I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: there’s a limit to the amount of data analysis a party to civil litigation can undertake. Things like proportionality, the court’s and other parties’ patience and the likely small amount of additional useful evidence to be found must kick in to make it difficult to play with the data as much as some of us, me included, would like to. However, criminal, press and security investigations,
political lobbying and industrial “research” are examples of areas where this sort of technology can truly be allowed to fly.
Break out of the eD silo!