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Taming the data beast

Legal has been the naysayer for too long. To move forward together with IT, this needs to change.

Big data is a ubiquitous topic in the legal blogosphere. We’re told data proliferation is an inevitable force – and to a large extent, it is. We’re told letting it remain untethered is a recipe for disaster. True: data overload is real and can have worrying legal implications. However, the emphasis in these conversations always seems to be on finding ways to slay the data beast, to stop it in its inexorable track.

This is the wrong way to approach it. The beast cannot be slayed. It can only be tamed — if that.

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Ken Prine

Ken Prine is the Discovery Counsel at BP America Inc.

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Brian Flack

Brian Flack is the General Counsel & VP of Client Services at Clutch Group, a global provider of litigation, investigation, compliance, and other legal services...

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