Keynote: Emerging Technology
Wednesday, November 11, Noon - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Joseph Raczynski, Thomson Reuters
Program description coming soon, stay tuned!
2020 in Review:
A Discussion of Key Privacy and Data Breach Litigation from this Past Year
Thursday, November 12, Noon - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Kate Campbell, Gass Weber Mullins LLC
Program description coming soon, stay tuned!
The Ring Doorbell and the Legal Implications of Distributed Surveillance
Friday, November 13, Noon - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Bruce Boyden, Marquette University Law School
Amazon’s Ring doorbell has attracted a lot of attention, not only from consumers but also from civil liberties groups and privacy advocates. An advertised feature of the doorbell is that video captured by it can be easily shared with the police. This claim makes explicit what is already implicit—that electronic monitoring of outdoor and public spaces has gone viral. This has raised concerns about invasions of the privacy of ordinary visitors, and raised the specter that homeowners’ discriminatory impulses might exacerbate problems of racial profiling by the police.
Regardless of the success or failure of the Ring device, private video surveillance of open spaces is likely to become an even more pressing issue in the years ahead. This session will consider some of the legal ramifications of such devices. What privacy rights of persons caught on doorbell cameras, or similar recording devices, might be implicated? Constitutional provisions and federal statutes such as the Fourth Amendment and the federal Wiretap Act impose few constraints on private recording in open spaces, even if such recordings are later turned over to the police. State laws regulating video recording typically require a reasonable expectation of privacy. But if the individuals whose images are captured are personally identifiable, other privacy laws may become applicable, such as the new California Consumer Privacy Act.
What obligations do the makers of such recording devices have to prevent their misuse? The Federal Trade Commission has brought enforcement actions against device makers that have failed to implement reasonable security measures. Although the FTC’s enforcement capability is limited, states have increasingly taken the lead, both under state unfair trade practices law, and statutes such as California’s new Security of Connected Devices law. Device makers could also be subject to negligence liability, at least to the extent such suits are permitted under their end-user license agreements. Together, these laws require device makers to take reasonable measures to secure devices against malicious intrusion, but it is still too soon to tell whether these laws will be effective.
How Law Firms Can Leverage Web Analytics to Make Data-Driven Decisions
Wednesday, November 18, Noon - 1:00 pm
Presenters: Fred Pike & Amanda Koehler, Northwoods
To get the most out of Google Analytics (GA), proper set-up and constant care and attention are required. While that may sound time-consuming, the payoff of configuring the tool correctly, managing it regularly, and consistently implementing best practices is huge: insightful data that doesn’t just lead to valuable website improvements but also to unique insights with implications for your entire business. Join us to learn all about GA best practices, common implementation pitfalls, key GA data to pay attention to, and how data visualization can help uncover deeper business insights. We’ll also share some Google tools you might not have heard of before but that you should definitely be using. You’ll walk away armed with actionable to-dos that will help your website – and your business - succeed.
How to Manage your Workload – Time, Task, Email & Distraction Management
Thursday, November 19, Noon - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Paul Unger, Affinity Consulting Group
Maintaining focus before COVID-19 was challenging enough. Now we must add in the stresses of working from home, managing social distancing, keeping our families safe, and keeping our practice afloat. Achieving focus during this time can be extremely challenging! Join law practice time management expert, Paul Unger, author of Tame the Digital Chaos – Time, Task, Email & Distraction Management for this one-hour session on how to achieve laser focus and work-life balance in the face of this pandemic.
25 Tech Tips and Tricks
Friday, November 20, Noon - 1:00 pm
Presenters: Olivia Kelley, DeWitt LLP, Jeff Krause & Paul Unger, Affinity Consulting Group
Back by popular demand, the conference closes with our annual Tips and Tricks session. Join three experts as they each present their favorite legal technology and law office management tips in a fun, rapid fire format. With tips on everything from the newest Office 365 features to the latest high-tech gadgets, this session has something for everyone.