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Blockchain: What It Is a Good For? (ICYMI)

Many attorneys have heard of blockchain in the post 2018 January financial pump and dump, but there remains a lack of clarity about whether blockchain is useful for litigation attorneys. An article in Business Law Today details why blockchain may be more useful than attorneys realize, particularly in the areas of: authenticity, integrity, completeness, transparency, and security. ICYMI: Joshua...

California Judge Says Police Cannot Force You to Unlock a Phone Using Your Face or Fingerprint (ICYMI)

In a decision coming out of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge Kandis Westmore says that all unlocks are equal. Previously, the government has argued that biometric locks on smartphones (using one’s face, iris, or fingerprint to unlock a phone) do not tread on the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination. In essence, the argument is that...

Could a Smart Assistant Be the Next Thing to Blow Up You or Your Clients?

What if audio recordings containing highly sensitive information from you or your clients were to be exposed to the public? What if the recordings included thousands of conversations you held from within the presumed privacy of your office during litigation? Sound far-fetched? A breaking story coming out of Germany highlights the potential risks of keeping smart assistants like Google's Home...

Are Artificially Intelligent Digital Assistants Risky? Why Litigators Should Be Cautious

If you have an artificial-intelligence-driven digital assistant in your office, you might want to consider moving client meetings and litigation strategy sessions to another location. Researchers have recently hacked digital assistants using white noise and subliminal messages hidden in audio files to remotely control devices for search and listening purposes. With this in mind, is the...

Protecting attorney-client privilege across the border: what you need to know about U.S. border searches of electronic devices

Attorneys are likely to carry at least one electronic device containing attorney work product and confidential client information. While attorneys always have a duty to protect this information, crossing international borders makes this duty a bit more complicated. For those attorneys who cross borders, this post provides a quick summary of the current Department of Homeland Security, Customs and...

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