Big Data & Cloud Computing

10 ABA Journal Big Data & Cloud Computing articles.

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Department of Justice reportedly opens criminal inquiry into origins of Russia probe

The U.S. Department of Justice’s review of the origins of the Russia probe has shifted from an administrative…

Lawyers are failing at cybersecurity, says ABA TechReport 2019

“The results are shocking and reflect little, if any, positive movement in the past year or even in the past few years,” the article says. “The lack of effort on security has become a major cause for concern in the profession.”

Why scraping publicly available information online isn’t a crime

To criminalize public website scraping castrates an open internet by curtailing access to information, says ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Jason Tashea. This isn’t just an issue for internet startups and academic researchers but also the legal community.

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer found hiding in parents’ closet; ‘fearsome foursome’ law firms named

Bounty hunter helps track down lawyer on the lam

A Connecticut lawyer on the lam was found hiding in a closet in his parents’ home with the help of bounty…

How to prepare yourself and your clients to respond to data breaches

Lawyers James M. Davis and Bradley H. Dlatt break down several steps for how law firms can prepare for security breaches and what to do after they strike.

Clio closes blockbuster investment for $250M; CEO says it’s a ‘historic moment’

Cloud-based practice management company Clio announced a $250 million Series D funding round, one of the largest in the legal technology space.

Clio CEO and co-founder Jack Newton said it’s…

New study adds to debate over racial bias in algorithms widely used in courtrooms
In this data-driven era, if you’ve been arrested it’s increasingly likely the judge deciding whether to send you home or to jail to await trial will consult actuarial math. Specialized algorithms—called risk assessment tools—plumb your history, demographics and other details to spit out a score quantifying how likely you are to commit another crime or to show up at your next hearing. But these tools have come under fire for treating people of color more harshly.
Liberating criminal justice data: How a Florida law provides a blueprint for the nation

In a self-imposed Sisyphean task, the team at Measures for Justice travels the U.S. unearthing, collecting and publishing criminal justice data. Today, Christian Gossett, district attorney for Winnebago County, Wisconsin, says more people are being released quicker pretrial, and he’s working with researchers to improve equity in diversion, thanks to the initial data made available by Measures for Justice.

Vermont’s new consumer protection law could be a harbinger for tech industry

In Vermont, prioritizing online consumer protection means shining a light on the shadowy world of third-party data brokers. A new state law requires increased standards and transparency of these companies that collect, buy or resell consumer data without having a direct relationship with the consumer.

Google Plus’ shutdown brings up ethical, legal questions about companies’ data retention obligations

Data stored in Google’s failed social network raises retention issues, not only for litigation purposes, but also for business continuity. Technologists and attorneys recommend data archival and contractual strategies to avoid losing important data.




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