Practice Area: Internet & Technology Law

NYSBA and Albany Law School Collaborate on Technology and the Law Course

Lawyers need to have a solid understanding of data and analytics to succeed in today’s legal marketplace. This is doubly true for litigators. Continuing with its pioneering Technology and the Law course first held at the City University of New York (CUNY) Law School and Syracuse College of Law, the New York State Bar Association’s … Continued

Taking Out The Digital Trash

Alexa is listening. The next time you speak with a client, think about where your Alexa device is stored. Is it in your home office? Your bedroom? After Amazon admitted they had voice recordings on file to improve the user experience, knowing where the device is is essential to ensure your conversations are not within … Continued

Making Sense of New Technologies for New Lawyers

If a fire breaks out, a Fitbit could be the key piece of evidence to determine a witness’ alibi. By checking a witness’ heartrate at the alleged moment of the incident, investigators can determine the credibility of testimony. A flat heartrate might indicate that a fire took place long after a witness says it did, … Continued

Tips for Purchasing Cyber Insurance

As a result of the dramatic increase in cyberattacks that have occurred since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the risks associated with lawyers working remotely and using unfamiliar technologies, cyber insurance has become an important consideration for many law firms.

Why Facial Recognition Technology Is Flawed

What do Steve Talley and Robert Julian-Borchak Williams have in common? Both men share the dubious distinction of false arrest by law enforcement using facial recognition technology. In December 2015, the Denver police using facial comparison technology falsely arrested Mr. Talley when he was identified as a suspect in an armed bank robbery.[1] Prior to … Continued

Smile! You Are Being Recorded

As the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way lawyers practice law, so too has videoconferencing. Virtual meeting platforms like Zoom, Webex and Skype  have become essential to the practice of law, for everything from meeting with clients, negotiating with opposing counsel and arguing motions. These platforms enable meetings, which depending on the circumstances, may be … Continued