In October 2018, California passed the Bolstering Online Transparency Act (BOT Act), which prohibits online bots from hiding their identities in order to appear as a human user. The human-like persona is used to deceive California residents about matters involving sales and political elections.
As the world continues to evolve electronically, it oftentimes seems like the courts take longer to catch up. This past December lawmakers took another step into the digital age by amending Federal Rule of Evidence (“FRE”) 902. This rule makes certain categories of evidence “self-authenticating,” which means that evidence can be admitted at trial without a live witness testifying that it is genuine.read more
The Sedona Conference, a nonprofit dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy, released its Data Privacy Primer in January 2018. The Working Group on Data Security and Privacy Liability, one of the sections of the Sedona Conference working to create best practices and guidelines for the legal community, developed the primer to identify and comment on trends in data security and privacy law, helping organizations prepare for and respond to data breaches, and the legal community assess questions of liability and damages.read more
President Trump campaigned on reversing many Obama-era policies, and he is making good on his promises. The uncertainty of which major regulatory changes are in the pipeline is certainly keeping the legal community on its toes. To date, the President has signed 51 Executive Orders and three congressional resolutions into law. Below are three policy changes that will impact the practice of law. Read on to learn how these changes may affect you.read more