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The Future of Blockchain and eDiscovery: What Should the Legal Industry Expect?

With new technologies frequently surfacing during an eDiscovery review, it is time for legal departments to take a deeper dive into blockchain so they can be prepared for what is to come. Legal professionals are aware of what blockchain is and may even use this technology for some business functions like smart contracts or payment for services via cryptocurrency. However, blockchain is still evolving and there are many unknowns about how this technology operates and what role it will play in both the legal industry and general business.

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How Far Does the New Federal IoT Law Reach?

Last December, the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act became law in the U.S. The legislation outlines security requirements that federal Internet of Things (IoT) devices need to contain going forward. Broadly, IoT refers to any devices that are connected to a network which can share and analyze data. Some IoT examples are smart phones, activity trackers, smart medical devices, and building security systems.

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Legalweek 2021 Goes Virtual and Illustrates Just How Transformative Technology Can Be

Like everything else, Legalweek 2021 looked a bit different this year. While the conference was virtual, it did not disappoint. Attendees still experienced interesting keynotes, sat through CLE sessions, dropped into facilitated discussions, had networking opportunities, and even received virtual swag bags! The conference definitely reinforced the notion that most things can be done remotely, and can be done well.

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Legal Departments Shift Focus to Address Organizational Design and Structure

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked many changes in the way businesses operate across every industry. Legal is no exception. Many legal departments have started to focus more on how to utilize new technology and providers that can help them accomplish key business goals. Determining how to “do more with less” needs to be at the forefront of business planning.

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