— October 17, 2018 — October 17, 2018

Your weekly rundown of legal tech news.


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iPhone users can now instruct Siri to record police interactions, an Internet Bill of Rights is drafted, and the Stanford Legal Design Lab and the Suffolk LIT Lab just launched a game which trains a machine-learning algorithm to spot legal issues.   



Stanford and Suffolk University have launched a game called “Learned Hands”. The game takes 75,000 legal questions posted on Reddit and asks the user to determine what the issue is. The goal is to train artificial intelligence to spot legal issues.

David Colarusso, director of Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Lab, hypothesizes that using A.I. to learn common legal taxonomy (as opposed to official legal terms) is a step towards bridging the gap between clients and attorneys.

Read more here and play here.

“Siri, I’m getting pulled over.” A new shortcut (automated script) for iPhones can automatically record the police when you’re getting pulled over.

But we’re left wondering - how legal is this?

The answer is - it depends. Jarno Vanto, privacy attorney at Polsinelli, says it depends on whether the officer has a reasonable expectation of privacy. “[C]ertain environments and certain circumstances have an expectation of privacy; they don’t specifically carve out law enforcement officers from the scope of those laws. But when a law enforcement officer is carrying out his or her public duty to enforce the law, there’s a limited expectation of privacy.”

Read more here and here.

Representative Ro Khanna’s (D - CA) proposed Internet Bill of Rightswas drafted last week in response to the recent massive data breachesand privacy concerns nationwide.

On top of privacy issues, Khanna directly addresses net neutrality controversies, asserting that Americans, “...have the right to access and use the internet without internet service providers blocking, throttling, engaging in paid prioritization or otherwise unfairly favoring content, applications, services or devices.”

Read more here and here.



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