Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.
This week's roundup includes: DNA Analysis Site That Led to the Golden State Killer Issues a Privacy Warning to Users, Who's afraid of Huawei Technologies Co.?, Could Your Next Lawyer be a Robot?, and more...
- How to Handle the Flood of GDPR Privacy Updates
"Many app users' inboxes are bulging with requests to review new terms of service and privacy conditions. And it is no coincidence that so many developers have revamped their small print at the same time. In just under a month, the EU will introduce a new privacy law that gives Europeans new data protection rights and threatens giant fines for organisations that do not comply." (via bbc.com)
- Right Brain Lawyering: Attorneys And The Importance Of Art
"Not only do lawyers need to be creative, imaginative and “outside the envelope” thinkers, they need to be artistic as well." (via abovethelaw.com)
- Announcing LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech 2018
"LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech initiative is intended to encourage diversity and celebrate women in legal technology. This initiative launched in 2015 with a list of innovators and leaders in legal technology and with this year’s additions, that list now includes over 80 talented and influential women leaders." (via lawtechnologytoday.org)
- OBA Celebrates Contributions of Volunteer Travel Ban Lawyers
"When a crisis arose in airports across the world in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban in June of 2017, hundreds of lawyers from across Canada mobilized to help those in need. The Canadian Cross-Border Legal Coalition were honoured this week for their work providing legal aid to people affected by the ban. They received the Ontario Bar Association’s President’s Award, which commends an organization that has contributed to the advancement of justice in Ontario or elsewhere. " (via canadianlawyermag.com)
- Could Your Next Lawyer be a Robot? Tech Firms Making Case for Artificial Intelligence
"In Turkey, a company called Akin Robotics is developing humanoid robots to work in shopping malls, airports, hospitals and homes. One model is expected to be deployed at the Istanbul airport later this year. Artificial intelligence and machine learning is also transferring the legal industry — though no one is predicting an Attitcus Finchbot anytime soon. " (via miamiherald.com)
- 5 Often-Overlooked Steps to Building a Useful Chatbot for Your Law Practice
"People say chatbots are the new apps. But in many ways, they are even better. When you consider the oversaturation of apps—and that you don’t need to download a chatbot, learn a new user interface, or worry about what operating system you’re using it on—it becomes obvious that chatbots eliminate troublesome user-adoption friction. Consumer surveys show that chatbots also address modern consumer expectations." (via lawyerist.com)
- Who's afraid of Huawei Technologies Co.?
"Canada’s Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the Chinese tech giant is safe. But, the company is facing increasing scrutiny in the West" (via business.financialpost.com)
- DNA Analysis Site That Led to the Golden State Killer Issues a Privacy Warning to Users
"The site, known as GEDmatch, is a popular resource for people who have obtained their own DNA through readily available consumer testing services and want to fill in missing portions of their family tree to conduct further analyses. Compared to a polished service like 23andMe, GEDmatch is an open platform lacking the same privacy and legal restrictions that govern user data on more mainstream platforms." (via techcrunch.com)
- Top 10 Cities Where you Can Pay the Bill in Bitcoin
"Bitcoin has grown to a billion-dollar market. The number of Bitcoins has been growing since the creation of the virtual currency in 2009, and has now reached approximately 16.95 million in March 2018. The number of Bitcoin ATMs has also risen steadily across the world since 2016, growing from 500 to more than 2,500." (via itworldcanada.com)