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[This book examines the use of Big Data and statistical analyses in litigation. This is timely as the use and reliance upon Big Data by business and government has exploded. From a public policy and legal perspective, the implications of this are indeed monumental. Using examples, court...
[Although Big Data may be a new concept, courts have a long history of dealing with statistical and numerical evidence. The types of data and the associated analyses have evolved over time as have the legal decisions and precedents surrounding these types of analyses. These earlier, and...
[The use of Big Data has become common in organizations of all types. Advances in information technology, lower costs of storage of massive amounts of data coupled with increasing sophistication of business processes, and complex compliance and administrative requirements compel modern...
[From 1923 until 1993, the admissibility of scientific evidence in the federal court system was governed by the standard set forth in Frye v. United States. In applying this standard, courts examined whether the proffered evidence had “gained general acceptance” in the particular field. In 1993,...
[Big Data and generally accepted statistical knowledge are at the center of many decisions and rulings in US courts. Even in circumstances where statistics and Big Data knowledge are generally accepted, fact finders still need to be aware of, and in some instances scrutinize, the underlying...
[The courts, both state and federal, will need to evolve as the use of Big Data grows in the United States. In the coming years, courts will no doubt see more Big Data analyses with even more data being analyzed. The techniques of statistics, and the supporting computing power, are improving at...
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