Digital Economy Task Force discusses dark side of the information age at US Naval Academy

The article below on the Legal Current blog summarizes a panel discussion at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Last week, the United States Naval Academy hosts the 54th Annual Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC). The focus of this year’s event is “Human Security in the Information Age” – a topic ideally-suited for Thomson Reuters and the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) to present findings of the Digital Economy Task Force (DETF)…read the full post.

 

Thomson Reuters and ICMEC outline key recommendations for the digital economy on Capitol Hill

Steve Rubley, director of the Government segment of Thomson Reuters, welcomes guests to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs meeting.

After the release of the Digital Economy Task Force (DETF) report, Thomson Reuters and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) took their next step recommendations on the future of the digital economy to representatives of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs last Wednesday.

DETF co-chairs Steve Rubley, managing director of the Government segment of Thomson Reuters, and Ernie Allen, president and CEO of ICMEC, and other DETF members convened at the Dirksen Senate Office Building to offer specific recommendations to legislative aides in attendance and promote a regulatory framework around the digital economy while confronting illegal commerce, including money laundering, narcotics, weapons, stolen goods, human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children. Read the full post

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Press conference on recently released report from Digital Economy Task Force

DETF Report ImageOn March 4, 2014, the Digital Economy Task Force (DETF) – sponsored by Thomson Reuters and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) – released its report on the emerging digital economy and recommendations for policy makers, financial institutions, law enforcement and others to encourage its growth while preventing the sexual exploitation of children and other criminal activity.
View the press conference video.

For more information on the Digital Economy, please visit: http://thomsonreuters.com/site/digital-economy/

Thomson Reuters and ICMEC release report outlining opportunities for digital economy

A late winter storm may have shut down Washington, D.C. yesterday, but the National Press Club was abuzz this morning when Thomson Reuters and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) released a new report from the Digital Economy Task Force (DETF) outlining opportunities and risks around the emerging digital economy.  Read the full post

From left to right: John Villasenor, nonresident senior fellow, The Brookings Institute and professor of Electrical Engineering and Public Policy, UCLA --- DETF vice chair; Steve Rubley, managing director of the Government segment at Thomson Reuters and DETF co-chair; and Ernie Allen, president and CEO of ICMEC and DETF co-chair

Photo from left to right: John Villasenor, nonresident senior fellow, The Brookings Institution and professor of Electrical Engineering and Public Policy, UCLA — DETF vice chair; Steve Rubley, managing director of the Government segment at Thomson Reuters and DETF co-chair; and Ernie Allen, president and CEO of ICMEC and DETF co-chair

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Confronting cyberbullying in schools

A new white paper reveals tips for law enforcement – and how technology can help

PRESS RELEASE
EAGAN, Minn. – Social media and technology have changed the very nature of bullying. As a result, parents and victims also have changed how they respond, increasingly taking their cases directly to law enforcement rather than notifying school officials first. In fact, a 2013 Thomson Reuters survey of American parents indicated more than one third of parents would turn to law enforcement first if their child were the victim of cyberbullying.

But how should law enforcement respond? Fighting Cyberbullying in Schools: What Law Enforcement, Schools and Parents Can Do, a new white paper from the Fraud Prevention & Investigation business of Thomson Reuters, offers views from law enforcement professionals, a judge and a county attorney on the impact of cyberbullying and how it can be confronted.

The free white paper is available to download at www.legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/bullying.

Read the full press release.  Thomson Reuters also participated in the National Conference on Bullying in Orlando, Florida on February 26 – 28, 2014.

PeopleMap: Changing the way customers do their public records research

By Laura Long, senior director of Marketing at Thomson Reuters

Customers asked – and we delivered. When we first launched WestlawNext in 2010, we received strong feedback from customers that they wanted a more integrated public records experience. That’s why we are so excited to launch PeopleMap on WestlawNext this week at LegalTech. Combining WestlawNext’s powerful global search engine with our premier public records tool delivers the best of both worlds to our customers.

Customer input has been a guiding force for us in developing this product. Over the last 18 months, we’ve worked closely with an agile market research panel of over 300 law firm, corporate and government professionals to build this product. Here’s a snapshot of what they have been saying around its key features…read the full post.

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LegalTech New York day one: cyber security or cyber scary?

Jason Thomas’s keynote on the first day of LegalTech New York was the talk of the show at the end of day one on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Everyone was buzzing about technology and the direction technology is taking our society. The conclusions are all the same: We will continue to use technology for work and for pleasure, and unfortunately many will use it for crime.

Awareness leads to better understanding, and Thomas advised all of us to learn the capabilities and implications of the technology we use — from our mobile devices to our gaming systems — to better understand the risks and opportunities they offer.

Click here to watch a short video about the social media revolution that Thomas showed in his keynote.

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Robert S. Mueller, former director of the FBI, speaks at Thomson Reuters LegalTech New York event

When Robert S. Mueller III began his tenure leading the Federal Bureau of Investigations in September 2001, he did not know that within that first week his world – and the entire world – would be forever changed.

At a Thomson Reuters-hosted event at LegalTech New York on February 4th, the former director of the FBI described the evolution of the Bureau amid the continuing threats facing the United States. Mueller described how the 9/11 tragedy, which occurred just blocks from where we gathered at the Thomson Reuters offices in 3 Times Square, changed the FBI forever…read the full post.

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Thomson Reuters launches PeopleMap on WestlawNext

PeopleMap, which enables legal researchers to search billions of legal documents and public records, is now on WestlawNext. Enhanced navigation tools and an intuitive graphical display offer improved research capabilities, highly targeted results and the ability to generate visually-enhanced, customized reports.

PeopleMap on WestlawNext also offers seamless integration with Firm Central and Thomson Reuters Concourse, providing superior workflow capabilities and enhanced matter management advantages for law firms and corporate and government legal departments, respectively…read the full post.

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Jason Thomas delivers keynote at LegalTech New York

Jason Thomas, manager of Innovation for the Government segment of Thomson Reuters, kicked off LegalTech New York this morning, setting the tone for an exciting week.

His keynote, titled “TOR, Bitcoin, Silk Road and the Anonymous Web: Drugs, Bombs and Murder-for-Hire,” had attendees on the edge of their seats at the Midtown New York Hilton and Towers. Thomas spoke about his views on modern technology and the issues our legal system – and the world at large – will face in years to come…read the full post.

This post originally ran on Legal Current.