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Understanding the Modernization of Law: Tools, Tech, and Tips

Recently, the phrase “modern law” seems to be floating around in the legal industry. But what does this mean and why should today’s practitioners care? From corporate counsel to law firms to contract attorneys, this term of art can carry several meanings. In a nutshell, modern law refers to the idea of taking a business centered approach to legal practice by embracing emerging technologies and new partnerships to increase efficiency and make smarter operational decisions.

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Singapore Makes Significant Changes to Data Privacy Legislation

Countries all over the globe have been changing their data privacy landscape to account for the information protection required in the digital age. Organizations are handling large amounts of personal data gathered from numerous sources. This will only increase as more apps, communication platforms, and websites deploying more targeted advertising emerge. To avoid mishandling of sensitive information and give consumers more control, privacy reform has been trending. Now Singapore has made the list, as major amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) passed in November 2020 and has completely refocused the country’s data privacy priorities.

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How to Handle Hyperlinks: Current and Future eDiscovery Practices

As digital habits change and the shift to virtual work continues to evolve in business, new eDiscovery challenges will inevitably emerge. For example, litigators commonly debate over the use AI technology in eDiscovery protocols. One party often alleges spoliation of electronically stored data when the other fails to produce relevant evidence.

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Current Trends in Legal Spend – Where do ALSPs Stand?

As the legal industry continues to embrace new technologies and business partnerships, organizations are taking a closer look at legal spend. Getting better visibility and insight into where hidden savings exist help drive action towards cost-saving opportunities like automating contract analysis, outsourcing document review to an alternative legal service provider (ALSP), leveraging preferred provider firms for specialization, and hiring flexible legal talent to augment their permanent legal staff.

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