EMERGING TECHNOLOGY PROJECT
There are three parts to the Project which shall be submitted on or before the date and time indicated on your Syllabus.
The student shall:
Locate a web site or site which reports on the technology
Prepare a written presentation of that web site to the instructor
Provide information regarding the purpose, information available, applicability to the legal profession and ease of use; why is the information important, how can we use the information to protect ourselves and our clients; who to contact if we want more information
Presentation shall be no longer than five (5) pages in length and may be in the format of a written paper and/or power point
Summary of presentation and the additional Parts II and III shall be submitted to instructor.
Some suggested sites:
www.avansic.com/casestudies – online library of sources; case studies
In addition, there are numerous articles that you can review and use or may give you some additional ideas, which relates to cyber-bullying, FBI Face Recognition Program, Metadata, Redacting, E-Discovery, Florida E-Mail Rules and E-Filing.
YOU MAY SELECT YOUR OWN SITE THE FOREGOING ARE SUGGESTIONS ONLY!!
After reviewing, “Digital Life After Death”, draft a provision to be included in a Last Will and Testament that would cover devising and/or disposing of digital data. You need to be specific (i.e. the type of data, who is responsible for disposal, etc).
It is important that a law firm disclose and have a client acknowledge the specific types of electronic media that will be used. In addition, the client should acknowledge and approve the potential risks in the use. Create/modify/revise a provision for a Retainer Agreement that would provide disclosure, approval and acknowledgement of the types of “electronic media” that will be used by the firm for the client’s case. Be specific as to what types of media, for what purposes and safe guards being utilized to protect the client’s confidentiality.
Sample Generic Provision: (For your information and reference only)
We recognize that technology is ever-evolving and that electronic communications can not be fully protected from unauthorized interception. In addition, human error may at times result in electronic communications being sent in error. Nevertheless, for efficiency purposes we may transmit information, including information of a confidential nature by email to you unless you request us not to.