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Law and Technology Symposium 2017

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Come join us at the first annual JOLTT Law and Technology Symposium. Experts from a variety of technology and legal backgrounds will be on hand to discuss various topics and answer questions in the Eidman Courtroom. Topics include: Cyborg Rights and the Third Party Doctrine, Autonomous Vehicles, Body Cameras and Police Surveillance, and Russian Hacking and Election Integrity. Date and Time: Friday, Sept. 29, 10am – 3pm Location: Eidman Courtroom, University of Texas School of Law; 727 E Dean Keeton St, Austin, Texas 78705 Please RSVP on the Facebook event to reserve a lunch. This event will be recorded. Cyborg Rights…

“The world still looks to California”: The CalECPA as a Model Step for Privacy Reform in the Digital Age

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“The world still looks to California” The CalECPA as a Model Step for Privacy Reform in the Digital Age by Abby Wolf * INTRODUCTION  “In circumstances involving dramatic technological change, the best solution to privacy concerns may be legislative… A legislative body is well situated to gauge changing public attitudes, to draw detailed lines, and to balance privacy and public safety in a comprehensive way.” — Justice Alito, in his concurrence to United States. v. Jones[1]  “We can pioneer the new technologies that emphasize quality over quantity and we can make the tools to lift millions out of poverty and ignorance. The world…

New Executive Board, 2017-18

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Congrats to the new JOLTT Executive Board for the 2017-18 school year! Editor-in-Chief: Tyler Oubre Web Editor-in-Chief: Brendon Liam Walsh Assistant EIC: Sam Higginbotham VP Content Development: Justin Laden Directors of Content Development: Sam Higginbotham, Zeyi Lin, Brendon Liam Walsh, Sarah Hampton Tech Director: Zeyi Lin VP Membership: Sam Higginbotham Directors of Membership: Zeyi Lin, Hayley Ostrin, Sarah Hampton VP Outreach: Hayley Ostrin (Grad & Legal), Zeyi Lin (Undergrad & Tech) Directors of Outreach: Brendon Walsh, Sam Higginbotham, Sarah Hampton

Law Firm Cybersecurity: Commensurate with Capital

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LAW FIRM CYBERSECURITY: COMMENSURATE WITH CAPITAL by Benjamin Bolin[1] In an age of digital crime, law firms are looking for solutions to protect their client’s data. However, traditional conversations on law firm cybersecurity have failed to recognize the solutions necessary are commensurate with a law firm’s size. Current standards for attorney client privilege explain lawyers must take reasonable measures determined by the amount of resources available. Neglecting to recognize the relationship between resources and solutions can lead to liability and inefficient spending. This comment discusses a full picture of the cybersecurity landscape for law firms, explicitly acknowledging the expectations, requirements, and…

Roundtable Discussion: Fake News and Social Media

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From February 9, 2017: the Journal of Law and Technology at Texas presents a roundtable discussion on fake news and social media. The speakers include Texas Tribune Co-Founder and Executive Editor Ross Ramsey, In-House Counsel to Dell and Professor of Law and Social Media at UT Law Ryan Garcia, and former Facebook employee on Operationalization of Legal Procedures Warren Hanes. Moderated by Journal of Law and Technology at Texas Founder Alex Shahrestani.

From Immunity To Regulation: Turning Point Of Internet Intermediary Regulatory Agenda

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From Immunity To Regulation: Turning Point Of Internet Intermediary Regulatory Agenda Kai Jia[1] Abstract After twenty years’ golden time for Internet intermediaries, who were offered immunity and “safe harbor” protection from liability for the illegal content originated with third-parties, recent cases saw a possible turning point towards more regulation imposed on them. Both in the U.S. and the EU, the courts started to be careful to provide broad protection for Internet intermediaries, who had become dominant platforms instead of fragile new means of communication they used to be. Before we adopt any reform, a comprehensive understanding of the rationales to support…

Automating Surgery: The Law of Autonomous Surgical Robots

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Automating Surgery: The Law of Autonomous Surgical Robots by David Britton* Autonomous surgical robots will soon operate on patients.  Robots will use sensors to measure patients’ physiology and pathologies, use that information to plan how to complete the necessary surgical actions, and execute those plans by physically moving surgical tools–all without direct human control.  These emerging surgical robots pose new questions for the legal and regulatory regimes surrounding medical devices and the practice of medicine. This paper builds on a growing body of legal scholarship about Robot Law to examine the legally-disruptive potential of robots in surgery.  The United States…