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JOLTT Volume 1.1

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The Journal of Law and Technology at Texas is pleased to announce the publication of JOLTT Volume 1.1. It is available to download here.. Table of Contents Article 1                                                                                             1 A Study of the Non-interventionist Model for Regulating Automated Vehicles: A Case Study of Texas Technology By Wendy Wagner and Lisa Loftus-Otway Article 2                                                                                             72 Law Firm Cybersecurity: Commensurate with Capital       By Benjamin Bolin Article 3                                                                                           111 “The World Still Looks to California”: The CalECPA as a Model Step for Privacy Reform in the Digital Age       By Abby Wolf Article 4                                                                                           154…

Blockchain Basics: Legal Implications and Business Viability

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Special thank you to the Graduate Blockchain Society at McCombs for helping JOLTT make this panel happen! See Gordon Bowman, cohost of this event for more information. ************** Come join us for a riveting discussion of blockchains, the blockchain business model, and the legal ramifications surrounding blockchain technology. The panel will be held on 2/13/2018 at 12 pm in TNH 2.140 of the UT Law School. JOLTT Trivia Night at Posse East to follow at 8 pm ( For the panel we’ve assembled Mira Ganor, Brian Hall, and Brian Konradi to help lead this discussion. Mira Ganor Mira Ganor joined…

Unwarranted Surveillance

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The Journal of Law and Technology at Texas (JOLTT – is proud to present the panel Unwarranted Surveillance, featuring Shahid Buttar of Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck of The UT School of Law. Shahid will be visiting Austin as a guest of EFF-Austin, a long-time local affinity group of EFF and a member of their Electronic Frontier Alliance (EFA). Congress recently reauthorized, extended, and expanded NSA surveillance without a judicial warrant requirement to restrain documented (and potentially recurring) abuses. Why does domestic surveillance prompt concerns from across the political spectrum? How does it relate…

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.