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Category Archives: E-Records

How Courts Embraced Technology, Met the Pandemic Challenge, and Revolutionized Their Operations

Pew – “What the changes mean for the millions of people who interact with the civil legal system each year—and what remains to be done…To begin to assess whether, and to what extent, the rapid improvements in court technology undertaken in 2020 and 2021 made the civil legal system easier to navigate, The Pew Charitable Trusts examined pandemic-related emergency orders issued by the supreme courts of all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The researchers supplemented that review with an analysis of court approaches to virtual hearings, e-filing, and digital notarization, with a focus on how these tools affected litigants in three of the most common types of civil cases: debt claims, evictions, and child support…”

Considering the challenges that face shuttered newspapers with decades or even centuries of material to preserve

Tedium – Dead on Archival: “…Newspapers and print journalism in general have been dying a slow death for more than 20 years now. While causes and the current state of the industry are very much in debate, there is little argument that print journalism is currently in a dire state. The Hussman School of Journalism… Continue Reading

Twitter bans sharing ‘private’ images and videos without consent

Engadget – “Twitter has expanded its private information policy to include media, banning users from sharing photos or videos of a private individual without their permission. The company notes that tweeting such images can violate someone’s privacy and potentially lead to harm against them. Beginning today, we will not allow the sharing of private media,… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 28, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 28, 2021 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

Amazon Web Services (AWS): A cheat sheet

TechRepublic: “The rise of cloud computing provides businesses the ability to quickly provision computing resources without the costly and laborious task of building data centers, and without the costs of running servers with underutilized capacity due to variable workloads. Amazon Web Services was the first large vendor of easily affordable cloud infrastructure and services, and… Continue Reading

We’re Making the Facebook Papers Public

Gizmodo – Here’s Why and How – “Independent experts from NYU, UMass Amherst, Columbia, Marquette, and the ACLU are partnering with Gizmodo to responsibly publish this historic leak. In one of Silicon Valley’s largest leaks, a former Facebook product manager slipped financial regulators stacks of documents containing thousands of confidential memos, chat logs, and a… Continue Reading

DoD IG Report – A Review of DoD’s Response to Jan 6 2021 Insurrection

Review of the Department of Defense’s Role, Responsibilities, and Actions to Prepare for and Respond to the Protest and Its Aftermath at the U.S. Capital Campus on January 2021 [Redacted]. November 16, 2021: “…To conduct the review, we assembled a multidisciplinary team of DoD OIG administrative and criminal investigators, evaluators, auditors, and attorneys. We examined… Continue Reading

New ABA Legal Fact Check explores conflict over presidential executive privilege

“A new ABA Legal Fact Check released [November 17, 2021] examines whether a former U.S. president can constitutionally assert executive privilege to block the release of presidential documents held by the National Archives and Records Administration and subpoenaed by Congress. The question of whether former President Donald Trump has a legal basis to block a… Continue Reading

Workplace monitoring is everywhere. Here’s how to stop algorithms ruling your office

ZDNet – A new report lays out five recommendations to protect us from the rapid rise of automated workplace-monitoring and decision-making tools…The group’s report, The New Frontier: Artificial Intelligence at Work, came as the European Commission’s Joint Research Council published separate research on electronic monitoring and surveillance in the workplace. It too found that explosive growth… Continue Reading