Accessibility tagging is moving to a new level as innovation is added into the ability to auto tag documents for PDF or HTML5. Algorithms and future artificial intelligence will bring document tagging and document structure interrogation to a whole new level. The days required for manual tagging will be drastically reduced and structured publications will be tagged instantly with 100% accuracy. Of course, we also should have flying cars and robots that cook our meals!
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), soon to become law in Europe, presents a couple of challenges for organizations that store customer data with their ECM systems. As proposed, the new EU data protection regime extends the scope of the EU data protection law to all foreign companies processing data of EU residents.
When the concept of an Automated Document Factory (ADF) was first introduced, companies were operating in much simpler communications environments. The terminology wasn’t in use at the time, but most organizations were what we’d classify today as “single channel”. In the 1990’s companies printed and mailed nearly all their transactional documents, using ADF’s to ensure accuracy.