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emerging technologies for the ass'n of legal administrators


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emerging technologies for the ass'n of legal administrators

  1. 1. emerging technologies ala regional conference 09.25.09 denise howell
  2. 2. 2010 web: not your parents’ communication tool
  3. 3. business educational commercial noncommercial personal sociologically and socioeconomically: efforts to distinguish between arenas and contexts fail
  4. 4. eschew social media if - you’re engaged in criminal acts and prone to be up-front about it... you’re abrasive - people leave you caustic voicemails? death or other unpleasant threats?... you’re likely to disclose confidential information... you’re incapable of expressing yourself in 140 characters or less... you’re incapable of simplicity, directness, and speedy response...
  5. 5. “Be careful what you post on Facebook...” decide how you’re going to present your various selves online Obama uses social media, blends personal and professional, and remains credible
  6. 6. hot spots and implications • security, access issues • “identity hacking” • your own worst enemy: IP protection/licensing, IP infringement, defamation, fraud, regulatory issues, confidentiality, “always on” • 3rd party complications: defamation/harassment (don’t feed the trolls), infringement, your liability for their contributions • global jurisdiction; disparate local legal standards (strategic response decisions; e.g., Turkey, China, Brazil v. India)
  7. 7. How much “cyberspace exceptionalism” (Prof. Goldman) will courts tolerate?
  8. 8. If you’re not, someone is.
  9. 9. paper of record
  10. 10. leaks happen. they tend not to be this funny. crisis response decision tree: get lawyered up, or have fun with it?
  11. 11. Have you never been “networked?”
  12. 12. the accidental hacker (there’s the other kind, too) - no ICANN for social media
  13. 13. you can do plenty of damage without social media confidentiality, ethics, legal obligations are cross-platform have simple policies+training - and quick, direct crisis response
  14. 14. throw it at the wall and...well you know the rest
  15. 15. “emerging technologies” denise howell q&a - discussion slides at
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