Friday Top Nine for March 22, 2019

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Mar 22, 2019 6:04:53 PM

Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.

This week's roundup includes: eDiscovery Training Lagging in Most Legal Departments, Law Firms Lining up to Take Advantage of Tech Boom, 5 Technology Trends That Will Transform Industries, and more...


  1. Early GDPR Enforcement Signals Complicated Future Landscape

    "As 2018 ended, enforcement under GDPR was just beginning to ramp up. And as we’ve started 2019, there’s been a substantial fine by the CNIL in France, and court cases in the UK and Ireland. The first enforcement actions—which included fines for companies in and outside of Europe—provided a glimpse into the types of oversight and penalties we’re likely to see from data protection authorities in the coming months and years.(via

  2. eDiscovery Training Lagging in Most Legal Departments

    "Unsurprisingly, large enterprises in highly regulated and litigation-heavy industries reported the highest eDiscovery operations maturity, according to a newly released survey. However, many of these companies have also reported low instances of e-discovery training.(via

  3. Facebook Says it Stored Millions of Passwords in Plain Text, Sparking Security Fears

    "Security rule 101 dictates that under no circumstances passwords should be stored in plain text, and at all times must be encrypted"  (via

  4. Secure Toronto’s Smart Neighbourhood Data in a Trust

    "Who owns that data, who can use it and what they can use it for have become contentious issues. Tech enthusiasts believe opening up that trove could spur innovation and make city services more efficient. Critics fear a slide toward surveillance capitalism." (via

  5. Law Firms Lining up to Take Advantage of Tech Boom

    "Canada’s tech sector is booming, and law firms of all shapes and sizes are lining up to take advantage."  (via

  6. Technology Bringing About a new era in Education and Collaboration

    "From the use of connected mobile devices to the proliferation of online learning programs, technology is bringing about a new era in education — one that challenges old assumptions about learning, such as that face-to-face is the best or only way to go, or that true learning takes a long time. " (via

  7. 5 Technology Trends That Will Transform Industries

    "Voice-enabled devices and AI were the innovations that everyone embraced over the past two years. In 2019, we see a broader landscape of changes come to the forefront. Some of these advancements are right around the corner, and others will take longer to develop into commercial products."  (via

  8. Philosophy Over Practice? Perspectives on Legal Education

    "Being critical thinkers and great writers is still absolutely necessary—none of that has changed—but the practical knowledge and how we apply it is different now in many ways because of technology. Technology affects the way we do our jobs in two ways..." (via

  9. Digital Transformation Is Not About Technology

    "A recent survey of  directors, CEOs, and senior executives found that digital transformation (DT) risk is their #1 concern in 2019. Yet 70% of all DT initiatives do not reach their goals. Of the $1.3 trillion that was spent on DT last year, it was estimated that $900 billion went to waste. Why do some DT efforts succeed and others fail?" (via

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