May 08, 2019 Practice Points

IBA Subcommittee Publishes Technology Guide

The guide discusses options that can be used to augment or assist international arbitration.

By S.I. Strong

The IBA Arb40 Subcommittee recently published a guide describing currently available technological advances that can be used to augment or assist an international arbitration. The guide discusses how the relevant technology might be used and provides several examples of vendors, software providers, and companies that offer such technology. Issues under discussion include:

  • audio and videoconferencing;
  • document collection, review, and production;
  • management and transfer of arbitration data;
  • presentation of graphics and evidence;
  • virtual reality and augmented reality;
  • analytical tools and mind mapping;
  • translation and interpretation; and
  • cybersecurity and data privacy.

S.I. Strong is the Manley O. Hudson Professor at the University of Missouri, School of Law in Columbia, Missouri.

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