The Media and Information Law and Technology Committee identifies, investigates and monitors new technological developments that may change the nature of a barristers work and their practice.
Microsoft Digital Defense Report 2022
Wednesday 30 November 2022
This year's Microsoft Digital Defense Report focuses on the new age of the hybrid war concerning cyber attacks. This report focuses on the activities of cybercriminals, nation state threats, foreign actors and insights and lessons learnt from cyberattacks.
The Future of Speech Recognition
Friday 2 September 2022
As ASR gets better, it can be used effectively in police body cams, to automatically record and transcribe interactions. Keeping a record of important interactions, and perhaps identifying interactions before they become dangerous, could save lives.
Getting things done with data in government
Wednesday 20 July 2022
On 20 July 2022 the Institute for Government and the Legal Education Foundation in the UK have sponsored a conference on ‘Getting things done with data in government’. Speakers included Dr Natalie Byrom, Director of Research at the Legal Education Foundat
Saturday 9 July 2022
After an AI bot wrote a scientific paper on itself, the researcher behind the experiment says she hopes she didn't open a 'Pandora's box'
Countermeasures: the need for new legislation to govern biometric technologies in the UK
Sunday 3 July 2022
The Ada Lovelace Institute has undertaken a three-year programme of public engagement, legal analysis and policy research, to explore the complex ethical challenges raised by biometric technologies.
How mercenary hackers sway litigation battles
Thursday 30 June 2022
A trove of thousands of email records uncovered by Reuters reveals Indian cyber mercenaries hacking parties involved in lawsuits around the world – showing how hired spies have become the secret weapon of litigants seeking an edge.
DAO? More like d’oh!
Thursday 30 June 2022
Decentralized autonomous organizations, common in crypto projects, promise a fairer, more democratic governance structure than a traditional public company. But a few recent incidents have thrown DAOs’ virtues into question.
Chinese hackers use ransomware as decoy for cyber espionage
Wednesday 29 June 2022
Two Chinese hacking groups conducting cyber espionage and stealing intellectual property from Japanese and western companies are deploying ransomware as a decoy to cover up their malicious activities.
Cyber Insurance: Action Needed to Assess Potential Federal Response to Catastrophic Attacks
Tuesday 28 June 2022
Cyber insurance can help offset costs of some common cyber risks, like data breaches or ransomware. But cyber risks are growing. Insurers and the government's terrorism risk insurance may not be able to cover such losses.
The Values Encoded in Machine Learning Research
Thursday 23 June 2022
Few research papers on machine learning justify how a project connects to a societal need (15%) and far fewer discuss negative potential (1%).
Legal profession keen to retain COVID changes to justice system
Tuesday 21 June 2022
The vast majority of solicitors hope that many of the changes to legal practice and the justice system, brought about by COVID-19, will remain a permanent part of their working lives
The Google engineer who thinks the company’s AI has come to life
Monday 13 June 2022
AI ethicists warned Google not to impersonate humans. Now one of Google’s own thinks there’s a ghost in the machine.
People’s Republic of China State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Exploit Network Providers and Devices
Tuesday 7 June 2022
This joint Cybersecurity Advisory describes the ways in which People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-sponsored cyber actors continue to exploit publicly known vulnerabilities in order to establish a broad network of compromised infrastructure.
Artificial intelligence is breaking patent law
Tuesday 31 May 2022
Patent law is based on the assumption that inventors are human; it currently struggles to deal with an inventor that is a machine.
Facial recognition: Clearview AI fined more than £7.5m by the ICO
Thursday 26 May 2022
The UK's Information Commissioner has fined Clearview AI 7.5 million pounds for using images that were collected online to create a global facial recognition database.
Microsoft Word for Lawyers
Wednesday 25 May 2022
Microsoft Word is possibly the most used tool in a lawyer’s toolbox. From drafting depositions to collaborating with teams outside your firm, it’s an amazing tool chock-full of features to help you run your business.
Study on the impact of artificial intelligence on the infringement and enforcement of copyright and designs
Tuesday 24 May 2022
A report by the European Intellectual Property Office
A report and discussion concerning cryptocurrency regulation and forensic tools
Wednesday 11 May 2022
A Q&A moderated by Tamir Maltz, Innovation & Technology Committee
AI is mastering language.
Friday 15 April 2022
Should we trust what it says?
eSafety Commissioner’s new powers commence 23 January 20212
Tuesday 22 February 2022
From 23 January 2022, the Online Safety Act 2021 (Cth) (“the Act”) will commence, giving the eSafety Commissioner additional powers to protect Australian’s online, particularly with social media websites, electronic service providers (i.e., website hosting