Cybersecurity incidents are on the rise. And unfortunately, law firms are attractive targets for cybercriminals
Practice Area: Internet & Technology Law
With many lawyers shifting to remote work this past spring, legal technology needs changed overnight. Some lawyers relied on their tried-and-true technology, while others discovered new technology that improved their practices. But we wanted to know what they considered their must-have tech tools. Here are their answers, some of which have been edited for clarity … Continued
The New York State court system announced on Monday that it will be switching to Microsoft Teams from Skype for Business. Using all of the functionality of Skype, Teams is a collaborative tool that combines chat functionality, video meetings and file sharing. Although familiar, there are some upgrades. It launched in March 2017 and has … Continued
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
The question of “Who is liable?” in the digital age is a good one and raises several insurance implications.
A Top Court Strikes Down the Privacy Shield Following the recent landmark ruling of the top EU court, which struck down the mechanism that had been used by companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Facebook to collect EU personal data, Big Tech must find alternative ways to keep doing business in Europe. The Transfer of … Continued
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
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
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.
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. Prior to … Continued