Attorneys fearful of technology often argue that it offers no replacement for experienced legal judgment at any stage of a legal matter. Reed Smith’s recent launch of an online app to determine the applicability of data breach notification laws, Breach RespondeRS, makes the case that initial risk assessments are a part of legal expertise that can, and perhaps should, be automated and publicly available.
Mark Melodia, co-chairman of Reed Smith’s Information Technology, Privacy & Data Security Group, explained that he and co-chairman Paul Bond found themselves being somewhat methodical in their approach in initial assessments of data breach notification requirements, an approach which lends itself well to computer programming.
“Any time in law when you are seeing patterns like that and repetition like that, there’s an opportunity to apply technology, and an opportunity to be more efficient and transparent about your process,”he said.
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Written by: Gabrielle Orum Hernández