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Tech predictions for the soaring 20s

Tech predictions for the soaring 20s

By Damian Funnell Finally, this century delivers a decade that has a catchy, easy to agree upon moniker. No more ‘two thousands’ (erm... are we talking about – the decade or the millennium?), ‘naughties’, ‘aughts’ or... what do we call the 10s, anyway? Thank you Gregorian calendar for giving us the 20s…
Legal tech roundup

Legal tech roundup

In-house lawyers grappling with AI impact, says Lex Mundi A report from international law firm network Lex Mundi says General Counsel are grappling with how AI technologies are reshaping their companies and the business environment, creating unchartered areas of corporate liability exposure and new regulatory challenges. The report, Big Data and Big…

Email fraud: some very useful advice from CERT

New Zealand law firms continue to be threatened by widespread email fraud in which the fraudsters gain access to an email account and advise clients, or their lawyers, of a change in bank account details. Because it is usually connected to expected payments where time is of the essence –…
Windows 7: Leaving so soon?

Windows 7: Leaving so soon?

Microsoft will withdraw support for Windows 7, its fastest-ever selling version of Windows, on 14 January 2020. No more security patches or other updates from this date, meaning it’s time to upgrade. The history of Microsoft Windows sure has been a strange old rollercoaster ride. It officially started with version 1.0…
Digital forensics: The truth of the matter

Digital forensics: The truth of the matter

Digital forensics is the process of interrogating computer systems to see what they know. A good digital forensics investigation can tell you who did what, and when they did it, with good accuracy. We at Pulse Security specialise in gathering computer and device-based evidence to help paint an accurate picture…

Legal tech in New Zealand: Where’s the disruption?

Legal technology is a burgeoning industry with an enormous and vibrant array of conferences, workshops, hackathons, CLOC events and seminars around the world. Add the word “disruption” and throw in talk of artificial intelligence and robot lawyers and it becomes both exciting and sometimes confusing. In this issue of LawTalk…

Is software eating the law? The world according to Simmonds Stewart

The technology industry is fond of the idiom “software is eating the world”. It paints a picture of technology crashing into every industry, requiring incumbent players to adopt cutting edge technologies or risk getting cast aside by smaller, tech-enabled alternatives. Simmonds Stewart partners Victoria Stewart and Andrew Simmonds have been using…

5G: Big deal or not really

So, 5G is almost upon us. Apparently, it is going to bring us driverless cars, world peace and self-folding washing. Or something like that. But what is 5G and is it really such a big deal? Put simply, 5G is an umbrella term for ‘5th generation’ cellular transmission technologies that use much…

Property transactions and technology

Property lawyers can be slow adopters of technology: exhibit A has for some time been the ADLS/REINZ agreement, which sees security or efficiency (or something) in settlement by fax machine, rather than by a nominated email address. Crystal ball gazing about technology is difficult and dangerous. It is very easy to…
Harmful digital communications

Harmful digital communications

The Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 (HDCA) was intended, among other things, to protect minors from the harm arising from cyberbullying. However, gaps in the process may expose minors to further harm in the course of dealing with a complaint. This article is primarily concerned with the situation where both…
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