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BONG! archive 2018

2017     2016

An informal and occasional selection of recent international eDisclosure/eDiscovery/legal IT/data protection/information governance/interesting news/articles collated by Jonathan Maas (
LinkedIn profile) of The Maas Consulting Group in London.  Anyone can email Jonathan@MaasConsultingGroup.com to subscribe/unsubscribe.  Simply pick and click from below.


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eDiscovery and cryptocurrencies – what you need to know (JD Supra) https://maas-bong.io/2BjmA0R

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Apple gets relief on costly discovery fine in Qualcomm case (Big Law Business) https://maas-bong.io/2BjFXXx

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Glitch in the Matrix – the vital role of communication between all stakeholders in eDiscovery (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2BOLMxj

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Abstract thinking makes robots better planners (Futurity) https://maas-bong.io/2BOTWFX

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Five takeaways from tech leaders' content moderation conference (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2BOICtk

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Positioning points: considering Legaltech New York 2018 (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2BNA71H

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Police "may need AI to help cope with huge volumes of evidence" (The Grauniad) https://maas-bong.io/2BOqzDQ

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Corporate law still not ready for AI, survey says (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2BjeYeQ

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Wondering how Blockchain can be used in legal? Here’s one: service of process (LawSites) https://maas-bong.io/2BlAM9P

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US court denies plaintiffs’ request to email all defendant employees as “simply unreasonable” (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2nNRsik

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ALM exec who oversaw Legalweek18 is out just days after event (Law Sites) https://maas-bong.io/2nONZAf

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Client use of legal tech in the year 2023 (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2nNkRtb

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Swisscom downplays data breach (Computer Weekly) https://maas-bong.io/2nMP3oa

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Legal tech in 2018: could this be the year that Biglaw strikes back? (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2nIQS5F

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Where is the AI capital of the world? (Nick Patience) https://maas-bong.io/2nQvZpl

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It just snowed In the Sahara for the second time in less than a month (Mental Floss) https://maas-bong.io/2nNNqXr

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FCA and ICO publishes joint update on GDPR (Financial Conduct Authority) https://maas-bong.io/2nNOoTz

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2018 Legal Innovation Special (Raconteur) https://maas-bong.io/2nLS9Zv

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What is the future of artificial intelligence? (The Stories Wall) https://maas-bong.io/2nIV71aa

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Trifecta of change: how innovation takes shape at law firms (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2nLjUkT

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Applying electronic discovery principles to due diligence in mergers and acquisitions (KLDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2nT88oa

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All cases filed in the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (DIFC) from 01 July 2018 will be paperless, following adoption of electronic bundle technology (DIFC) https://maas-bong.io/2nQ4RWo

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Rule of Law Index 2017-2018 (World Justice Project) https://maas-bong.io/2nPOUjf

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Governance and algorithms take centre stage in AI efforts (Information Management) https://maas-bong.io/2nSnZmy

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The future of work: how to thrive through IT’s latest revolution (CIO) https://maas-bong.io/2nPR8it

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As new technologies and automation start playing an ever more important role in the legal world, what are the risks in relation to negligence? (LexisNexis) https://maas-bong.io/2nFTscD

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When clients judge professional services firms, some out-perform disproportionally (Beaton) https://maas-bong.io/2nIwCRI

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Herein lies the paradox of AI: for all the time it saves automating manual tasks, it can be a fairly laborious and fastidious tool to set up in the first place (Corporate counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2nQIIHB

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New Initial Discovery Guidelines for US wage and hour cases (Logikcull) https://maas-bong.io/2nSAFd8a

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Perfection not required in technology assisted review, but transparency might be (Baker Hostetler) https://maas-bong.io/2FNn2n5

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Bridging the technology expectation gap – a legal marriage made in heaven? (NetLaw Media) https://maas-bong.io/2FOiTPC

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Post-mortem: the conference formerly known as Legaltech takes shape as Legalweek (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2FPY6va

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Client push-back and legal tech creating perfect storm, new data shows (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2FQEsPB

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"Human Uber" lets you hire a surrogate to go to social events instead of you (deMilked) https://maas-bong.io/2Eq9fpx

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Old laws, new technology and national borders: in plain english (Supreme Court of the United States) https://maas-bong.io/2EqhvG3

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Winning the war for AI talent (CIO) https://maas-bong.io/2ElooIC

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Era of judge-led reform is over, says Ryder as he warns against “privatisation” of justice (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2FQLYdk

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AI at ILTCON 2017 - Part 1 (ILTA) https://maas-bong.io/2FRpVDw

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eDiscovery in the Year 2048: What the Future Holds (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2EI12dP

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LegalTech Wales conference report and news of the launch of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Law (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2sdIuzU

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eDiscovery and the GDPR: ready or not, here it comes (ComplexDiscovery) https://maas-bong.io/2sdiSDa

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AI can be a boon for the human race. But there’s also reason for caution. This is the WIRED Guide to artificial intelligence (Wired) https://maas-bong.io/2saFjIT

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LPM Legal IT Landscapes report 2018 (Legal Practice Management) https://maas-bong.io/2saYUZt

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Irish firm McCann FitzGerald launches GDPR gap analysis app as part of their digital services offering (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2EGjvHV

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BPP launches legal tech module for LPC students (Legal Cheek) https://maas-bong.io/2EGaApK

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Why we are in danger of overestimating AI (Financial Times) https://maas-bong.io/2EIPRlh

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EU countries told to "speed up" preparations for the GDPR (Pinsent Masons) https://maas-bong.io/2EGAYQv

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The UK Firm of the Year 2018 results (RollOnFriday) https://maas-bong.io/2s0F7fp

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LegalWeek 2018: the future phase of the legal industry holds choppy waters for Big Law (Legal Executive Institute) https://maas-bong.io/2s0BwOr

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Experts answer: who is actually going to suffer from automation and who is going to thrive? (Futurism) https://maas-bong.io/2rX4E9q

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HM Courts and Tribunals Service tests fully digital divorce application (Ministry of Justice) https://maas-bong.io/2s4f0UM

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Inaugural list of Legal AI Leaders 2018 (The National Law Journal) https://maas-bong.io/2s1nI6n

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Farewell New York Legalweek 2018 - the conference final wrap (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2rZ7pHh

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Microsoft is making moves to cut back on which operating system versions will run Office 365 ProPlus and the coming Office 2019 suite (ZDNet) https://maas-bong.io/2s4kMpD

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The time is now for law firms to invest in new tech and delivery methods, says NatWest bank boss (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2s0EORJ

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How to control a machine using your mind (BBC) https://maas-bong.io/2s1wmll

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This interactive periodic table features a haiku for each element (Mental Floss) https://maas-bong.io/2s4tbtb

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(kind of) Live from Legalweek NYC: "quantifying the extent of Europe’s fake news problem" (The Project Counsel Group) https://maas-bong.io/2rZ2zK1

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Disclosure under scrutiny as reform looms large in England and Wales (CDR) https://maas-bong.io/2rVFQyz

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Why AI could never be a substitute for a lawyer (Law Technology Today) https://maas-bong.io/2GzCFQ6

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Survival of law firms depends on innovation (Irish Times) https://maas-bong.io/2GCEgok

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Artificial intelligence to enhance Australian judiciary system (Swinburne University of Technology) https://maas-bong.io/2s0OhZr

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The end of the beginning: according to the Thomson Reuters 2017 Alternative Legal Service Study, alternative legal services provision (“non-law-firms”, basically) is an $8.4 billion industry worldwide (Jordan Furlong) https://maas-bong.io/2GEoZn1

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Why optical character recognition (OCR) matters in eDiscovery (Everlaw) https://maas-bong.io/2GyS1Vf

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Kanagawa police to launch AI-based predictive policing system before Olympics (The Japan Times) https://maas-bong.io/2rTEkwU

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AI researchers develop neural networks to predict government corruption (Big Think Edge) https://maas-bong.io/2s0QILz

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Federal Judges: FRCP, digital evidence laws have long way to go (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2GD4cjQ

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Top 60 eDiscovery blogs and websites for eDiscovery professionals (Feedspot) https://maas-bong.io/2ntCIo8

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New Release: the 2018 eDiscovery Buyers Guide (Lex Tech Review) https://maas-bong.io/2DQPLuO (see also Andrew Haslam's and the Legal IT Insider's UK guide here: https://maas-bong.io/2nu1nZu)

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Ringtail releases version 9.4 at Legaltech 2018 (Legal IT Professionals) https://maas-bong.io/2nxIkxJ

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Is the Article 29 Working Party undermining itself? (McCann FitzGerald) https://maas-bong.io/2nssmEU

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Mythbusting: AI and the law (VQ) https://maas-bong.io/2ntrpw1

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"Houston, we have lift-off" (Reddit) https://maas-bong.io/2nsnrnx

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LTC4 offers eDiscovery certification through strategic partnership with KoWorks, allowing legal professionals to achieve competence at their own pace (Legal Support Network) https://maas-bong.io/2ntsILr

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Demystifying transparency – what do the GDPR, Articles 13 and 14 GDPR really mean? (Society for Computers and Law) https://maas-bong.io/2nxlGWe

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What is predictive coding and should I think about using It? (Farrell Fritz) https://maas-bong.io/2ntyc8Z

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Sir Henry Brooke, a retired Lord Justice of Appeal and tireless campaigner for access to justice, has died aged 81.  This piece on the "visionary who kicked courts into IT age" (JvdLD) https://maas-bong.io/2DOFVti

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EDRM to offer 2018 preview of eDiscovery initiatives during Legalweek in NYC (EDRM) https://maas-bong.io/2DRFY7u

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Five in-house legal tech trends to seize in 2018 (In-House Tech) https://maas-bong.io/2DP4yGm

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Conference report: the legal AI workshop at Legalweek (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2DRCfqw

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The big question - who should be responsible for ethical AI? (diginomica) https://maas-bong.io/2DN7Iu5

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Insights from the 2018 Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) EMEA Institute (Neota Logic) https://maas-bong.io/2DMNpNv

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Businesses spend $1.5 million on global data protection (The Global Legal Post) https://maas-bong.io/2DOFzTF

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Talking the talk: the application of chatbots in the law appears to be growing (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2DRKq6c

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The Innovation Gap (Part 2): how to reboot the justice system on technology (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2DNAoTQ

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Raising objections to the format of ESI productions (Relativity) https://maas-bong.io/2noBhah

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Logikcull raises $25 million funding in 17 days (Logikcull) https://maas-bong.io/2nm7vmE

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KLDiscovery announces unspecified growth equity investment from WestView Capital Partners (Markets Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2nopAAx

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A list of large law firms with funded R&D/innovation (Prism Legal) https://maas-bong.io/2no8RNJ

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C|M|LAW and TCDI announce on-campus legal technology lab and hands-on training programme (Cleveland State University) https://maas-bong.io/2nm1SVu

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Facebook unveils simplified privacy settings ahead of GDPR (Siliconrepublic.com) https://maas-bong.io/2nqk6VI

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A quick guide to new product offerings and upgrades: a non-exhaustive list of some of the new technologies available for the first time this month at Legalweek 2018 (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2nm3IFS

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What’s hot - and what’s not - at Legaltech New York (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2nm07rx

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Charlatans in digital forensics (Forensic Focus) https://maas-bong.io/2nn0mmc

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Five things in LegalTech: arms race, CLOC, LegalWeek+Law’s Comic Con (LawGeex) https://maas-bong.io/2nnGWO0

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Fact finding in the family court: erratic witnesses and behaviour on disclosure where the conduct was not far short of contempt (Civil Litigation Brief) https://maas-bong.io/2noJhYR

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The lowdown on Legalweek 2018 (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2DHuJih

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On the many benefits of cloud software for lawyers: "The Law Firm of the Future" (Law Practice Today) https://maas-bong.io/2DEcWbD

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US doctor hit for punitive damages after destroying records (New York Personal Injury Law Blog) https://maas-bong.io/2DFkJWD

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UK likely to remain strategic EU data protection partner (Computer Weekly) https://maas-bong.io/2DDO8jO

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See what data Microsoft is collecting on you and put a stop to it (maybe) (Lifehacker) https://maas-bong.io/2DGJQsb

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The Legal Influencer Series Part 1: Nicole Black on AI, Blockchain, Cloud (Disruptor Daily) https://maas-bong.io/2DH9CfW

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Travelling lawyers get new protections in device searches at US border (ABA Journal) https://maas-bong.io/2DHuX97

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UK "most well-prepared" European nation for GDPR (for what that's worth, and I see long-term member Russia isn't far behind us!) (Infosecurity Magazine) https://maas-bong.io/2DIWqXS

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Seven considerations when preparing for GDPR Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) (Advanced Cyber Solutions) https://maas-bong.io/2DDW9Fq

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British lawmakers form high level Blockchain group; call for experts (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2DG7Yez

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Twitter meme: Brexit explained (Twitter) https://maas-bong.io/2neU5ss

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Gartner's latest eDiscovery PeerInsights report (Gartner) https://maas-bong.io/2DzLprW

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eDiscovery isn't just for civil litigation. Criminal law cases can involve terabytes of data. Now the US rules of criminal procedure are catching up (Logikcull) https://maas-bong.io/2n3OgOD

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Five lessons for teaching law and technology (ABA Journal) https://maas-bong.io/2DwqtBO

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The Sedona Conference releases a commentary on BYOD (bring your own device) policies for public comment (Sedona Conference) https://maas-bong.io/2n4Tdqj

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Planned app uses Blockchain to log consent before sex (Law Sites) https://maas-bong.io/2n7eaRI

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Transforming eDiscovery and cybersecurity careers with free training and education (Law Technology Today) https://maas-bong.io/2n7flR8

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Announcing the launch of LexBlog’s Legalweek Monitor, covering Legalweek and Legaltech (LexBlog) https://maas-bong.io/2n2QXQh

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For the first time ever, The Legal Pitch is open to legaltech startups from around the world (Canadian Bar Association) https://maas-bong.io/2DzMkbS

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Australian perspective of RelativityFest 2017 (Lawyers Weekly) https://maas-bong.io/2DAqGEp

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Brexit – How do you prepare for the unknown? Five areas organisations can tackle now (OpenText) https://maas-bong.io/2DB3nKn

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What is the current status of GDPR incorporation in the EU’s 28 Member States? (Cearta.ie) https://maas-bong.io/2DBTnRe

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Radical new English disclosure regime to "spell out" lawyers' duties (The Law Society Gazette) https://maas-bong.io/2DuKqJw

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Lady Justice Gloster, Chair of the working group that drafted the proposed new disclosure rule, to take part in a discussion on 07 February (Chris Dale) https://maas-bong.io/2DwvSZL

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Twitter explodes with inspirational #mypathtolaw stories (Legal Cheek) https://maas-bong.io/2DuBMKR

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Privacy International warns of global risk to citizens if Microsoft loses US data access appeal (Computer Weekly) https://maas-bong.io/2n0xPmd

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The advantages of getting witness evidence early – and getting it right: reducing the risks of litigation (Civil Litigation Brief) https://maas-bong.io/2DwpXE9

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The Financial Times is offering free subscriptions to 16-19 year olds any where in world (FT) https://maas-bong.io/2n1hLjV

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From innovation to adoption at Mishcon De Reya (Prism Legal) https://maas-bong.io/2n0HGZ9

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Six ways hackers will use machine learning to launch attacks (CSO) https://maas-bong.io/2n16MHc

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Understanding eDiscovery in criminal cases, Part Four (CloudNine)
https://maas-bong.io/2n0QRc3

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New NIST forensic tests help ensure high-quality copies of digital evidence (Forensic Focus) https://maas-bong.io/2Dt8FHG

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Take part in Nalytics survey on AI and the legal sector (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2DoXf7R

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Microsoft: The emergence of "AI law" as a legal field is inevitable (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2DqpWkO

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With "legal design thinking", ALT eyes new type of legal tech conference (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2Dqql6O

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How technology has shifted the law firm division of labour (FindLaw) https://maas-bong.io/2DmBZQa

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The 29 stages of a twitterstorm in 2018 (BuzzFeed) https://maas-bong.io/2Drd2TV

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Thanks to the Internet of Things, this isn’t 2006’s eDiscovery (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2DqKvOd

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Understanding eDiscovery in criminal cases, Part Three (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2DoFINj

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Global in-house leaders turn to smaller firms for lower cost, better service, survey finds (Corporate Counsel) https://maas-bong.io/2DpzY5R

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How will your workforce be impacted by technological change in 2018? (Freshfields) https://maas-bong.io/2mN15fV

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Calls for views on transforming court estate (Ministry of Justice/HMCTS) https://maas-bong.io/2mLjdqs

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HMCTS reveals eight proposed new court closures (The Law Society Gazette) https://maas-bong.io/2DocldM

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ThoughtRiver: Legal AI + the big changes ahead For 2018 (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2mIeVQO

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Ten things: early case assessments – what in-house lawyers need to know (Sterling Miller) https://maas-bong.io/2mKiOF1

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The legal profession needs to move past thinking about pricing and start thinking more about scoping their matters (The American Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2mP3qau

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The Bayeux Tapestry generator is a most excellent thing - try it yourself! (Twitter) https://maas-bong.io/2Do88H0

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Perhaps lawyers and technology can never be just friends (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2DohT8h

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Understanding eDiscovery in criminal cases, Part Two (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2DjIaoc

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CIOs reveal how they measure vendor success (CIO) https://maas-bong.io/2DmMkvm

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Microsoft creates AI that can read a document and answer questions about it as well as a person (Microsoft) https://maas-bong.io/2DiPMXX

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What everyone should know about the Honorable Shira Scheindlin (Relativity) https://maas-bong.io/2DktPYL

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Need a little help, bunny? (Twitter) https://maas-bong.io/2DjTpNr

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Pessimistic security, embedded artificial intelligence and GDPR to reign supreme in the legal sector in 2018 (Legal IT Professionals) https://maas-bong.io/2DmRmbe

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Here are the 10 sectors that blockchain will disrupt forever, from the obvious like banking, to the not-so-obvious… (TechRadar) https://maas-bong.io/2Di7niV

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Three reasons why you should be more vigilant about the emails you send in 2018 (Legal Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2DiXm51

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The stunningly obvious, invariably overlooked case against all these robot companions (or "let's count the ways robots failed to deliver at CES 2018") (ZDNet) https://maas-bong.io/2DiZV79

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US court imposes sanctions for boilerplate discovery objections (Logikcull) https://maas-bong.io/2Dib6Nj

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New technology-assisted review (TAR) protocol, order from US special master Maura Grossman in In re Broiler Chicken matter (CTRL) https://maas-bong.io/2DhkQYj

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Singapore makes major move into legaltech (Global Legal Post) https://maas-bong.io/2B5Z5Vl

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Computers are getting better than humans at reading (CNN) https://maas-bong.io/2B58IDO

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Lawyers and technology: frenemies or collaborators? (Forbes) https://maas-bong.io/2B3CAAd

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How AI will impact your IT career (CIO) https://maas-bong.io/2B5kUV6

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2017 GDPR report: how organisations around the world are preparing to comply, which countries and regions are ready and which are not (Veritas) https://maas-bong.io/2Df57ci

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King & Wood Mallesons launches virtual trainee programme (Global Legal Post) https://maas-bong.io/2B5vknG

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The Sedona Conference has published the final version of its data privacy primer (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2B8csVa

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The data-driven lawyer and the future of legal technology (Law Technology Today) https://maas-bong.io/2DfdnbZ

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It's the Kodak moment for law firms (Global Legal Post) https://maas-bong.io/2Di2mHe

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Apparently size does matter: eDiscovery business confidence survey results – winter 2018 (Complex Discovery) https://maas-bong.io/2Dhub2k

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Understanding eDiscovery in criminal cases (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2B32TGH

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Five myths about legal analytics busted (law.com) https://maas-bong.io/2B2nQ4H

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On why leadership may not be what you think (Daniel Gold) https://maas-bong.io/2B2hNgF

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Ever wondered how ICIJ's model of collaboration works? Read this firsthand account of the Paradise Papers (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) https://maas-bong.io/2B3JXb4

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20 botched words that'll weaken your legal drafting (Time) https://maas-bong.io/2B1EAck

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Technology: playing the end game - what will the next iteration of the law firm look like? (The Law Society Gazette) https://maas-bong.io/2B2ftpC

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Too many law firms are still fighting the last war: “2018 Report on the State of the Legal Market” (Georgetown Law) https://maas-bong.io/2B2qY0m

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New US hearsay rule addresses “ancient” ESI and electronic evidence (Percipient) https://maas-bong.io/2DbZoDU

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Top law firm technology trends to watch for in 2018 (Clio) https://maas-bong.io/2Dc1u6K

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Understanding the new language of legal technology (Law Technology Today) https://maas-bong.io/2Dc7lZL

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The dreaded eDiscovery budget: here are some ways to conquer the necessary evil (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2AUalEe (see also my article "The Discovery Iceberg": https://maas-bong.io/2hSCPGL)

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How AI could revolutionise project management (CIO) https://maas-bong.io/2D6lvM7

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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: launch of the Business and Property Courts in Bristol (Courts and Tribunals Judiciary) https://maas-bong.io/2ATk0uM

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Consent is one of six lawful bases for processing personal information under the GDPR - have a look at the ICO's at-a-glance guide (Information Commissioner's Office) https://maas-bong.io/2D5Hvqv

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Fees for paying by credit card, debit card, PayPal, etc. are banned from tomorrow. Find out how to complain and get your money back if you are charged (Paul Lewis Money) https://maas-bong.io/2AT8eR7

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The great disconnect: perception and reality of GDPR readiness in the UK, France and Germany (Proofpoint) https://maas-bong.io/2AT5EKU

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More details emerge of Uber’s tactics for thwarting police raids (the Ripley programme) (TechCrunch) https://maas-bong.io/2AT20Ao

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From free to fee: a short list of eDiscovery educational resources (Complex Discovery) https://maas-bong.io/2ASlJ3r

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How to earn people’s (or your own) respect (Thought Pills) https://maas-bong.io/2D444vA

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Professor Ken Grady's thoughts on the American 2018 report on The State Of The Legal Market (The Algorithmic Society) https://maas-bong.io/2ASWQEG

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The Ministry of Justice has three new ministers out of five following the January 2018 reshuffle.  What do we know about them? (Russell Webster) https://maas-bong.io/2D0TmWt

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Key points from the US case law survey – proportionality series, Part 6 (Xact) https://maas-bong.io/2AQeGrN

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How AI is enabling law firms to adapt to value-based pricing (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2AOx6cK

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Snapshot of the legal market, missing link and mystery disconnect (Legal IT Insider) https://maas-bong.io/2D5C1f2

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Legal Fling: blockchain contracts for legally binding consensual encounters (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2D1pFol

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Using technology to avoid FCPA fines (Corporate Compliance Insights) https://maas-bong.io/2D5omow

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AI: autonomous creature, or tool of its creator? Is there still time to shape the answer, or is it too late already? (The Grauniad) https://maas-bong.io/2D0AA1O

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Companies like Google are all in on AI. CEO Sundar Pichai recently told journalists: "the shift to AI is as fundamental as the invention of the web or the smartphone" (ROSS Intelligence) https://maas-bong.io/2D5qpsI

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Complexity bias: why we prefer complicated to simple (Farnham Street) https://maas-bong.io/2D5r4Kz

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Burford says it poured $1.3b into the legal market in 2017: the amount the litigation funder put into new commitments is triple its investment figure of the previous year (The American Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2D2PJzD

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2017 US eDiscovery case law year in review, Part 3 (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2ANGhtK

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Uncovering through discovery - DuPont and discovery mischief (Courts of Law) https://maas-bong.io/2CXeop4

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Apple releases fix for Spectre vulnerability (Your IT Consultant) https://maas-bong.io/2D1qYnd

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The legal and ethical minefield of AI: “tech has the power to do harm as well as good" (The Grauniad) https://maas-bong.io/2D0AA1O

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It just snowed in the Sahara Desert (Mental Floss) https://maas-bong.io/2CZBuvt

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Highest rated eDiscovery software in 2018 according to G2 Crowd's "proprietary algorithm" (G2 Crowd) https://maas-bong.io/2CXLNjx

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Aligning your information governance programme with your organisation’s mission for senior management buy-in (HBR Consulting) https://maas-bong.io/2D0ngdP

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If the expectation is that your lawyers understand your contracts better than the business people, something’s wrong (Adams Drafting) https://maas-bong.io/2ALO9vZ

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Where ESI, FRCP and eDiscovery meet, uncertainty abounds (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2AL4EbL

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2017 US eDiscovery case law year in review, Part 2 (CloudNine) https://maas-bong.io/2CXc9C8

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US start-up LegalSifter drives ‘AI re-sale’ strategy for law firms (Artificial Lawyer) https://maas-bong.io/2AI7huN

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Beijing is getting a $2.1 billion AI district (MIT Technology Review) https://maas-bong.io/2CV4Zyu

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The Legal Institute For Forward Thinking (LIFT): legal trends, observations and predictions for 2018 (Forbes) https://maas-bong.io/2CUa8GM

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Why better technology implementation isn’t about the tech (Evolve the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2CWXCXi

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Have people figured out eDiscovery yet? Because 2017 suggests they haven’t (Above the Law) https://maas-bong.io/2AIy61N

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Four marketing automation trends to watch in 2018 (CMS Wire) https://maas-bong.io/2AIYLeS

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Me being wrong (more BS) (Casey Flaherty) https://maas-bong.io/2AJ7ZrN

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This illustrated periodic table shows how we regularly interact with each element (Mental Floss) https://maas-bong.io/2AImNa1

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Lawyers and social media: The American Bar Association’s 2017 legal technology survey shows that more lawyers from firms of all sizes are interacting online (MyCase) https://maas-bong.io/2ALngZa

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2017 US eDiscovery case law year in review, Part 1 (CloudNine)
https://maas-bong.io/2CR4UM9

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Big Data proving a big challenge for legal business analytics (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2CRIZUR

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Smart contract consortium, the Accord Project, which includes a number of leading law firms, partners with global online identity organisation, the Open Identity Exchange (OIX), to create standards for self-executing contracts (Artificial Lawyer)
https://maas-bong.io/2AFYLwi

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Iterated four-step work flow for active machine training to help attorneys locate relevant evidence (e-Discovery Team) https://maas-bong.io/2AFkpRq

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A legal renaissance, blockchain style (CoinDesk/MoFo) https://maas-bong.io/2AG8geM

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Skynet it ain't: deep learning will not evolve into true AI, says boffin (The Register) https://maas-bong.io/2AGexaj

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Document review as a career - what companies look for in their document reviewers (TCDI) https://maas-bong.io/2AFs9Tx

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It’s a hard life for under-pressure costs judges after proportionality ruling bites the dust (Litigation Futures) https://maas-bong.io/2AFxz0P

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All Intel processors made in the last decade might have a massive security flaw (Gizmodo)
https://maas-bong.io/2Ahiu5h

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Internet of Things botnet distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks predicted after Huawei router exploit code published (Computer Weekly) https://maas-bong.io/2AiXVoZ

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Four lessons companies can (and should) learn from 2017’s data breaches (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2AhZa7L

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GCs from KPMG, WeWork, MasterCard and elsewhere were asked what they think of AI. Some very interesting — and opposing — views come to light (ROSS Intelligence) https://maas-bong.io/2Afr98q

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Will innovation lie in the cloud, on the edge or elsewhere? (Information Age) https://maas-bong.io/2AhZHXj

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2018 prediction – lawyers must change how they work (Prism Legal) https://maas-bong.io/2AiaKA2

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Peking University Law School to partner with cloud-based analytics tool Gridsum to launch a research centre to examine possibilities for AI in China's legal system (Legaltech News) https://maas-bong.io/2AhuMur

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Why records management and eDiscovery are adopting content federations (Document Strategy) https://maas-bong.io/2AgiX7X

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US judge reins in intrusive social media discovery in discrimination case (National Law Review) https://maas-bong.io/2AhKnde

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How to manage technology change in a law firm (Lawyerist) https://maas-bong.io/2AfKSVw

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Chris Dale's 2018 predictions as published by Computers & Law - a "warped crystal ball” (The eDisclosure Information Project) https://maas-bong.io/2CtAWh2

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Ministry of Justice put on notice by information commissioner (The Law Society Gazette) https://maas-bong.io/2A6EAXZ

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Ministry of Justice spending huge sums on consultants to help deliver digital courts (The Grauniad) https://maas-bong.io/2A7dhwI

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Is it time for an alternative career? Lots of options, lots of choices (The Estrin Report) https://maas-bong.io/2A7lXTI

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The key players and play of an eDiscovery team in a complex AI-enhanced document review project (e-Discovery Team) https://maas-bong.io/2A5SY2Q

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Solving five common business issues with IT (Legal Support Network) https://maas-bong.io/2A5UxxK

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2018: a new year resolution for litigators: don’t leave matters to chance – learn to prove damages (Civil Litigation Brief) https://maas-bong.io/2A7fAjm

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How CIOs can get buy-in for a job-destroying AI revolution (CIO) https://maas-bong.io/2A5i0Pr

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What clients want: law firms are conditioning themselves for high client expectation (Lawyers Weekly) https://maas-bong.io/2A8VqWs

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Differentiation in the new legal marketplace and why it matters (Forbes) https://maas-bong.io/2A7n6e4


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