Our favourite links from around the web to kick off your weekend.
This week's roundup includes: International Women's Day Spurs Initiatives From Tech Companies, Where Are All the Women in Legal Tech?, The 3 Surprising Secrets That Drive Innovation in the Digital Era, and more...
- International Women's Day Spurs Initiatives From Tech Companies
"Women make up just 30 percent of the workforce in Silicon Valley, according to the Kapor Center, a nonprofit that supports women and people of color in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. As a result of the lack of representation or perhaps because of it, women contend with major biases." (via cnet.com)
- Facebook Pressured Canada to Ease up on Data Rules
"Facebook promised to open a data centre in Canada to create jobs, in exchange for the federal government offering assurances that it would not impose its jurisdiction over the company's non-Canadian data." (via cbc.ca)
- Stellar Women in eDiscovery: Mary Mack
"Today marks International Women’s Day, which celebrates the achievements of women throughout the world. The day also highlights what more society must do to truly achieve gender equality. In honor of today, we interviewed a female leader who is renowned for both her e-discovery expertise and her leadership skills: Mary Mack." (via relativity.com/blog)
- Where Are All the Women in Legal Tech?
"Collectively, the legal tech leaders—including law librarians, legal tech founders, academia and law firm partners—made a powerful statement about how women are moving the needle in an industry that has been traditionally dominated by men." (via law.com)
- Three Imperatives for Educators to Get More Women in Tech
"Bridging the gender gap in tech starts long before a woman joins the workforce: it starts in the classroom." (via techcrunch.com)
- Backup Software is Most Effective Against Ransomware
"Particularly for small to mid-sized law firms, I would argue that continuous, encrypted, cloud-based backup solutions are the most effective way to handle ransomware." (via lawtechnologytoday.org)
- A Serious Shortage of Cybersecurity Experts Could Cost Companies Hundreds of Millions of Dollars
"The average data breach cost companies $3.86 million, the study found, and large-scale breaches can hit $350 million. Against that backdrop, companies are eager to hire cybersecurity experts to guard against those risks. The problem: There aren’t nearly enough people who can fill those roles". (via cnbc.com)
- The 3 Surprising Secrets That Drive Innovation in the Digital Era
"What if creating innovative breakthroughs and developing a much-heralded innovation culture isn't about creating tiger teams or unleashing unbridled, free-wheeling creativity into every corner of the organization? What if driving innovation in the digital era came down to three simple actions?" (via cio.com)
- When Tax Prep is Free, you may be Paying With Your Privacy
"“Free” tax software is not all created equal. Some want to upsell you. Others want the data in your tax return." (via washingtonpost.com)