Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.
This week's roundup includes: The Many Facets of Legal Market Disruption, Society Needs the Artificial Intelligence Data Protection Act Now, Think You Could Convict A Criminal Using Virtual Reality? You Might Soon, and more...
- How Do You Use Your Digital Assistant?
"Digitial assistant devices have become all the rage as of late. This month, we asked our panelists if they use a digital assistant and if they would recommend it to a non-user." (via lawtechnologytoday.org)
- The Many Facets of Legal Market Disruption
"The legal market is changing. Is it disruption or evolution? That may be irrelevant as firms must innovate to compete with emerging new business models." (via oba.org/JUST)
- What the EU's Sweeping New Data Protection and Privacy Law Means For You
"You may have noticed your email inbox overflowing this month with emails from companies and apps—from Quora to Ticketmaster to Apple to Spotify—appealing to let them keep in touch with you and outlining changes to their privacy policies. That’s because on May 25th, the General Data Protection Regulation, Europe’s landmark new set of data rules, will go into effect.." (via ctvnews.ca)
- 6 Summer Holidays to Inspire Your eDiscovery Projects
"Though I usually like to spend my summer holidays in a holidaze (i.e. daydreaming on a hammock), some of these upcoming festivities are loaded with e-discovery inspiration. Let us be your guide as we explore how these summer celebrations can help you work smarter, not harder." (via relativity.com/blog)
- Society Needs the Artificial Intelligence Data Protection Act Now
"Now – and not later — society must address AI’s legal, economic and social implications with regard to IP and employment. Current legislation does not adequately account for the new challenges, threats and needs presented by the impact of AI. The question is not “if” but “when” society will regulate AI. Rather than leave the job solely to politicians, industry should lead the way through the AIDPA. The urgency to finalize and enact the AIDPA cannot be understated." (via techcrunch.com)
- Hands Off My Data! 15 Default Privacy Settings you Should Change Right Now
"Say no to defaults. A clickable guide to fixing the complicated privacy settings from Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple." (via washingtonpost.com)
- The Future is Now: Innovations in the Legal Industry
"As organizations demand more from their legal teams, in-house counsel can look to innovative technologies to help them become more productive. Many of these tools focus on removing menial, time-consuming work so counsel can focus on higher-value judgment tasks and spend resources more effectively." (via nationalmagazine.ca)
- Think You Could Convict A Criminal Using Virtual Reality? You Might Soon.
"Virtual Reality isn't anything new but its use in the law courts system isn't mainstream...yet. Seeing VR in the courts is set to 'rapidly' change in the next few years according to FBI agents and VR specialists. Not a good thing for criminals for sure but not without issue either." (via forbes.com)
- GDPR is Actually Helping Google’s Ad Business
"Last Friday, the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, causing every major technology company operating in Europe to completely overhaul how they gain consent to users’ data. From now on, advertisers wishing to implement targeted online ads in the EU have to first make sure they’ve been given consent by every user." (via fastcompany.com)