Technology Outlook 2021
Christian Laux has contributed to the SATW Technology Outlook 2021 with a short piece on Digital Trust (p. 82). The Technology Outlook 2021 is an important format of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences, SATW. It educates about important trends in Tech. With that approach, it operates very much similarly as a travel guide. Why? "A travel guide is a publication that will tell you about places you want to visit", Christian suggests. It will prepare the reader about places he or she will visit in the future. As the Technology Outlook informs about Tech that is about to come, it also is sort of a travel guide. If you feel ready for this trip, dive into the Technology Outlook 2021 and learn more.
Cloud + attorney-client privilege – what is the issue?
As part of Elle's online event "How to deal with cyber risks in law firms?" on 7 October, Christian Laux gave a presentation on the topic of "Cloud + attorney-client privilege - what is the issue? Despite the highly regulated industry, cloud solutions can also be used for law firms. The presentation that now is freely accessible shows how and what needs to be considered.
Open Source 101
On 1 October 2021, LES Switzerland Chapter has invited Christian Laux for a keynote speech on open source software. In addition to the copyright principles (interplay of contract law and Art. 3 para. 1 / Art. 12 para. 2 Copyright Act), the relationship to patent and trademark law was also discussed.
SIK Hearing re Cloud
On September 15, 2021, at the "SIK Workplace Conference 2021", Christian Laux discussed current issues in the use of cloud solutions by the public sector. We have summarized Christian Laux' statements and proposals how to get this done in a short presentation that can be accessed here.
How do we deal with the fact that discourse about technology is becoming less and less factual?
On 8 June 2021, at satw's Vernissage of the Technology Outlook, Christian Laux was discussing what it takes to keep pluralism in a public discourse. In order for pluralistic opinions to exist, a climate of openness and tolerance is required. And probably, digital solutions (fact checkers, etc.) are now also needed to keep the discourse open.
Making technology explainable: Basis for trust
On 8 June 2021, Christian Laux spoke on a panel about trust in technology. Technology must be explained. People want to understand. Rightfully, so. Understanding translates into control. And the opposite is true, as well: One cannot control what is not understood.
Visually Enhanced Privacy Policies
Legal Innovation: Cloud solutions for law firms
In his recent video contribution to the LegalInnovation conference, Christian Laux outlines why law firms can use cloud solutions and what documentation the law firm should prepare (reports on technical and organizational measures including legal opinions). The law firm should choose solutions that do not result in plain-text access to client information during normal operations. The legal framework applicable to lawyers must always strictly be adhered to.