Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.
This week's roundup includes: Legal Portability as the Norm, Five Lawyers Who Refuse to Give Up on BlackBerry, You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It., and more...
- Commonwealth Legal is now Ricoh eDiscovery
"Now Commonwealth Legal has been renamed Ricoh eDiscovery to align itself more clearly with Ricoh eDiscovery in the US as the latter widens its global offering." (via chrisdale.wordpress.com)
- How Hacked Water Heaters Could Trigger Mass Blackouts
"When the cybersecurity industry warns about the nightmare of hackers causing blackouts, the scenario they describe typically entails an elite team of hackers breaking into the inner sanctum of a power utility to start flipping switches. But one group of researchers has imagined how an entire power grid could be taken down by hacking a less centralized and protected class of targets: home air conditioners and water heaters. Lots of them." (via wired.com)
- Will AI-Powered Law Enforcement Force Us To Rewrite Our Laws?
"What happens as AI increasingly takes over law enforcement? An AI algorithm could certainly be programmed to allow for a certain level of discretion, but that flexibility itself would be subject to the same biases that exist today, though at least they could be quantified, documented and potentially mitigated." (via forbes.com)
- Legal Portability as the Norm
"While traveling, if we fall ill or have an accident, we can access medical services regardless of location. However, if clients receive a traffic ticket or have a car accident while driving across the country, they would be subject to the local state traffic laws. In other words, their hometown attorney, if they have one, likely cannot help with the ticket or worse, any claims to do with accidents." (via lawtechnologytoday.org)
- Disruption in the Legal Domain Starts with Small Challengers
"The word disruption however seems somewhat inflated since everyone is doing it or at least everyone is saying they’re doing it. So what does disruption actually mean and why is it important? And why it necessarily starts with small challengers?" (via linkedin.com)
- Tips for Effective Time Management
"Between the long hours at the office, dealing with the stress of interacting with clients, all the while juggling the responsibilities of a personal life, apart from work, lawyers are some of the most industrious workers in this day and age. With all of that responsibility, every minute counts. Here are some simple tips to help you manage your minutes." (via oba.org/JUST)
- Bring These Security Metrics to Your Next Budget Meeting With the Board
"Just about every chief information security officer (CISO) has a common objective when it comes to making a case for security: proving a return on investment (ROI) and obtaining the budget needed to provide the best defense in the future. If the case is for security ROI, it must rely on metrics." (via securityintelligence.com)
- Five Lawyers Who Refuse to Give Up on BlackBerry
"In a bid to attract new users, [BlackBerry] released a new model that ran on the Android operating system, opening the phone up, for the first time, to the app market. Today, there are still faithful users in the legal world. Meet five lawyers who won’t give up on the BlackBerry." (via lawandstyle.ca)
- You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It.
"At a minimum, guilt does not seem to make people worse at completing tasks. However, feeling guilty when you’re away from work, when you aren’t in a position to do anything about it, is not helpful, and can be painful." (via hbr.org)