Wonderful and comprehensive post (as usual) by Craig Ball.
I truly enjoyed his talk on the same subject at PREX16 in Portland, OR two weeks ago!
I lecture about 50-70 times a year, all over the globe. Of late, my presentations start with an exploration of the Internet of Things (IoT), focused first on my own IoT-enabled life and then addressed to the proliferation of IoT data streams in all our lives. Apart from mobile phones–the apex predators of IoT–discovery from the Internet of Things remains more theoretical than real in civil litigation; and instances of IoT evidence in criminal prosecutions are still rare. That will change dramatically as lawyers come to appreciate that the disparate, detailed data streams generated by a host of mundane and intimate sensors tell a compelling human story.
With every disruptive technology, lawyers go through the Four Stages of Attorney E-Grief: Denial, Anxiety, Rulemaking and Delusion. I considered a stage called “Prattle,” but that hit too close to home.
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