With Big Data Comes Big Responsibility

Everyone is buzzing about ‘big data’ – and for good reason. It offers tremendous potential for improving decision-making in a variety of areas from security to market research to healthcare. At the same time, there are legitimate concerns about the risks associated with aggregating and analyzing data that is based on personal information. How can we unlock the value in big data while avoiding those risks?

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Is Time Running Out on the Billable Hour?

The Washington Post stopped by ZwillGen to enjoy some wine and discuss the modernization of law firm billing, highlighting the ZwillGen way.

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TimesOpen: Privacy and Personalization

Panel discussion on Personalization & Privacy moderated by Michael Zimbalist, VP of R&D at New York Times, and with panelists: Randall Rothenberg, Colin O’Malley, Edward Felten, Marc Zwillinger, Duncan Watts.

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Review: Mandiant’s Incident Response Conference Day 2

Lisa Branco and Jacob Sommer presented Legal Jujitsu: The Art of Avoiding the Pain Caused by a Breach at Mandiant’s Incident Response Conference (MIRCon) in Alexandria, Virginia. A review of the conference by the SANS Computer Forensic Investigations and Incident Response Blog, including a summary of their presentation.

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Tech Coalition Pushes Rewrite of Online Privacy Law

Marc Zwillinger comments on the need for ECPA reform, noting that the current law penalizes users of cloud computing services by providing less privacy protection for data stored in the cloud than data stored locally.

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School Laptop Spy Case Prompts Wiretap Act Rethink

Marc Zwillinger testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee of Crime and Drugs during a hearing on “video laptop surveillance” urging caution with any law change that would make all silent video communications subject to Wiretap Act rules–as such a change could criminalize surveillance that helps keep children safe.

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