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Privacy by Design: Building a Privacy Policy People Actually Want to Read

Privacy by Design: Building a Privacy Policy People Actually Want to Read By Richard Mabey, CEO of Juro, the end-to-end contract management platform.

“We’ve been banging on about legal design at Juro for some time now. So, when it came to updating our privacy policy ahead of GDPR it was important to us from the get-go that our privacy policy was not simply a compliance exercise. Legal documents should not be written by lawyers for lawyers; they should be useful, engaging and designed for the end user. But it seemed that we weren’t the only ones to think this. When we read the regulations, it turned out the EU agreed. Article 12 mandates that privacy notices be “concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible”. Legal design is not just a nice to have in the context of privacy; it’s actually a regulatory imperative. With this mandate, the team at Juro set out with a simple aim: design a privacy policy that people would actually want to read. Here’s how we did it…”

Crowdsourcing & Data Analytics: The New Settlement Tools

Chao, Bernard and Robertson, Christopher T. and Yokum, David V., Crowdsourcing & Data Analytics: The New Settlement Tools (April 30, 2018). U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3171186 “In the jury trial rights, the State and Federal Constitutions recognize the fundamental value of having laypersons resolve civil and criminal disputes.… Continue Reading

When to Praise the Machine: The Promise and Perils of Automated Transactional Drafting

Foster, William E. and Lawson, Andrew, When to Praise the Machine: The Promise and Perils of Automated Transactional Drafting (April 11, 2018). South Carolina Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3160981 “Recent technological innovations hold the promise of streamlining legal research, managing massive due diligence projects, efficiently constructing contractual provisions, and analyzing inconceivably large quantities… Continue Reading

GAO Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits

Government Efficiency and Effectiveness: Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits. GAO-18-498T: Published: Apr 26, 2018. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2018. “Every year, we identify and report on federal agencies, programs, and initiatives with fragmented, overlapping, or duplicative goals or activities; and ways to reduce costs or enhance revenue. The… Continue Reading

What are the ten most cited sources on Wikipedia? Let’s ask the data.

Wikimedia: “Citations are the foundation of Wikipedia’s reliability: they trace the connection between content added by our community of volunteer contributors and its sources. For readers, citations provide a mechanism to validate and check for themselves that what Wikipedia says is sound and trustworthy: they act as a gateway towards a broader ecosystem of reliable… Continue Reading

What Extremely Warm Winters Mean for the Future of the Arctic

“In an interview with Yale Environment 360, polar scientist Mark Serreze talks about the rapid changes he has witnessed over more than three decades of working in the Arctic and the future stability of the region if temperatures continue to climb…Serreze discusses how he and his colleagues gradually began to accept that human carbon emissions… Continue Reading

Survey – LA and Washington D.C. Commuters Log Most Hours on the Road

“Are you a cranky commuter or do you use your time behind the wheel to zen out? Cars.com™ conducted a survey of commuters nationwide and zeroed in on motorist behaviors in five major metropolitan areas. The survey reveals commuter behavior on the road.  With the average commuting time totaling 21-23 minutes nationwide, which is even… Continue Reading

OCLC Research’s Merrilee Proffitt Shows How Libraries Can Leverage Wikipedia

OCLC: “In Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge, published by ALA Editions, Merrilee Proffitt of OCLC Research shows how libraries can contribute to Wikipedia to improve content quality and make library services more visible. The vision statement of the Wikimedia Foundation states, “Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the… Continue Reading

Google Duplex: An AI System for Accomplishing Real-World Tasks Over the Phone

Google AI Blog: “A long-standing goal of human-computer interaction has been to enable people to have a natural conversation with computers, as they would with each other. In recent years, we have witnessed a revolution in the ability of computers to understand and to generate natural speech, especially with the application of deep neural networks… Continue Reading

Paper – Support Your Data: A Research Data Management Guide for Researchers

Support Your Data: A Research Data Management Guide for Researchers. John A Borghi, Stephen Abrams, Daniella Lowenberg, Stephanie Simms, John Chodacki. Research Ideas and Outcomes 4: e26439 doi: 10.3897/rio.4.e26439. Received: 04 May 2018 | Published: 09 May 2018. “Researchers are faced with rapidly evolving expectations about how they should manage and share their data, code,… Continue Reading