“Are we doing things right? The digital transformation of legal operators: vulnerabilities and advantages” is the title of the conference given by Paloma Llaneza, lawyer, systems auditor, security consultant and expert in privacy, data protection, IT law and security, in addition to being CEO of Razona Legaltech, technical director of eiDAS-TI of CERTICAR and founder of The Llaneza Firm.

Paloma participates in the Digital Transformation Module of C1B3RWall Academy 2021, and shares with us her concerns regarding the application of technologies in law.

Lawyers are bound by an obligation of secrecy. Client data are extremely sensitive, and all documentation is available, so law firms have become an easy target (frequent ransomware attacks), where both clients and lawyers may fall victim to extortion.

Legaltech services, which refer to the application of technology to the legal environment with features such as discovery tools, make it possible to read all the information about a company and perform due diligence within two or three weeks. Their use is becoming increasingly common. This also includes the use of artificial intelligence to parameterize the behaviour of the courts.

The problem is that the environments are not secure and the pressure on lawyers to incorporate technology is not accompanied by sufficient instruction that would allow them to prevent potential risks. You can read the full article on News-365.

If you would like to learn about this topic or other issues related to the technological applications and tools and their risks in the legal profession, do not miss the opportunity to enrol in C1b3rWall Academy 2021 for free.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.