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Still, you will come up short. In fact, you may wind up creating such a maze of conflicting virus-protectors, screening protocols and passwords that your computer, TV, telephone and DVR are rendered inoperable and non-repairable, especially if you have “bundled” these services. Refusing surveys and other cross-matchable data-collection instruments will help you temporarily. Evading surveillance cameras, directional laser-based detection devices, shredding documents and purchasing sensors to stem eavesdropping and voice/facial recognition may buy you time … or ensure that you “do time,” depending. Welcome to the world of computer forensics. Service Versus Surveillance: Has Computer Technology Outpaced the Legal System? Service Versus Surveillance: Has Computer Technology Outpaced the Legal System?
Precautionary Principle states that when an activity causes some threat or harm to the public or the environment, general precautionary measures should be taken. When a scientific investigation proves that there is a possible risk in doing some activity, then this principle should be applied. Internationally, one of the most important expression of the Precautionary principle is the Rio Declaration from the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. Precautionary Principle Law Precautionary Principle Law
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Author Larry Downes: When Innovation and the Legal System Collide Author Larry Downes: When Innovation and the Legal System Collide Once, technological innovation was embraced by early adopters, who were followed by the masses. Today, technological innovation is embraced by early adopters, who are followed by the lawyers. According to Larry Downes, partner, Bell-Mason Group, a venture consulting firm focused on corporate investments in start-ups, it is the lawyers' job to shut down innovation before it reaches the masses. He warns that the market isn't the only place where innovators must prepare to fight.
The Future of Environmental Law Mapping The Future of Environmental Law Mapping By Laurent Granier Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and mapping offer great opportunities for the transfer of legal data from books to maps. GIS applications have been evolving in many directions, well beyond geography.
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