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Why is business intelligence important for legal firms and why should you care?
Fri 26 Aug 2022
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bi
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big data
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data analytics
As the age-old adage goes; “if you can’t measure it you can’t manage it”. In the absence of reliable data, firms are flying blind and effectively making decisions on a whim.
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Appian Low-Code Platform helps MinterEllison with automated practices
Thu 25 Aug 2022
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app development
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low-code
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workflow solutions
Appian has announced that it has assisted Australian Law firm MinterEllison with automating its business process management system on the Appian Low-Code Platform.
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Cybercrime in Aotearoa: How does New Zealand law define it?
Thu 23 Jun 2022
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ddos
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dark web
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cybersecurity
‘Cybercrime’ is a term we hear all the time, but what exactly is it, and how does New Zealand define it in legal terms?
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It's time for Kiwis to define the meaning of digital identity in Aotearoa
Thu 28 Oct 2021
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cybersecurity
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nz government
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law
In late September the Government introduced a new bill to parliament that would fundamentally pave the way for digital Identity for citizens in Aotearoa, New Zealand. 
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Innovating legal: Why now & how intelligent automation can help
Wed 19 Aug 2020
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contact centre
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martech
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chatbots
A wave of innovation is impacting every aspect of the legal profession, as the sector becomes more client-centred and future-focused.
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How to keep true, accurate records for legal compliance
Tue 23 Jun 2020
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printing
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document management
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ecm
Failing to capture true and accurate records can lead to companies being in breach of the law, as well as the risk of breaching contracts with clients.
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ComCom warns Becextech for breaches against Fair Trading Act
Thu 28 May 2020
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commerce commission
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law
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online retail
ComCom accuses Becextech of a number of breaches, including false price claims.
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New tech startup looks to help lawyers and finance pros
Thu 28 May 2020
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
StructureFlow has launched to market, dubbing itself as a tech startup with the mission of helping lawyers and finance professionals visualise complex legal structures and transactions.
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Thomson Reuters takes law research solution up a notch
Mon 24 Feb 2020
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law
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cloud portal
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legal
The new version of Westlaw aims to assist legal practitioners in boutique firms by speeding up the often time-consuming research process.
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UK's cybersecurity laws 'crying out for reform'
Wed 29 Jan 2020
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cloud
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hyperscale
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public cloud
"The Computer Misuse Act is crying out for reform. It needs to be future- and technology-proofed to ensure it can meet the challenges of protecting the embedded internet-based culture we all live in and depend on."
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Meet Rentbot, the chatbot that can help with tenancy law
Mon 10 Dec 2018
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martech
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chatbots
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law
If you find yourself in a tricky situation  - or if you just want to understand your rights as a landlord or tenant, you can now turn to a chatbot for help.
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IP theft: A global issue catching NZ businesses off guard
Wed 21 Nov 2018
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law
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delta insurance
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intellectual property
“We have this incredible record of innovation in New Zealand. But our innovative businesses haven’t always been meticulous in shoring up their IP."
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South Island law firm recognised by UN for gender equality
Mon 10 Sep 2018
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law
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united nations
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gender equality
A South Island legal startup that has successfully conquered much of the South Island has been recognised by the United Nations.
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Australia's law firms facing 'serious but not insurmountable' cyber flaws
Tue 29 May 2018
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cloud
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data protection
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encryption
"Trials could also be affected if key documents related to arguments are inaccessible due to a ransomware attack."
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Mobile trader fines hit $1.56m with $330k for Mobile Shop
Mon 30 Apr 2018
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commerce commission
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law
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mobile trader
Auckland-based Mobile Shop pleaded guilty to 24 charges, 12 under the Fair Trading Act and 12 under the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act.
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Clyde & Co appoints Sydney-based cybersecurity partner
Thu 19 Apr 2018
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cybersecurity insurance
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cybersecurity
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gdpr
Clyde & Co expects that breach notification requirements will lead to an increase in demand for specialised advice across Australia this year.
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2018 a 'defining year for privacy', says NZ law firm
Thu 12 Apr 2018
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data protection
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law
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data privacy
“The rise in use of ‘big data’ technologies will continue to present both opportunities and challenges for business and in government in 2018."
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While the AU govt praises the new US Cloud Act, others aren't so welcoming
Tue 10 Apr 2018
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law
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data sharing
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australian government
"Timely access to electronic data held by communications service providers is an essential component of government efforts to protect public safety."
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Australian law firm builds hybrid cloud strategy on Nutanix OS
Fri 6 Apr 2018
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cloud
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devops
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hybrid cloud
“Our IT teams are genuinely happier - they’re not fighting fires, staying late or over the weekends to fix bugs and outages."
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Singapore hackathon triumphs 'data protection by design'
Mon 12 Mar 2018
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data protection
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law
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singapore personal data protection commission
Data protection by design considers the protection of personal data from the earliest possible design stage, and throughout the operational lifecycle.
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AU Govt warned to take hard look in mirror after UK 'Snooper's Charter' ruled illegal
Thu 1 Feb 2018
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surveillance
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law
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digital rights watch
This week the UK Court of Appeal ruled that surveillance under the UK Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act was illegal.
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Where to focus your threat protection strategies this year
Tue 23 Jan 2018
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malware
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ransomware
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ai
Some might think that by now organisations would have come to a point where they are a step ahead of criminals.
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Auckland District Law Society gets behind digital alternative to paper signing
Wed 6 Dec 2017
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digital signage
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pro av
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law
Secure Signing offers a digital alternative to traditional paper signing.
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Are you ready for the new Australian NDB regulations?
Tue 5 Dec 2017
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firewall
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network management
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ai
Immature governance, risk and compliance investments by majority of Aussie organisations are inadequate to support NDB requirements.
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