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The UK Government launched the NHS Test and Trace service on 28 May 2020 in England and Scotland, with Wales following on 1 June; Northern Ireland already has its own system. However, there is one glaring omission: the smartphone app. Although initially there was much fanfare about the production of an app by NHSX to track the spread of Covid and warn individuals who may have been exposed, following a pilot on the Isle of…
On 23 March 2020, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced a strict lockdown due to Covid-19 that immediately affected many businesses throughout the UK, including law firms. His announcement was that you should only leave home to go to work “where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home”. Most lawyers took the message to mean that they should shut their offices and work from home. Of course, we could all see it…
Alex Heshmaty asks Joanne Frears, partner at Lionshead Law, and Will Richmond-Coggan, partner at Freeths, about the implications of various emergency measures being taken by the government in the fight against Covid-19 – many of which are enabled by technology. How tech is being used AH. How is technology being used by states in the fight against Coronavirus? JF. It’s hard to think that the use of technology named after an 11th century Danish king…
Technology based training is nothing new but the tools and techniques we now use are considerably evolved compared to decades ago. Since its early days in the 1970s technology based training has provided a flexible and cost-effective way of meeting people’s re-skilling objectives. Under recent conditions, with most of the population working from home due to Covid-19, it has become an essential component in business continuity. Early on, technology based training was largely undertaken by…
There has been a lot of debate about the thorny issue of automated facial recognition in public spaces (see Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, October 2019). Much of the criticism has been levelled at the spectre of surveillance creep and the danger of creating a Big Brother state (which has arguably already happened in China with their social credit system). The Coronavirus pandemic has led to governments around the world taking draconian measures which…
Zoom – Just One Look and My Heart Went Boom Despite the fact that video conferencing is a very small part of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) and how best to mediate online, Fat Larry’s 1980s hit seems to have been taken to heart by mediators who, anxious not to delay mediations due to the Covid-19 lockdown, have, after “just one look” fallen rapidly in love with the Zoom video conferencing platform. Just as falling in…
Can technology improve our health and transform healthcare? A whole panoply of tech companies are working on a range of products and services which aim to answer these questions in the affirmative. The burgeoning industry which has been dubbed “medtech” has already led to some fascinating (and controversial) partnerships, perhaps most notably involving Google Deepmind being granted access to NHS patient data. It has been estimated that the medical device and technology sector could be…
The dreaded Covid-19 is causing panic, and as digital marketers, we may be facing leaner times as our businesses are putting a laser focus on profitability, and ensuring every cost gives the great return on investment. Businesses are looking more carefully at budgets, making sure we can squeeze every penny of profit out of our investments, and looking for the most cost-effective ways of delivering our products and services. Marketing budgets may appear to be…
Increasingly, the information we need and use every day is stored, accessed and controlled online. We have become accustomed to the convenience and efficiency of being able to access significant swathes of information about ourselves, our business and the world at the tap of a button. Many of us accept that such convenience comes at a cost, with some platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube primarily being funded by advertisers. We understand that, in…
The Coronavirus Act 2020 received Royal Assent 25 March and is at www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2020/7. The Law Society’s Coronavirus advice and updates are here. The Bar Council’s Coronavirus advice and updates are here. As the coronavirus pandemic spreads and courts around the world are closing, Remote Courts Worldwide was launched 30 March. It has been designed to help the global community of justice workers – judges, lawyers, court officials, litigants, court technologists – to…