In-House Tech

The Top-Five Critical Security Controls to Consider for Corporate Counsel Evaluations

By Joe Kelly, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy |

Corporations consider many different factors when deciding whether to hire a law firm. Security wasn't usually a major factor, and law firms used to fly under the radar when it came to questions about keeping client data secure. That has all changed.

'Speaking the Same Language': Leaders From Big Law Make the Case for Metric Sharing

By Ian Lopez |

Companies and their outside counsel are both collecting useful information that they're not sharing with one another. Should both parties be more transparent to achieve their goals?

Microsoft Office 365

Despite Potential Cyber-Risks, Many Keep Office 365 Off Cloud: Report

By Rhys Dipshan |

Companies keeping Microsoft Office 365 workloads on-site have to be more attentive to security vulnerabilities.

Judge OKs $10M Target Data Breach Settlement—Again

By Amanda Bronstad |

U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson came out with an order approving class certification in a $10 million data-breach settlement.

For Staffing, the History of E-Discovery Mirrors the Present of Cybersecurity

By Jared Coseglia, TRU Staffing Partners, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy |

Examining the current similarities between e-discovery and cybersecurity can be a predictor of future patterns in the cybersecurity staffing market.

Commentary: Robot Wars—Employment Law Implications of Workplace Automation

The impact of technology on workplaces is far reaching. Businesses are introducing AI technology to perform functions previously undertaken by employees, whilst traditional business models are increasingly being challenged by unexpected competitors, utilizing technology to provide services in new and innovative ways (for example Uber challenging the traditional taxi industry or AirBNB the hospitality sector).

Tackling the Automation Barrier: Inside Kim Technologies' New Legal Ops Platform

By Rhys Dipshan |

Geared toward legal operations, the platform allows legal departments to configure automated workflows without the help of IT personnel.

Executives walking inside gears

Your Shadow IT Problem Is Really an IT Collaboration Problem

By Rhys Dipshan |

A lack of dialogue between IT and the legal department is at the core of shadow IT and many other data security challenges.

IBM Says New Watson Tool Could Dramatically Reduce Outside Counsel Spend

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

A new tool from IBM, called "Outside Counsel Insights," uses the power of Watson to reveal billing insights to legal departments.

NHS website affected by international computer cyber attack Ransomware cyber attack, London May 13 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images)

The WannaCry Attack: A Wake-up Call for Organizational Information Governance?

By Ian Lopez |

The sort of ransomware attack experts have warned about for years has happened. Now organizations need to examine their security postures.

Illustration by Greg Mably

Microsoft and Cisco Test the Waters With AI Contract Management Pilot Programs

By Rhys Dipshan |

Pilot projects help uncover the usefulness and limitations of artificial intelligence technology for contracts before committing significant resources and time.

Five Critical Security Controls to Consider for Corporate Counsel Evaluations

By Joe Kelly, Legal Workspace, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy |

Controls established by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) are designed to be a 'concise, prioritized set of cyber practices created to stop today’s most pervasive and dangerous cyber attacks.'

Bringing AI Contract Management into Your Legal Department? Here Are 4 Tips

By Rhys Dipshan |

While much has been said of the benefits of AI-enabled contract management, little is known about how best to purchase, maintain and implement such tools.

The GDPR: Teeth, and Considerations for Corporate Legal Counsel and Discovery Teams

By Ryan Costello, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy |

With the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to take effect in May of 2018, the serious implications for corporate legal counsel and e-discovery teams are difficult to deny.

What to Expect When Implementing a Contract Management System

By Rhys Dipshan |

What to Expect When Implementing a Contract Management System

'Echo Is Not Spying On You,' Amazon Lawyer Declares

By C. Ryan Barber |

Months after Apple faced off with the FBI over an order to unlock an iPhone connected to the San Bernardino shooting investigation, Amazon.com Inc. was thrust center-stage in its own digital privacy debate when Arkansas prosecutors demanded data from a murder suspect's Echo device. Amazon initially objected to the demands last year, only to later grant access after the suspect consented to the release of the data. Speaking Thursday at a Consumer Federation of America conference in Washington, an in-house lawyer at Amazon stated flatly: "No, Echo is not spying on you."

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in downtown Washington, DC.

With Curry Out as OCC Comptroller, Doubts Persist About Fintech Bank Charter

By Stephanie Forshee |

With the exit of Thomas Curry as the head of the OCC, the future of fintech bank charters has gotten murkier.

When Organizations Fall Short on Cybersecurity, Do Law Firms Pick Up the Slack?

By Ian Lopez |

BakerHostetler’s cybersecurity report highlights the nature of company cybersecurity while illustrating the law firm’s changing role in the tech age.

California Supreme Court.

Tech Allies Back Yelp in Online Speech Case

By Ross Todd |

Amicus briefs poured into the California Supreme Court from technology trade organizations and individual companies in Hassell v. Bird.

A Bridge Too Far? Legal's Challenges in Explaining AI Decisions

By By Rhys Dipshan |

Legal and computer science experts at NYU Law's "Algorithms and Explanations" conference discuss the technical and legal barriers to uncovering AI's decision-making.

Why Google Is Losing the Battle Over Foreign-Stored Data

By Ben Hancock |

Despite a legal victory for tech companies last year in the Second Circuit, a series of decisions has gone against Google.

Talin Andonians, Discovia COO

Women of Legal Tech: From the United Nations to Uniting Legal with Technology

By Monica Bay |

After moving to the U.S. in 2002 and learning English as her third language, Talin Andonians worked her way to become Discovia's COO.

Financial technology and business investment concept.

State Banking Regulators Sue Feds Over Fintech Charter Proposal

By Stephanie Forshee |

State banking regulators are taking the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to court over its proposal to establish a special-purpose national bank charter for financial technology companies.

3 Ways Cybersecurity Demands Are Changing E-Discovery

By Rhys Dipshan |

Data security responsibilities are changing discussions in pre-trial conferences and making e-discovery practitioners more cautious with data custodians.

Identifying and Investing in Solutions for Law Firms and Legal Departments

By Ari Kaplan, Ari Kaplan Advisors |

On a recent podcast, Ari Kaplan spoke with Pangea3 co-founders David Perla and Sanjay Kamlani on their new venture and legal tech's investment promise.

Corporate E-Discovery Struggles With Employee Mobile Device Proliferation

By Rhys Dipshan |

As companies expand mobile device in-house, many are worried about their ability to limit the exposure of potentially discoverable corporate data.

Government Accountability Office building in Washington, D.C.

GAO's Fintech Report Highlights Data Security, Lack of Clarity on Regulatory Oversight

By Stephanie Forshee |

A new GAO report highlights data security as an issue for fintech and its band of many regulators.

Five Steps to Better Oversight of E-Discovery Spend

By Larry Barela |

"What gets measured gets managed," the late management consultant Peter Drucker reportedly said. But do corporate counsel get the data and reporting they need to effectively manage their litigation and e-discovery costs? A recent survey of chief legal officers suggests not, finding that there is a wide gap between the reporting they need and the reporting they get.