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infolaw was established in 1991. We publish the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, the Internet for Lawyers CPD competence service, the Lawfinder legal resources catalogue and supply a range of third party precedents. We provide publishing, social media and advertising services to the legal sector. Our products and services are used by nearly 2,000 law firms, corporate legal departments, solicitors, barristers, academics, law publishers and suppliers to the legal industry.

This website was established in 1995 – the first UK legal information service on the web. infolaw remains a leading UK legal web gateway, maintaining high Google ranks and reputation scores and attracting visits from across and beyond the legal sector.

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Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are part of the Ethereum blockchain. Ethereum is a cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin), but in addition to supporting the market value of the currency, NFTs have been designed also to store their own totally unique digital information. Although this information could take almost any form – designs, music, serious collectables – by far the greatest application of NFTs so far has been within the art world. NFTs have enjoyed enormous publicity over the last few months.…
Cybersecurity for Lawyers is a wiki from Neil Brown of internet, tech and telecoms law firm decoded.legal. It’s a primer for lawyers on practical cybersecurity for law firms. Straightforward, no fuss, detailed but easy to follow advice – for example this on passwords. Lawtomated is a collaborative learning resource aimed at lawyer and non-lawyer alike interested in, using or wanting to understand legaltech. It is staffed by legaltech professionals, including lawyers, legaltech entrepreneurs,…
Sunburst: a moment of reckoning Towards the end of 2020, the National Security Agency (NSA) issued a warning, claiming that “Russian state-sponsored malicious cyber actors” had essentially hacked into a piece of network management software belonging to SolarWinds, which was installed on networks belonging to US government agencies and almost all Fortune 500 companies. Following discovery of this hack, dubbed Sunburst, the US department of Homeland Security promptly ordered all federal agencies to disconnect…
As lockdown slowly eases, hopefully for the final time, it remains unclear to what extent the changes to the world of work forced on us by the pandemic are here to stay. Although the Government wants to encourage people back into their workplaces, two thirds of employers are planning to retain a significant degree of remote working. Sectors such as banking, accountancy, legal services and tech seem likely to be at the forefront of the…
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few years, it’s been hard to miss the rise of the so-called “influencer”. An influencer, is typically thought of as a person who has built up a sizable social media following, which lends them the power to affect the purchasing decisions of others. They have usually amassed their following as a result of carving a niche online, or by having knowledge or expertise on a…
We discussed in the first article in this series how our internet service provider (ISP) connects us to the internet. Here we look at how we connect to each other and our ISP and what other technologies are at work influencing our internet connectivity and experience. Modems and routers A modem (modulator-demodulator) converts data from a digital format, intended for communication directly between devices, into one suitable for a transmission medium. Most commonly, modems turn…
Australia announced its News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code in 2020. The aim of the code is to force specified digital platforms (currently Google and Facebook) to pay news media outlets (notably the Murdoch press) in respect of any links hosted on these platforms which point to news content. At first this may seem strange; why should news websites get compensation as a result of receiving more traffic from links? It seems the…
Uber drivers have by the company been treated as fully self employed contractors, as opposed to workers or employees. Uber has always argued that it merely provides a software platform rather than running a fully fledged taxi service – similar to the stance of social media companies that they are platforms rather than publishers. But the denial of responsibility by Big Tech is beginning to wear thin. The UK Supreme Court has now ruled, in…
The latest policy initiative to come out of the European Union towards the provision and regulation of digital services in the market place is the Digital Services Act (DSA) and its sister piece of legislation – the Digital Markets Act (DMA) – which seeks to build upon , expand and evolve the reach of the EU in the data world which was initially predicated upon the E–Commerce Directive 2000. The legislation The DSA specifically: addresses…
Big changes here at infolaw Towers! The Internet Newsletter for Lawyers is now an online-only publication. The Newsletter has been published bi-monthly in print and pdf since the late 90s and online on the infolaw website since 2007. But the time has come for us to concentrate our efforts on our online services. We have the same commitment to the quality of our content and will continue publishing the range of quality articles that you’ve…