Legal

AI judges, law firm automation software, the cultural movements destined to reshape future laws—this page covers the trends and news that will influence the evolution and practice of law.

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https://www.zdnet.com/article/snoopers-charter-expansive-new-spying-powers-becomes-law/
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ZDnet
The law forces UK internet providers to store browsing histories -- including domains visited -- for one year, in case of police investigations.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/right-repair-laws-eu-directive-us-breakdown-white-goods-a8719661.html
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The Independent
‘Right to repair’ legislation aims to alleviate waste and make products easier to fix
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https://medium.com/calendar/how-legal-tech-companies-are-re-shaping-the-legal-world-f48e04aa4531
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Medium
Legal tech includes software and other tools that help attorneys and their support staff to provide legal services to clients. Many new applications empower reputable firms to improve their…
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-food-waste-law-supermarkets-a6931681.html
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Independent
'We are making it more convenient for companies to donate than to waste'
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhgaJI3sOMA
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PBS NewsHour
A third of the world's food goes to waste, but France is attempting to do something about it. Since 2016, large grocery stores in the country have been banne...
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-ab5-will-affect-much-more-than-uber/
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CBSNews
Proposed law could change the working lives of truckers, house cleaners, janitors and even freelance writers
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https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/295827
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Entrepreneur
First generation robots worked in factories. Second generation robots are preparing for white-collar professions. Sort of like people.
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Social media companies have ignited debate among US legal scholars about whether the First Amendment should apply to social media.
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https://abovethelaw.com/legal-innovation-center/2019/09/25/bringing-art-school-to-law-school-can-legal-design-change-the-practice-of-law/
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Above The Law
A discussion of legal design's impact and potential.
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https://cphpost.dk/?p=115067
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CPH Post
Political parties enshrined in law Denmark’s commitment to set milestone targets on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Parliament passes climate law to cut emissions by 70 percent by 2030
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https://thenextweb.com/us/2016/01/21/40-countries-are-working-on-killer-robots-and-theres-no-law-to-say-how-we-use-them/
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The Next Web
Despite calls for a ban made by people like Elon Musk, the chairman of British weapons manufacturer BAE, said that 40 countries are working on this tech.
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https://blockpublisher.com/anti-bitcoin-and-crypto-law-indian-government-passing-bill-to-ban-cryptocurrencies/
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Block Publisher
The Indian government has just set up an inter-ministerial committee for consultation on banning bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. “Banning of Crypt
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https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252475371/Stanford-University-finds-that-AI-is-outpacing-Moores-Law
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ComputerWeekly
Every three months, the speed of artificial intelligence computation doubles, according to Standford University’s 2019 AI Index report.
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https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-new-zealand-passes-law-aiming-for-net-zero-carbon-emissions-by-2050/
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The Globe and Mail
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she hopes the law means the next generation will see that New Zealand was ‘on the right side of history’
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https://singularityhub.com/2020/06/08/computing-power-can-keep-growing-as-moores-law-winds-down-heres-how/
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Singularity Hub
It’s going to be increasingly important to refocus computer scientists’ efforts on optimizing all elements of the computing stack for performance.
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https://singularityhub.com/2016/09/08/ray-kurzweil-accelerating-tech-is-making-old-intellectual-property-laws-obsolete/
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Singularity Hub
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https://www.cnet.com/news/ibms-quantum-computing-ambitions-get-exponential-like-moores-law/
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CNET
You may not understand qubits, but you can certainly tell that scoring 16 is twice as good as scoring 8.
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https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/court-mostly-upholds-controversial-quebec-secularism-law-exempts-english-school-boards-1.5394364
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Montreal CTV News
Quebec's secularism law, Bill 21, has been upheld by the province's Superior Court, with two exceptions: it won't apply to English school boards or to members of the provincial legislature. Premier Legault said he wasn't happy with the ruling and the province will appeal.
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https://ark-invest.com/analyst-research/wrights-law-predicts-teslas-gross-margin/
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Ark Invest
Based on a model powered by Wright’s Law, we forecast that the Model 3’s gross margin could double to more than 30% within the next 18 months.
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https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190607/19080142353/amazon-law-enforcement-joining-forces-to-turn-your-front-door-into-integral-part-surveillance-state.shtml
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Techdirt
Amazon wants you to be part of its dish network. Yes, it's a play on words (and not a good one!). This network springs from...
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/18/shiori-ito-symbol-of-japans-metoo-movement-wins-lawsuit-damages
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The Guardian
Civil court rules in favour of reporter, two years after she alleged a bureau chief date-raped her