For years arbitrators have struggled with the challenge of storing large stacks of documents in their homes – often to the despair of family members. As arbitration becomes increasingly paperless, the struggle has shifted from papers to modern technology. Memorials, exhibits, witness’ statements and experts’ reports are now in the form of electronic files and digitized documents. Arbitrators are now expected to download and classify these documents and, most importantly, maintain the security and integrity of the information provided by the parties. Arbitrators are rarely in a position to do so without the technical and administrative support of larger structures. This training is designed for independent arbitrators who wish to improve their knowledge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools within the context of international arbitration.
Topics will include:
- Procedural and technical relevance of ICT for arbitrators
- Impact of eDisclosure on possible procedural directions
- Overview of threats for integer and secure ICT Systems
- Best practices for sending and receiving peer-to-peer communications (e-mail et al.)