TechLaw Institute 2016: The Digital Evolution

Hosted By: Practising Law Institute

Why You Should Attend

We are in the midst of a Digital Evolution. Technology is evolving at a rapid pace, leapfrogging existing laws and regulations. Traditional businesses grapple with disruptive and “sharing” technologies on a daily basis. The virtual and mobile workplace is presenting new and unique challenges for employers. Data security has become the foremost concern for C-suite executives. The Internet has spread beyond computers and handheld devices to create an ecosystem of “things.” New technologies are impacting the way law is practiced and also the ethical challenges we face as lawyers. Marketing, advertising and social media are particularly exposed to the sea-changes in technology.

Courts, clients and colleagues expect lawyers to stay abreast of this evolution. Clients in particular demand sophisticated counsel who provide insight and value to help them solve their technology-related issues and grow their technology-reliant businesses.

This year’s TechLaw Institute 2016: The Digital Evolution will provide attendees with the information they need to serve their clients in this ever-changing environment. Attendees will learn about security issues affecting new technology; legal issues raised by the emerging “Internet of Things”, as well as by disruptive and sharing technologies. Our speakers will share how companies can exploit all of the marketing possibilities that social media sites offer, while at the same time managing attendant risks. Hear from industry experts how big data is driving the digital economy, and from regulators who will explain how these initiatives can threaten consumer rights and privacy. You will hear about the virtual workspace, and how companies are grappling with the security, compliance, and employment issues that come with it. Experts will also address ethical issues raised by new technology, and how that technology is altering the practice of law.

What You Will Learn

  • Issues relating to big data and data analytics
  • The emerging Internet of Things, and how it may change the legal landscape
  • Disruptive and sha​ring technologies and their impact on the legal landscape
  • How the virtual workspace is changing business
  • How hackers attack corporate computer systems and how to respond
  • Recent developments in technology litigation
  • The impact of new technologies on legal ethics
  • How technology is changing the way we practice law


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