Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.
This week's roundup includes: Lawyers Need Plan of Attack After a Cyber Attack, Why Microsoft Wants to Put Data Centers at the Bottom of the Ocean, People Skills in an Era of Advancing Technology, and more...
- New SCC Chief Justice Speaks at Advocates’ End of Term Dinner
"The Advocates’ Society’s annual End of Term dinner, held last night in Toronto, marked the first time that journalists had been invited — and fittingly, perhaps, as the guest of honour was new Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner, who has prioritized connecting with the public and making the law more accessible to Canadians." (via canadianlawyermag.com)
- Lawyers Need Plan of Attack After a Cyber Attack
"To comply with their ethical obligations, lawyers must be aware of how to prevent a potential breach of their client’s confidential information and have a plan in place if malware strikes." (via biglawbusiness.com)
- Technological Readiness: How Does Your Country Compare?
"Increased globalisation and multinational cooperation have encouraged the sharing of new ideas, and governments, corporations, and individuals need to be prepared for digital disruption. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has compared 82 nations on key technological readiness indicators: access to the internet, digital economy infrastructure, and openness to innovation." (via verdict.co.uk)
- Why Microsoft Wants to Put Data Centers at the Bottom of the Ocean
"Computers and water famously don’t mix, as anyone who has ever spilled a cup of water over a laptop, so putting server racks under water sure seems like an odd idea. But as Microsoft Research’s Ben Cutler told me, there are good reasons for why the bottom of the ocean may be a good place for setting up servers." (via techcrunch.com)
- GDPR Week One: Fine Fears and the First Complaints
"After years of a laborious and, at times, controversial process, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect a week ago today. The regulation brings significant new requirements for data privacy and data protection to organizations far beyond Europe—including businesses in the United States. Now what?" (via relativity.com/blog)
- Ottawa to Set up Network of Cyber Security Experts to Help Protect Critical Infrastructure
"Public Safety Canada will help create “a community of critical infrastructure cyber security experts” as part of its ongoing effort to improve the protection and resilience of the country’s vital sectors, including the financial, telecommunications and energy industries." (via itworldcanada.com)
- People Skills in an Era of Advancing Technology
"With automation promising to shake up the legal industry, lawyers are understandably fearful that machines will replace them. But even as technology becomes more widely deployed, law firms will still have to focus their efforts on hiring the right people." (via nationalmagazine.ca)
- The What, Why, and How of Digital Forensics
"Digital forensics is a branch of forensic science focused on recovery and investigation of artifacts found on digital devices. Any devices that store data (e.g. computers, laptops, smartphones, thumb drives, memory cards or external hard drives) are within the ambit of digital forensics. Given the proliferation of digital devices, there has been a ramp-up in use of digital forensics in legal cases and investigations." (via lawtechnologytoday.org)
- How to Make Sure Good Ideas Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle
"Even though many employees had good ideas, they were sometimes afraid to speak up because of their low status in the organization and because they believed that their ideas were not mature enough and therefore would not be implemented. When they did offer ideas, they often failed to explain the potential value of those ideas to their managers. And they were understandably reluctant to invest the extra time and effort needed for developing ideas in their after-work hours. " (via hbr.org)