Practical Advice

What Will Be Tech’s Hot Topics in 2018 and Beyond? Our Predictions

Published: Jan. 10, 2018

Updated: Oct. 05, 2020

Technology is always changing, and the law sometimes struggles to keep pace. This can lead to more questions than answers for organizations trying to make use of innovative or evolving tools, while navigating a legal gray zone in which risks need to be managed with particular care. Fast-paced technological change can also lead to the application of outdated, “analog” laws to high-tech, “digital” issues. At the same time, legal evolutions can trigger changes in technology, or at least the way organizations make use of it. We asked the lawyers here at ZwillGen what changes in technology or the tech law landscape they expect will make the biggest waves in 2018 and beyond. Here are six of our picks for “the next big thing.”