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For all of the positive things that might come from it, I think it’s safe to say this would absolutely happen: “In fact, it’s pretty easy to imagine that happening – Facebook has already noted that users will commonly report content on the platform as ‘false information’ simply because they disagree with the premise of a story, or because they’re intentionally trying to target a particular publisher. And when you also consider the ways in…
David Horrigan writes about the case over on the Relativity blog, where collecting the thumbprint of a 14 year old without notifying the parent violated the states biometric information law (BIPA), and the Court has ruled they could sue without needing to prove he was “harmed” by the data collection. That’s interesting, for sure, but where it gets really interesting is if this ruling gets applied when it comes to data breaches. Should one…
It’s a little slow, but it’s good to see firms starting to get it. “The legal industry has been slow to embrace the trend due to compliance issues, heavy regulation and concerns over client data protection. That is changing, however, with the steady rollout of new technologies, improved security capabilities and wider connectivity. Turnover is another motivating factor. Talent retention is top of mind for many firms and offering remote work benefits can be a competitive…
According to Gallup, things don’t look good for the workplace: 1. 78 percent of employees don’t believe their leaders have a clear direction for the organization. 2. 74 percent of employees don’t believe their organization delivers on promises to customers. 3. 88 percent of employees think their company mishandled their onboarding. 4. 86 percent of employees don’t think their performance review inspired them to improve. 5. Over two-thirds of employees are experiencing burnout. 6. Half…
The Big Four are coming for us law firm folks. “KPMG’s legal services division revenue rose by more than 30 percent in 2018 in a record-setting performance, according to the firm that expects growth to continue in a burgeoning market that’s stoking concerns among traditional law firms about potential competition.” Now I know all of us in the US legal market have been relying on those regulations and state rules mentioned in the article below,…
This should be interesting… “Starting February 28th, Facebook’s “Why am I seeing this?” button in the drop-down menu of feed posts will reveal more than the brand that paid for the ad, some biographical details they targeted and if they’d uploaded your contact info. Facebook will start to show when your contact info was uploaded, if it was by the brand or one of their agency/developer partners and when access was shared between partners. A…
In case you haven’t seen it, there was an article making the rounds recently entitled For Women Job Seekers, Networking Like a Man Isn’t Enough. It involved a study that showed that men are generally successful networking a certain way, and building a certain kind of network, but for women, something else was required: What they found was that men with meaningful connections to influential peers across the student body were 1.5 times more likely…