so full of unknowns that it often sounds like “Boo! Data!” Along these lines, you find articles that talk about scary repercussions of Big Data for law, starting with the fact that much more data will be available for collection, and ending with industries being ruined in the wake of automation. On the other extreme, you find optimistic articles vaguely claiming that “Big Data will solve all our problems,” including Facebook outages and those that we even know not of. Very often these extremes are due to lack of clear understanding of what Big Data is, and how it relates to legal…

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