New in Artificial Technology, Ethics, and the Practice of Law Jaliz Maldonado

New in Artificial Technology, Ethics, and the Practice of Law

During the last few years, the use of artificial intelligence by law firms has surged. Slow to adopt forward-motion change, the field of law is nevertheless coming around to acknowledging the tremendous power and assistance of Artificial Intelligence (AI), sometimes known as cognitive computing. More lawyers are recognizing that the technology is a formidable tool […]

Privacy Security Attorney Jaliz Maldonado

Why Privacy and Security Should Be The Uppermost Concern On An Attorney’s Mind

Trend-setting California is leading the charge of consumer data privacy protection by unanimously passing the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Passed and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in late June, the act goes into effect January 2020. In a perfect compromise, neither side of the issue is too happy with the act. […]

Law Firm Cybersecurity Efforts are Being Threatened by Efail Jaliz Maldonado

Law Firm Cybersecurity Efforts are Being Threatened by Efail

On May 15 earlier this year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation announced that a team of researchers from two universities in Germany and one university in Belgium had uncovered Efail, a malicious method used to expose email messages in plain text. What they didn’t mention is that the means that they describe to exfiltrate encrypted messages […]

Attorney's Guide To The CLOUD Act and International Privacy Law Jaliz Maldonado

Attorney’s Guide To The CLOUD Act and International Privacy Law

The president signed into law the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act on March 23, 2018. The CLOUD Act was passed in the 2018 omnibus spending bill. There was no committee oversight, no debate, and no public comments. Legislators had less than 24 hours to read, review and approve the 2,232-page omnibus spending bill. […]

Implementation of Blockchain Technology, Tax Attorneys, And The IRS Jaliz Maldonado

Blockchain Technology, Tax Attorneys, And The IRS

Blockchain could very possibly solve many difficulties that face the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Blockchain, the underlying technology of bitcoin, could revolutionize how the IRS conducts business. In revolutionizing how the IRS conducts business, it stands to reason that how tax attorneys conduct business would also be revolutionized. Blockchain Background According to Deloitte, “it is […]

Jaliz Maldonado Senate Passes CRA to Restore FCC Net Neutrality

Senate Passes CRA to Restore FCC Net Neutrality

What it means in the net neutrality timeline In a show of where they stand on net neutrality, 49 Democrats and three Republicans joined together for a simple majority in the Senate to pass a resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality, a policy engendered in the 2015 Open Internet Order. […]

The Legal Sector Shakes Hand With The Digital Age Jaliz Maldonado

The Legal Sector Shakes Hand With The Digital Age

  The digital age is an exciting time for most of us. Some of us, of course, is a little nervous at the disruptions that new technologies will bring. There comes a time in every 21st-century lawyer’s life, however, when she or he needs to hop on the Hyperloop to the future. Quantum Computing First, […]

Lawyer's Guide to Understanding The Legal Risks of ICOs

Lawyer’s Guide to Understanding The Legal Risks of ICOs

Where there are profits to be won, lost or stolen, then governments and their rules, regulations, and laws surely follow. So it is with cryptocurrency and ICOs. The first bitcoin appeared on the cyber-scene in 2009 when the anonymous person or group called Satoshi Nakamoto created the first Bitcoin block. Since then, the exchange of […]

Breach Breakdown: Don’t Pull a Facebook

Breach Breakdown: Don’t Pull a Facebook

In late March 2018, the world wide web was shaken up by the news of a massive data breach that occurred three years earlier on Facebook, one of the largest and most widely populated social media platforms in existence. The data breach, perpetuated by UK-based political campaign-driven data collector Cambridge Analytica (CA), was initiated by […]

Law Firms' Guide To Selecting A Cloud-Based Vendor

Law Firms’ Guide To Selecting A Cloud-Based Vendor

Selecting vendors can be a frustrating and complicated process—but it doesn’t have to be. You’ve already got enough to think about while considering the differences in functionality across different products and vendors, and factoring in security is like going through the entire decision-making process all over again! With a few key considerations, though, you can […]

Attorney's Guide to the Unraveling of Cryptocurrency, Article 9 and Bankruptcy

Attorney’s Guide to the Unraveling of Cryptocurrency, Article 9 and Bankruptcy

The use of cryptocurrency is becoming more prevalent throughout the world. Until recently, it has pretty much been an economic free-for-all with little regulation or even definition by governments. As in most matters, however, governments are starting to express themselves on what position cryptocurrency occupies with respect to regulations and law. Cryptocurrency is an example […]