Ward Solutions turns to Luminance’s AI to fulfil DSARs


05-05-2021

Luminance has announced that Ireland’s leading provider of information security and risk management solutions, Ward Solutions, has adopted Luminance’s cutting-edge AI platform to assist their in-house legal and data protection team when responding to Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) arising under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Ward Solutions have opted to adopt Luminance’s AI-powered eDiscovery solution instead of outsourcing this work to expensive third party providers, allowing Ward to analyse vast datasets in record time and maintain maximum compliance, whilst also reducing overall costs. 

Luminance’s eDiscovery platform uses a combination of both supervised and unsupervised machine learning to read and form an understanding of the firm’s vast dataset. Luminance’s ability to automatically identify Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as party names, security numbers and addresses ensures that Ward Solutions are able to rapidly identify personal information within documents collated in response to a DSAR. By using Luminance’s revolutionary bulk redaction feature, the legal team can then isolate all of the relevant information and remove irrelevant data, a process that would be extremely resource and time-intensive to do manually. 

Vincent Naughton, Chief Information Officer at Ward Solutions, comments: “Conducting a manual DSAR would be out of the question for our data protection, legal and security team - it would require us to dedicate a huge amount of time and resource to the review which would be very disruptive to our business. In addition, outsourcing these types of reviews to external counsel would be too costly. Luminance allows our team to rapidly review the dataset and identify all of the relevant information, ensuring compliance with the request. Luminance is and will be pivotal to Ward in responding to DSARs.”

Orianne Auger, Luminance’s Head of Discovery, adds: “Organisations today are holding more information about individuals than ever before, making compliance with data protection regulations like the GDPR is therefore increasingly complex. Luminance’s AI technology is allowing firms to rapidly identify Personally Identifiable Information and compile this in a fraction of the time and with a fraction of the resource required for a manual review. We are excited that one of Ireland’s leading cybersecurity providers, Ward Solutions, has selected our platform for their services and we look forward to working together to serve the Irish market needs.”

Luminance is used in over 300 law firms and organisations across the world. The company was recently recognised as a ‘Future Fifty’ firm by Tech Nation.

About Luminance

Luminance is the leading artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession, with over 300 customers in more than 50 countries. Luminance’s machine learning technology reads and forms an understanding of documents, helping lawyers to perform the most thorough and rapid document reviews across practice areas including due diligence, contract negotiation, regulatory compliance reviews, property portfolio analysis and eDiscovery. Luminance has offices in London, Cambridge, New York and Singapore.

About Ward Solutions

Ward Solutions is Ireland’s largest Information Security provider. As Ireland's leading provider of Information security and risk management solutions, we provide a comprehensive range of information security services centred on assessment and assurance, strategy and architecture, through to systems integration and deployment, all wrapped in enterprise managed services from a single source.

 

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Luminance is the leading artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession. The fundamental technology behind Luminance is the Legal Inference Transformation Engine (LITE), built from a blend of unsupervised and supervised machine learning and pattern recognition techniques developed at the University of Cambridge. Luminance has over 250 customers across the world, including one-fifth of the global 100 law firms all of the Big Four Accountancy firms.

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