Earlier this year, I attended Davis Wright Tremaine’s (DWT) Digital Download event. Hosted by Digital Counsel, the continuing education event examined themes in law, technology, and the impact of both on companies and clients. I was looking forward to the social media and wearables sessions, but my interest was piqued during the opening remarks by promises of shoes that are programmable to change color to match your outfit.
It’s no secret that clients have digital issues: social media, intellectual property, data security, privacy, and big data. And digital affects all clients, not just technology companies. Given that the biggest activity online is social media with almost two-thirds of the 1.5 billion Facebook users active every day—and businesses needing to be active online to survive—digital legal issues are critical to success.