July 30, 2012

Judge Questions Efficacy of Boolean Search and Invites Parties to Consider “More Innovative” Techniques

The Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, has ordered the federal government to try again to collect documents responsive to requests issued under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in Nat’l Day Laborer Org. Network v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. In doing so, she also suggested that the government explore using more advanced technology than keyword searches.

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