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Friday Top Nine for May 25, 2018

Posted by Marketing

May 25, 2018 5:43:36 PM

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

This week's roundup includes: Google and Facebook Accused of Breaking GDPR Laws, Don't Freak Out About That Amazon Alexa Eavesdropping Situation, Why Email Is So Stressful Even Though It’s Not Actually That Time-Consuming, and more...


  1. Google and Facebook Accused of Breaking GDPR Laws

    "Complaints have been filed against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within hours of the new GDPR data protection law taking effect."  (via

  2. Cyber Vulnerabilities and Closing the Gaps

    "Cyber attacks have been on the rise across every vertical industry but law firms present particularly attractive targets to attackers because of the data they house, the clients they serve, their professional conduct and ethical obligations on confidentially, and the typically less-than-robust nature of their cyber defenses." (via

  3. Blockchain Reaction

    "The game-changing technology underpinning crypto-currencies such as bitcoin threatens to supersede lawyers and other trusted intermediaries.(via

  4. How Canada Can Lead on Data Privacy

    "In today’s digitally fuelled economy, where data is considered by many to be the new oil, 2018 is proving to be one of the most controversial years for data governance. Fresh on the heels of Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of Facebook data, the federal government has even addressed data privacy in a new election reform bill – just in time for the 2019 vote."  (via

  5. Using Analytics To Detect Legal Risk

    "If the job of a lawyer were reduced to its essential tasks, analyzing text and making predictions would be high on the list: What contract terms present litigation risk? How might a judge rule in a lawsuit, given the precedent and the facts of a case? What internal policies pose the greatest regulatory and compliance risk for a company?"  (via

  6. Don't Freak Out About That Amazon Alexa Eavesdropping Situation

    "On Thursday, Seattle news station KIRO 7 published a disconcerting story. A Portland family discovered that a snippet of private conversation had been recorded by an Amazon Echo and sent to a random person in their contact list. The report instantly sparked concern and outrage that Amazon's Echo smart speaker is listening to and recording much more than the company claims."  (via

  7. Silicon Valley Startup Takes First Prize at The Pitch in Toronto

    "Digitory Legal, a Californian management platform, has taken first prize at The Pitch, the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) legal tech competition that gives entrepreneurs a chance to showcase their ideas to a panel of industry judges." (via

  8. 5 Bad eDiscovery Search Habits and How to Break Them

    "No one likes to start the day with a frantic email: a search won’t run or isn’t providing the expected results, and because you’re trying to complete a review project on a tight deadline, you have no choice but to fire off a panicked request for help to your litigation support team. But you don’t have to find yourself trapped in this position. A bit of better search hygiene can make all the difference." (via

  9. Why Email Is So Stressful, Even Though It’s Not Actually That Time-Consuming

    "It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the crush of email. In fact, one study showed the average professional spends 4.1 hours per day responding to work messages. During a recent time tracking exercise, I discovered I’m actually at the low end of the spectrum, spending about 1.35 hours per day on email. But psychologically, it carried a disproportionate weight: regardless of how much time I spent, it seemed like I was always stressed about the unanswered messages in my inbox." (via

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