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The Growing Risks Of Using Personal Data: GDPR And Beyond

—As 2017 draws to a close, the May 25, 2018 compliance deadline for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is looming. Companies, law firms, and legal service providers with clients in Europe have likely already begun risk assessments and data mapping projects. For those who haven’t, it will be shorter holiday vacations or very busy Januaries. Read More

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What GDPR in Europe Means for the Future of AI and U.S. Regulation

—The ever-changing nature of technology can make it difficult for entrepreneurs to comply with the regulatory process. While next year’s GDPR replaces regulation from the dawn of the Internet in the 1990s, it could quickly become just as outdated. Read More

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Securing the government cloud: Tips for screening SaaS products

—Every day seems to bring a new report of mass identity theft or a cyberattack on sensitive infrastructure. And those are just the threats that make the news — who knows how many more go unreported? Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of your organization’s security has never been more important. Read More

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Want To Avoid Mistakes? More Collaboration And More Security.

—It’s safe to say Everlaw places the user experience at the heart of the product. Shankar, a computer scientist who came to law by happenstance after serving as a tech consultant and watching first-hand as lawyers struggled to work with tech solutions, explains Everlaw’s process based on answering the question, “would we want to use this thing?” as opposed to “is this technically good enough?” Read More

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Everlaw Manages To Wow Even Within A Strong ILTACON Exhibit Hall

—If technology vendors are truly doing their job, then their products should all gravitate toward offering lawyers the same functionality. Distinguishing one product against the field is more of a challenge these days than it once was. That’s why Everlaw impressed me so much in the waning days of ILTACON this year. Read More

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Evolving Government: With legal tech, government can be quicker than you think

—Conservative. Rule-bound. Slow. That sounds like a critique of big government, but it’s also how people see the legal industry. And there’s some truth to it. Attorneys anticipate problems. They don’t usually leap after the latest shiny object. But they’re more open to new technology than people often assume—even, and sometimes especially, if they work in the public sector. Read More

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‘Federal fixation’ leaves software vendors at a loss

—Political intrigue, leaks, cliffhanger votes. Suddenly no one can take their eyes off Washington. Department of Labor statistics suggest the obsession with events in the capitol is taking a heavy toll on workplace productivity. One HR consultant compared the flood of news alerts to March Madness. “People are riveted,” she said. Read More

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Speeding litigation prep with cloud-based tech

—When it came to handling legal documents in complex multistate cases, the Ohio Attorney General's Office needed a way for out-of-state attorneys to review a single dataset. Last year, the office moved its litigation systems support into Everlaw, a cloud-based e-discovery and document analysis platform. Everlaw allows users to upload and work collaboratively with all file types in a secure environment, and it uses predictive analytics to determine which files will be most useful for attorneys to review. Read More

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How a Big Customer Could Ruin Your Company

—AJ Shankar and Jeff Friedman wanted to provide law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies with a better way to prioritize, organize, and access evidence data. In 2011, the duo launched Everlaw, a document-dis­covery service that relies on cloud storage. Many target customers loved the technology's user-friendly and speedy interface, and quickly came on board. But others, used to years of hands-on super­vision of data by means of onsite hardware and tech support, were concerned about cloud hosting. Read More

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Legaltech 2017: Announcements, AI, And The Future Of Law

—I spent most of last week in the Midtown Hilton in New York City attending “Legaltech 2017,” or “Legalweek: The Experience,” or some sort of variation of the two. For the most part, it pretty much had the same feel as every other Legaltech I’ve attended. But I agree with my fellow Above the Law tech columnist, Bob Ambrogi, that ALM deserves kudos for trying to change the focus a bit. It may take a year or two of experimentation to get it right, but at least they’re trying. Read More

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Flight-Check Your Cloud Tech: 7 Security Questions to Ask Your Vendor

With suitable care and the proper questions, you should be able to keep your law firm out of the data breach headlines.

—Legal technology company Everlaw is out to make self-service simple. With the latest addition to its namesake litigation platform, Everlaw users can now upload and produce documents themselves, on their own timeline, exactly the way they want. No third parties. No expensive delays. No crossed wires. Read More

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Don’t Worry, Attorneys: AI Comes In Peace (Perspective)

Intuitive New Features Give Customers Control of Uploads and Productions

—We’ve heard it before. The machines are coming. Artificial intelligence is about to arrive. The media gets excited. Startups receive funding. Products hit the market. And then, inevitably, reality collides with marketing. The hype bubble collapses. Read More