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  • El algoritmo mató al expediente académico

    Beatriz Hernández, Blanca Rodríguez y Nacho Escobar, Líderes del área Culture & People del GLTH. El primer video que emitió la MTV el 1 de agosto de 1981 fue la canción de The Buggles, “Video killed the radio star” pero todos sabemos ya que, aunque el video no ha matado a la estrella de la radio, Spotify está en ello… ¿Hemos cambiado mucho? Para ser una estrella en el mundo de la abogacía hasta no hace mucho tiempo, lo que primaba era la capacidad técnica que, en el caso de los recién titulados, se traducía en el expediente académico. Los equipos de selección de las firmas de abogados nos afanábamos en calcular la nota media de cientos y cientos de expedientes de aquellos que se postulaban al proceso de selección, y si este superaba con holgura la nota de corte que cada firma fijaba, tenían casi la llave que les abría la puerta para empezar su carrera profesional. En esta línea los procesos de evaluación ponían su foco en las habilidades técnicas que los abogados y abogadas tenían para decidir su promoción o incluso para incorporarles a la sociatura. Los planes de formación se estructuraban en base a sesiones técnicas presenciales en las que los abogados más expertos compartían su conocimiento con los más junior, y todo despacho que se preciara disponía de una biblioteca lo más surtida posible. La organización del trabajo se fundamentaba en modelos jerárquicos tradicionales en los que la visión y la estrategia de los asuntos era fundamentalmente conocida por los máximos responsables mientras que el resto se debía limitar a ejecutar las tareas que se les asignaban a medida que iban ganando en solvencia técnica y conocimiento. Nadie sabe nada Según explica Yuval Harari en su libro Homo Deus, la existencia de nuestra especie, Homo Sapiens, ha estado condicionada desde sus orígenes y hasta comienzos del siglo XXI en lo social, lo económico y lo político, fundamentalmente por 3 vectores: las hambrunas, las guerras y las enfermedades. Sin embargo, en este siglo estos factores se transforman, pasamos a ser una sociedad en la que muere más gente por obesidad que por hambre, mueren anualmente más personas por suicidio que en los conflictos bélicos y la longevidad pasa a ser a ser uno de los mayores desafíos que nuestra sociedad tiene en lo que a salud se refiere. Han cambiado las reglas del juego y nos hemos adentrado en lo que muchos han considerado como “nueva era”, definida con acrónimos cómo VUCA o BANI o con el adjetivo de complejidad. Como sociedad, pasamos de un contexto predecible a otro marcado por la incertidumbre y la impredecibilidad, en el que de manera permanente ocurren cosas de no entendemos ni esperamos donde la transformación digital ha sido el acelerador. Este nuevo contexto ha supuesto para el entorno laboral enfrentarse a retos desconocidos, en los que hemos tenido que cambiar radicalmente la forma de trabajar, crear nuevos roles y dejar otros, incorporar la tecnología de forma transversal en todas las facetas profesionales y cambiar radicalmente el enfoque de las habilidades y capacidades de trabajo requeridas. Según el último informe del World Economic Forum, las 10 competencias más demandadas en 2023 han sido: 1. Pensamiento analítico 2. Pensamiento creativo 3. Resiliencia, flexibilidad y agilidad 4. Motivación y auto conciencia 5. Curiosidad y aprendizaje continuo 6. Capacidad tecnológica 7. Confianza y atención al detalle 8. Empatía y capacidad de escucha 9. Liderazgo e influencia social 10. Control de calidad Según este mismo informe, en el corto plazo algunas de estas capacidades como la “capacidad tecnológica” pasarán a tener mayor relevancia, y tomarán posiciones otras nuevas como el “dominio de la inteligencia artificial y la big data” o el “pensamiento sistémico”. Chat GPT, ¿nos dejará sin trabajo o nos hará evolucionar hacia la eficiencia? Recientemente se ha publicado un informe en El País que refleja lo que opinamos los españoles sobre el trabajo . Resulta significativo cómo dependiendo de la generación de pertenencia se valora de manera distinta em impacto que tendrá la inteligencia artificial, incrementándose el nivel de temor y desconfianza a medida que se peinan canas… Puesta en marcha del People & Culture Area de GLTH Los equipos de recursos humanos de las organizaciones nos enfrentemos a grandes cambios que suponen retos innumerables siendo necesario un rol mucho más estratégico para acompañar y ayudar a lideres y equipos a afrontar y adaptarse a los nuevos retos. El sector legal no es ajeno a todos estos cambios, por ese motivo, en el marco del Global Legaltech Hub cuyo propósito es visibilizar cómo la industria legal está adoptando la tecnología, es clave crear un espacio en el que hablemos de personas y del futuro del trabajo en el sector legal ya que las herramientas son herramientas, la clave está en como las utilizamos. La clave está en las personas y en avanzar juntos hacia ese futuro lleno de retos, pero también de oportunidades para quien sepa adaptarse. Arranca el People & Culture Area, desde la que se organizarán encuentros abiertos a toda la comunidad legal para debatir y reflexionar sobre diferentes temáticas relacionadas con talento y tecnología. El equipo que vamos a poner a rodar esta iniciativa lo formaremos Beatriz Hernandez, Blanca Rodriguez y Nacho Escobar y esperamos integrar a más profesionales del sector para crear un entorno lo más diverso posible. ¿Te interesa? - Beatriz Hernández, Blanca Rodríguez, Nacho Escobar Líderes del área Culture & People del GLTH #legaltech #talent #future

  • Strategic Frameworks for AI Utilization in Business: Ensuring Ethical and Efficient Practices

    Agustín Negre, GLTH Latam Chapter Leader & Executive Manager at Alfaro Abogados Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is radically altering our workplace, particularly with the accessibility of Large Language Models (LLMs) like OpenAI's ChatGPT. These models, once exclusive to specialists, are now widely available. In the legal domain, AI enhances management tools and judicial processes, indicating how technological accessibility can foster significant advancements. In March 2024, a study titled "Implementing Generative AI in Legal Firms and Legal Departments" was published by the AI Laboratory (UBA IALAB) at the University of Buenos Aires. It highlighted the need for an integrated approach to manage AI tools effectively, showing that proper use can significantly save time and improve efficiency. Need of regulation The immediate success of ChatGPT, with over a million users within a month of its launch, underscored its potential impact and highlighted the need for regulation. Countries like Italy initially blocked ChatGPT's use, later reinstating it with promises of increased transparency and data protection. Other regions, including the EEC, Canada, and the United States, are also investigating the tool’s scope. The OECD and the European Commission have outlined fundamental AI design principles focusing on human rights, transparency, accountability, security, non-discrimination, and societal benefit. The Ibero-American Data Protection Network (RIPDP) warns of the risks associated with using AI services like those developed by OpenAI, L.L.C., including legal bases for data processing, user information, data transfers without consent, age control measures, and data security. The Need for AI Usage Policies Warnings from international entities, along with actions by companies like Amazon, Bank of America, and Verizon banning the use of ChatGPT by employees, underscore the need for clear corporate policies regulating AI tool usage. Large organizations may develop their own generative AI systems, but smaller ones might rely on standardized solutions due to budget constraints. To prevent misuse by employees or business partners, it's crucial for organizations to establish a comprehensive AI Usage Policy. This policy should outline the permitted and prohibited uses of AI, set data management standards respecting privacy and data protection laws, and include processes for handling sensitive personal data and erroneous data outputs. The policy should also define criteria for selecting AI providers and technologies that comply with ethical and legal standards, incorporate these standards into contracts, and provide ongoing training and reviews to ensure policy compliance. An AI misuse reporting channel should be accessible to employees and external users, emphasizing the organization’s commitment to ethical AI use. Continuous education on AI ethics, periodic policy reviews, and open communication channels are essential to adapt to new technological and legislative developments. In conclusion, implementing robust AI usage policies is crucial not only to protect user interests and privacy but also to maximize the benefits of advanced technologies. By doing so, organizations can ensure that AI adoption positively contributes to society and strengthens trust in emerging technologies. | SOURCES The OECD Artificial Intelligence Policy Observatory - OECD.AI "Las autoridades de la Red Iberoamericana de Protección de Datos Personales inician una acción coordinada en relación con el servicio ChatGPT" - Agustín Negre GLTH Latam Chapter Leader & Executive Manager at Alfaro Abogados  www.alfarolaw.com #legaltech #AI #Policy

  • GLTH announces the appointment of Simonetta Buccellato and Diana Vaccaro as Alliance Ambassadors in Europe

    Both are lawyers and co-founders of LexTranslate, a legal translation company that transcends borders and languages, providing its services to international law firms, entities, courts, companies, multinationals corporations, universities, and European Union institutions. Simonetta has worked as a lawyer in law firms in Milan and Brussels, as well as at the Court of Justice of the EU and the European Commission. Diana, in turn, has also worked as a lawyer in various law firms in Brussels, Milan, and Madrid, as well as at the European Commission. Both join the alliance team in Europe and will lead agreements with law firms, startups, corporations, as well as national and international entities, universities, governments, and hubs. "Simonetta and Diana are professionals with an outstanding track record and remarkable energy, and that is exactly what we need in Alliances: people capable of building bridges throughout the ecosystem," declared Albert Ferré, Vice President and CEO of GLTH. With Simonetta Buccellato and Diana Vaccaro joining the Alliance team, GLTH strengthens its position as a leading entity in the promotion of legaltech across Europe. This year it will engage with several events in Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Estonia, Poland, and Spain. GLTH consolidates its international growth and partnerships with new key players. The expansion of the Alliance team and the forthcoming collaborations in the months ahead will mark a turning point in the history of GLTH. #Legaltech #Alliances #Technology

  • A leap forward in legaltech innovation: GLTH launches the 'People & Culture' area

    In a groundbreaking event that exceeded all expectations, the Global Legaltech Hub (GLTH) proudly introduced its new People & Culture Area. Legaltech experts, legal advisors, and talent directors gathered at the Palacio de Santoña in Madrid for this significant occasion Leading the charge in this new venture are Blanca Rodríguez Lainz (CMS Albiñana), Nacho Escobar (Finsolutia), and Beatriz Hernández (Deloitte Legal). Together, they shared invaluable insights into the future of talent and teams in the technological era. The GLTH event tackled pressing issues in talent and technology within the legal sector: legal branding, retention and career paths, multidisciplinary teams, new roles and work methodologies, self-management, identity and evolutionary purpose, and, of course, management 3.0. Once again, the GLTH event distinguished itself with a remarkable presentation. Attendees actively engaged through technology, selecting topics for future People & Culture area events. Blanca Lainz emphasized, "Much is said about rethinking how the technological revolution and AI will impact us. Perhaps it's time to take action. What better way than creating collaborative environments where we learn to build together the future that is already here and evolving at a dizzying pace. A clear challenge for talent areas is to support our teams in everything this revolution demands of them." Adding to the discourse, Beatriz Hernández noted, "We've been observing how technology or innovation-focused profiles are becoming increasingly common in law firms. They will play a progressively significant role in collaborating with various legal departments, not only for their ability to generate new ideas or work methods but also for the value they bring to the client." Nacho Escobar concluded, "The legal profession urgently needs to renovate its image. Many young professionals opting for law, especially those pursuing a second degree, are choosing to begin their careers outside the legal sphere because they perceive it as outdated and traditional, when in fact, it's not anymore." The event received the special support of Albert Corbella, National Leader Spain at Claire Joster: "Claire Joster's commitment to people, the legal sector, and innovation" and reiterated their support for all events promoted by the new area. Meanwhile, Albert Ferré added that "legal technology must focus all its efforts on improving the lives of people and legal professionals". Ferran Sala, GLTH Vice President, reaffirmed, "We must place people at the center of the global legaltech endeavor; otherwise, it wouldn't make sense. This new project aligns with the entity's vision and mission." The GLTH People & Culture area is an inclusive space welcoming all who wish to join and foster community. To this end, the area will host various events throughout the year, as explained by its leaders. #PeopleAndCulture #Talent #Legaltech

  • #GLTHweek | Data leaks and cybersecurity awareness

    In the spirit of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, our partners from Suments Data are thrilled to bring you an engaging online session that delves deep into the challenges of data leakage within organizations! In today's dynamic legal landscape, the protection of confidential information stands as a paramount concern. Legal tech enterprises bear the responsibility of safeguarding privileged data, placing them squarely in the crosshairs of cyber threats that can lead to data leaks, confidentiality breaches, and substantial cybersecurity and compliance challenges. Despite the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape, personal and sensitive data exposure on websites often goes unnoticed by many organizations. This critical gap in awareness poses a significant risk, as malicious actors increasingly employ sophisticated techniques to exploit these vulnerabilities. As we immerse ourselves in the realm of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we're thrilled to unveil a groundbreaking collaboration between the Global Legal Tech Hub (GLTH) and Suments Data, a pioneering startup committed to fortifying data leakage prevention. To mark the spirit of this month, and in recognition of the ever-present data security challenges, GLTH members are granted exclusive access to an in-depth data leaks report provided by Suments Data. This report promises to deliver valuable insights, enabling organizations to proactively address potential vulnerabilities and bolster their cyber resilience. GLTH partners are granted exclusive access to an in-depth data leaks report provided by Suments Data! The hidden risks of metadata leaks GLTH's Data Leakage Case Study delivered by Suments Data has been designed to shed light on an often-overlooked vulnerability: loss of confidentiality due to metadata information exposure. Metadata leaks present cybersecurity and regulatory risks, as reveal personal and sensitive information such as personal names, IDs, phone numbers, emails, internal usernames, GPS locations, tools (software and hardware), as well as intellectual property data. Cybercriminals can arm themselves with tools to scan and exploit this valuable information, frequently disregarded by companies. That is why the 'Exposure of Sensitive Information Through Metadata' is documented as a known weakness in the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE 1230), which forms an integral part of the widely recognized MITRE ATT&CK framework, globally-accessible knowledge base of adversary tactics and techniques based on real-world observations. #GLTHweek Online session: Unlock your Free Data Leakage Report! As the legal tech sector continues to evolve, ensuring cyber resilience isn't just a responsibility; it's an imperative. Until October 31st, all GLTH members are eligible to request a data leakage report for their websites. To request your report, simply visit this page and enter your corporate email address. Please make sure it corresponds to your organization's web domain registered with GLTH to validate your request. The Data Leaks Report offers a valuable opportunity for GLTH members to assess their information exposure and identify potential data leakage vulnerabilities. It includes: A risk level score to evaluate your website's data leakage situation. Detailed visualization of the most critical data leaks and their impact on the risk level. Identification of threats associated with detected data leaks, such as personal data breaches, phishing attacks, vulnerability research, and more. Location mapping of website subdomains based on server locations to assess potential data transfer issues. Analysis of data leaks by file type, with visual data representation to understand the big picture. Dive deeper and get the most of your report Join us as we explore the intricacies of data leaks and discuss how to make the most of your data leakage reports in our upcoming webinar, 'Data Leaks and Cybersecurity Awareness'. This informative session will take place on October 17th at 18:00 (GMT+1). Get ready to enhance your cybersecurity knowledge and protect your organization's digital assets effectively. Together, we can safeguard the future of legal tech. Join us in the fight against data leaks and bolster your cyber resilience! #CyberSecurity #GLTHweek #GLTHday #TheDayAfterAI

  • China, the first country to regulate Generative AI

    Milagros Tallarico, Semi Sr. Associate at Alfaro Abogados Generative AI (Gen AI) is a rapidly growing field worldwide, and China is no exception. This country has shown great interest in the development of artificial intelligence and has invested significantly in this area. In this context, a significant step has been taken to become the first country to regulate Generative AI. China's Cyberspace Administration, the main internet oversight body in the country, has released a set of updated guidelines that came into effect on August 15th, aimed at controlling the use and development of this technology within its territory, causing a sensation worldwide. Key Aspects of the "Measures for the Management of Generative Artificial Intelligence Services": The regulations establish principles, obligations, and responsibilities for providers and users of Generative AI services similar to ChatGPT, which use models and algorithms to create content such as texts, images, or videos. Among its key aspects are: Technological Development Innovative application of Gen AI technology across various industries and fields should be promoted. Positive, healthy, and high-quality content should be generated, application scenarios explored and optimized, and an application ecosystem built. Data Labeling When data labeling is carried out during Gen AI technology research and development, providers must formulate clear, specific, and actionable labeling rules that meet the requirements of these measures. Additionally, data labeling quality assessment should be conducted; accuracy of labeled content must be verified; necessary training for labeling personnel should be provided, guiding them to carry out labeling work in a standardized manner. Prevention of Harm Legitimate rights and interests of others must be respected. Others' physical and mental health should not be endangered, nor should image rights, reputation rights, honor rights, privacy rights, and personal information rights of others be infringed upon. Non-Discrimination In the process of algorithm design, training data selection, model generation and optimization, and service provision, effective measures must be taken to prevent discrimination based on ethnicity, belief, country, region, gender, age, occupation, health, etc. Users If users find that Gen AI services do not comply with laws, administrative regulations, and the provisions of these measures, they have the right to complain and report to the relevant competent authorities. As a result, detailed guidelines are set for users and consumers, where the provider must: Establish a mechanism to handle user complaints regarding personal privacy or trade secrets. Provide information that may impact user trust and choice, including descriptions like the source, scale, type, and quality of pre-training and optimized training data, manual labeling rules, scale and type of manually labeled data, basic algorithms and technical systems, etc. Guide users to scientifically understand and rationally use content generated by generative artificial intelligence, not to use generated content to harm others' image, reputation, and other legitimate rights and interests, and not to engage in commercial exaggerations or inappropriate commercialization. Business Ethics Respect for intellectual property rights, business ethics, trade secrets must be observed, and algorithms, data, platforms, and other advantages must not be used to implement monopolies and unfair competition. Transparency Based on the service type's characteristics, effective measures must be taken to enhance the transparency of Gen AI services, improving the accuracy and reliability of generated content. Providers These regulations outline the obligations of providers, including: Assuming legal responsibility as content information producers on the network and fulfilling network information security obligations. If personal data is involved, the responsibilities of personal data processors will be assumed in accordance with the law, fulfilling the obligation to protect personal data. Entering into service contracts with users of Gen AI services, recording their services, clarifying the rights and obligations of both parties. Clarifying and disclosing the applicable population, occasions, and uses of their services, guiding users to understand and use Gen AI technology scientifically and rationally in accordance with the law. Taking effective measures to prevent minors from overly relying on generative artificial intelligence. Complying with user information protection obligations and using records in accordance with the law; not collecting non-essential personal information; not illegally retaining input information or using records that can identify users. Clarifying and disclosing the applicable population, occasions, and uses of their services, guiding users to understand and use generative artificial intelligence technology scientifically and rationally in accordance with the law. These measures are a result of a series of AI regulations that China has developed over several years, including initiatives like "Made in China 2025", the action plan to promote Big Data development, and the Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan. Together, they will complement Cybersecurity laws, Data Security laws, Personal Information Protection laws, as well as Deepfake Provisions and Administrative Provisions on Internet Information Service Recommendation Algorithms. Scope of Application These rules will apply to Gen AI-based services offered to the general public in China, while technologies developed in research institutions or intended for foreign users will be excluded. These rules will be overseen by seven national agencies, including the cyberspace oversight body, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Ministry of Education. iFlytek, ChatGPT's Rival China aims to achieve technological leadership by the beginning of the next decade, in 2030. Private companies are working on projects related to artificial intelligence based on data and algorithm management. Global competition based on computing advances and industrial potential has led several firms to present their own ChatGPT-type robots. On May 6th, China introduced iFlytek, its latest initiative in voice recognition software, designed to compete with ChatGPT in the educational and business fields. The company's goal is for its creation to surpass ChatGPT's performance in handling the Chinese language and match it in English by October. Publicly, iFlytek presents itself as a smart voice and artificial intelligence company aimed at designing solutions that facilitate verbal communication processes and bridge languages. In its formal presentation, it claims that natural language understanding, automatic and adaptive learning and reasoning are the core focus of its developments. The applied artificial intelligence of this platform has enabled the creation of a digital news presenter capable of delivering news in 24 different languages. It also produces various devices, some publicly accessible, that function as simultaneous translators. iFLYTEK's strengths today lie in a series of artificial intelligence-based products and applications that impact various areas, ranging from education and health to the production of various intelligent electronic voice language translation devices and computer programs. Conclusions Generative AI has experienced extraordinary advancement in the last decade, and one of the countries at the forefront of this revolution is China. Its determined focus on technological innovation is evident, demonstrating a strong commitment to the development of Generative AI. This commitment has led to significant advancements and contributed to the rapid progress of generative artificial intelligence in the country, making it a global pionees in terms of regulation. Most agencies have optimistic views about the economic impact of AI on China's long-term economic growth. While China's intention is to regulate to foster an environment conducive to innovation across all industries, science, and technology with public efforts, the scenario for countries taking the initial steps in regulation presents ethical and regulatory challenges. Data security is and will be the most common topic in the global ethical AI discussion. The use of Generative AI algorithms will continue to raise uncertainties about intellectual property and copyright, as well as privacy and data use. These challenges must be addressed to ensure that generative artificial intelligence is used in an ethical and responsible manner, not only to keep up with international competitors but also to forge its own path. | BIBLIOGRAPHY ’Translation: Measures for the Management of Generative Artificial Intelligence Services Draft for Comment’’ / Stanford University "Medidas Administrativas para los Servicios de Inteligencia Artificial Generativa (Borrador para Comentarios)" / Administración de Ciberespacio de China ’Comprender las nuevas regulaciones de China sobre IA generativa’’ / China Briefing "China regula la industria de la inteligencia artificial generativa’’ / LexLatin ‘’Made in China 2025: así es el ambicioso plan tecnológico chino que amenaza el dominio de EU’’ / Forbes ‘’China busca meterse en la pelea por la Inteligencia Artificial’’ / Ámbito ‘’China Regula los Servicios de Inteligencia Artificial Generativa con ChatGPT’’ / The Logistics World ‘’El salto de China en la inteligencia artificial: un rival para ChatGPT y otras innovaciones’’ / Cronista - Milagros Tallarico Semi Sr. Associate at Alfaro Abogados www.alfarolaw.com #legaltech #AI #China #Regulation

  • Karol Valencia is appointed Ambassador of Alliances at Global Legaltech Hub

    She will lead agreements with national and international entities, universities, governments, and hubs. > Press Release The Global Legaltech Hub (GLTH) appoints Karol Valencia as Ambassador of Alliances with the aim of reaching agreements with the most significant entities in the legaltech universe worldwide. The addition of the CEO and Co-founder of WOW Legal Experience comes at a moment of exponential growth for the organization, which now counts over 300 members worldwide and collaborates with major entities across all five continents. "To begin materializing our international growth plan, Karol and her team are a key asset," emphasized Laura Urquizu, President of the GLTH. Karol joins the alliances team and will lead agreements with national and international entities, universities, governments, and hubs. "Karol is a professional with incredible energy, and that's exactly what we need in Alliances – individuals capable of bridging connections across the entire ecosystem," stated Albert Ferré, Vice President and CEO of the GLTH. "In 2023, connecting with entities, governments, and hubs is a priority for the GLTH," added Ferran Sala, Vice President of the GLTH. Her experience and skills represent a significant asset for the organization, and there is excitement about what she will achieve in her new role. "Karol's connections span the globe, and her exceptional ability to reach agreements led us to bet on her for this position," expressed Albert Ferré. With Karol Valencia joining the Alliances team, the GLTH positions itself as a leading entity in promoting legaltech globally. Their commitment to international growth and collaboration with key players in the sector will strengthen the role of GLTH as a meeting point and driving force for innovation and cooperation within the legaltech community worldwide. #GLTHteam #legaltech #growth

  • Global Legaltech Hub faces the next stage of global growth with a new CEO

    The entity's General Assembly confirms Albert Ferré as CEO The Global Legaltech Hub Association held its General Assembly of members on 30 June. The event approved the renewal of the Board of Directors of GLTH and also the appointment of a new CEO. Albert Ferré will lead the organisation in its new phase focused on the expansion of the entity. The president of the GLTH, Laura Urquizu, emphasised that "we are living a particularly exciting moment in the GLTH, after several awards and recognitions in 2022 and 2023 which show that we are at a high point and the hatching of Legaltech". In reference to the signing of Albert Ferré as the new CEO, she pointed out that "Albert has known the entity and the project from day one as he is part of the founding core; now our objective is to continue growing and for this his vision and enthusiasm are fundamental". Francesc Muñoz was also re-elected in his position as vice-president and highlighted the great moment the entity is currently experiencing and the importance of growing by professionalising the General Management: "The sector is boiling and we need more than ever a strong and referent GLTH. Professionalising the entity is a commitment to continue providing much more value to the ecosystem and to the members". The GLTH thus professionalises its structure and hopes to multiply its scope. Albert Ferré explained that "after making the GLTH an internationally recognised entity with more than 300 members, partners, and advisors around the world in just 3 years, the next objective is its exponential growth". Albert Ferré explained the roadmap for his first year as CEO, which poses three major challenges. The first is to help all startups in the ecosystem from day one, which is why he has approved free GLTH fees for all startups founded less than 3 years ago that want to join the organisation. "We want to be a place of encounter and support for those who are starting out and for those who are growing, and with this 0 fee we are going to be just that", says Ferré. The second challenge is the growth of GLTH in LATAM, where "there are thousands of colleagues waiting to share new challenges; in the coming months we are going to finalise very powerful agreements in LATAM", he added. And the third challenge is to "help generate solid Legaltech ecosystems around the world" with the co-organisation of face-to-face events with local hubs in each geographical area. At the General Assembly, the members of the Board were re-elected with Laura Urquizu as President; Francesc Muñoz, Ferran Sala and Albert Ferré as Vice-Presidents; Sergio Esteve De Miguel as Treasurer; and Joaquim Matinero as Secretary of the organisation. About Albert Ferré Menor Albert Ferré Menor is a father, lawyer and entrepreneur, focused on technology and law. He is co-founder and vice-president of the Global Legaltech Hub since 2020. He has been linked to the most disruptive technologies in various projects in the legal and cultural field since 2006, with special presence and development in the startup ecosystem. #GLTHteam #legaltech #growth

  • Road to #GLTHday: ‘Generative AI and Law’ Webinar series

    Find out how generative AI is redefining legal practice in an exciting webinar series! As we approach GLTHday, the most anticipated legaltech event of the year, we're thrilled to invite you to participate in the upcoming Road to #GLTHday: Generative AI and Law, a webinar series in which we will explore the exciting world of Generative AI within the legal industry. Join us as we dive into various topics, uncovering the potential of this innovative technology and its impact on the legal landscape. During each session, you will have the opportunity to discover how this technology impacts the legal field, from getting data ready to access to justice. You will gain cutting-edge knowledge, unique perspectives, and best practices from leading professionals in the field of Artificial Intelligence. These are the four webinars that will be part of this series and the topics that will be addressed in each of them: 🟠 #GLTHtable: Introduction to Generative AI in Practice Discover how this cutting-edge technology is reshaping the legal profession and business landscape and gain practical insights on its implementation. 🗓️ 12 June 🕖 19:00 (CET) 🔗 Register here 🟠 #GLTHtable: GenerativeAI: Getting Data Ready Explore the crucial role of data preparation in leveraging Generative AI effectively. Uncover data enrichment strategies and navigate the intricate realm of data ownership and privacy in law. 🗓️ 14 June 🕖 19:00 (CET) 🔗 Register here 🟠 #GLTHtable: GenerativeAI: Legal Applications for Law Firms Dive into the specific applications of Generative AI within law firms. Learn how it can streamline legal processes, enhance research capabilities, and revolutionize client service. 🗓️ 21 June 🕖 19:00 (CET) 🔗 Register here 🟠 #GLTHtable: GenerativeAI: Access to Justice Discover how governments and regulatory bodies are unlocking the potential of AI to democratize access to justice and foster a fairer and more inclusive legal system. 🗓️ 28 June 🕖 19:00 (CET) 🔗 Register here Register now! ✅ The webinar series on Artificial Intelligence by the Global Legaltech Hub will begin on 8 June and promises to be an unmissable opportunity to stay at the forefront of AI and connect with a global community of passionate professionals. #ArtificialIntelligence #GenerativeAI

  • Karol Valencia from WOW Legal Experience joins the GLTH Communications team

    We continue to add talent and drive for growth. In this interview, we introduce Karol Valencia from WOW Legal Experience, who is joining the GLTH Communications team with the aim of analyzing and enhancing the member user experience within the Hub 1. Karol, could you briefly tell us about your previous experience and how you came to GLTH? I am a lawyer and a UX and service designer. When I explain this to people, it's a bit difficult for them to understand because they are very different things. But I give them the example that as a teenager, I studied violin and percussion in parallel, things that are apparently different but that helped me a lot. In the same way, design helps me better understand and empathize with the problems of legal teams, as well as citizens, and apply tools that allow for a better flow and experience for all the stakeholders of legal and justice processes and systems. I have worked as a lawyer for almost 8 years in the private and public sectors, in companies and law firms, as well as in different legaltech and fintech companies from different regions and countries as a practitioner (because you always have to start somewhere), product designer, service designer, business development, and user experience designer. Nowadays, I can also say that I am a co-founder, along with 3 great people, of a venture called WOW Legal Experience, which seeks precisely that, to co-create better experiences for all users of the legal and justice sector. My current role is Design Ops and leader of the legal design team. I came to GLTH because it seemed to me one of the most active organizations in networks and events, and I really liked the topics they addressed. So, with the rest of the team, we evaluated that it would be a good organization to be part of, and their model of "no competition and collaboration" convinced us. On the other hand, at last year's GLTHday, we met Albert Ferré, who is the vice president, and who has become our friend. Little by little, we have been strengthening our ties to the point of receiving the assignment to analyze and improve the experience of the member users of the Hub, a task that we assume with enthusiasm and great responsibility because it will be an ambitious project of service design and UX design, and we know few legal sector organizations that bet on this. 2. What are the main challenges you expect to face in your new role at GLTH? - Scheduling agendas with GLTH member users, as being high-impact professionals, there will surely be a significant challenge in finding the best time. - An open and collaborative attitude, because although many GLTH members already have the DNA of innovation in their veins, others surely need to develop that openness a little more in order to talk to us. - Trust, as perhaps GLTH members know nothing or very little about WOW Legal Experience, so we need a lot of tact and persuasion so that they can believe and trust us. Our projects will give us the necessary credibility. 3. How do you think your communication and legal design skills will be useful in your new role? Very determining and will make a big difference between what has been developed and what is new to be developed, because one thing is to communicate and another thing is to communicate from experience and what happens day-to-day in legal innovation. I believe that there is a lot of talk today about innovation, legal tech, but it is important not to just stay in the theoretical part but also in the practical part and that is what gives legitimacy. I plan to contribute with many tips, advice, guides, playbooks, interviews, among other resources that, by applying legal design, creativity, and empathy, really have an impact and help the Hub's partners in their immersion in legal innovation and their personal upskilling process. 4. What motivated you to join GLTH and what excites you most about working in the world's largest legaltech hub? I think what convinced me the most is that I already knew the quality of the human beings I was going to collaborate with, that was the most determining factor, and also again the purpose of not competing but collaborating, despite there being companies and entities of different proportions as members of the Hub, there is a spirit of cooperation and since I come from practicing law but also working with startups, I feel that I can add a lot to the skills and attitudes of the team and facilitate communication and participation with the different members of the organization, and that is what excites me the most. We seek to inspire and collaborate with others. 5. What challenges does GLTH face in the coming years? - Sectorizing the expectations of the different types of members that can be very different. - Addressing these different expectations by providing ad hoc tools and incentives to each of the member entities of the Hub. - Promoting innovation in the legal and justice sector and not just in legal tech, as that may bias other entities from joining the Hub in the future. - Sustainable growth of the team and resources over time, to better manage the services provided to members. 6. A dream to fulfill in the GLTH? To instill the DNA of legal innovation in the veins of the GLTH partners and beyond, to make it natural to talk and hire hybrid digital profiles in our sector, to have more openness to collaborate among its members and to help the different projects of the GLTH partners take off and become sustainable. #GLTHteam #legaltech #growth

  • Oriol Miralbell joins the GLTH team as the leader of the Operations area

    Our team adds talent, desire to grow, and legaltech drive. In this interview, we introduce you to Oriol Miralbell, from Legal Pigeon, who will lead the Operations area of GLTH with the aim of optimizing internal processes and making partner collaboration more efficient. 1. Oriol, could you briefly tell us about your previous experience and how you came to join GLTH? My previous experience includes working as a litigator in a major law firm. I have always been interested in the application of technology in the legal field to improve processes and optimize resources. This mindset led me to found Legal Pigeon, a platform that connects legal professionals in Spain to facilitate substitutions of court appearances among lawyers. I came to the Global Legaltech Hub looking to expand my knowledge and collaborate with other professionals interested in the same field. 2. What are the main challenges you expect to face in your new role at GLTH? My main challenge at the Global Legaltech Hub will be to contribute my bit to support the Hub in remaining the reference entity within the legaltech sector. The Global Legaltech Hub is a broad organization with worldwide projection. My main role will be to help optimize internal processes and make communication and collaboration between its members and partners more efficient, to ensure that knowledge sharing and innovation promotion in the legal sector continue. 3. How do you plan to address these challenges and what strategies do you have in mind to overcome them? My main goal at the Global Legaltech Hub will be to understand how all internal processes are structured and apply measures, mainly technologies, to improve them. By optimizing these processes, operations will be streamlined and better support will be provided to partners, allowing the Hub to continue being a reference in the legaltech sector and fostering a favorable environment for innovation and collaboration in the legal field. 4. What motivated you to join GLTH and what excites you most about working at the world's largest legaltech hub? I was motivated to join the Global Legaltech Hub because it represents a unique opportunity to collaborate with other leading professionals and companies in the legaltech field worldwide. What excites me most about collaborating in the largest legaltech hub is the possibility of being at the forefront of innovation in the legal sector and contributing to its evolution and growth. 5. What challenges does GLTH face in the coming years? In my opinion, the challenges that the Global Legaltech Hub faces in the coming years include adapting to the changing needs and demands of the legal sector, driving the adoption of legaltech technologies and solutions among professionals and companies, and building a global ecosystem that promotes innovation and collaboration in the legaltech field. The Global Legaltech Hub has become a reality thanks to the effort and commitment of its members and partners. The challenge is to maintain steady and structured growth, always focused on the needs and objectives of the partners who make it up. 6. A dream to fulfill at GLTH? A dream to fulfill at the Global Legaltech Hub would be to achieve its consolidation and international presence, making it a recognized space at an institutional level and with active participation in the most important forums of the legal sector. It is essential that innovation in the legal field is in the spotlight of everyone, since a more optimized legal and judicial system leads to fairer and more equitable states. By achieving this dream, the Global Legal Tech Hub would establish itself as a key catalyst for the transformation and improvement of the legal sector worldwide. #GLTHteam #legaltech #growth

  • Automating web compliance is much easier than we believe

    Diego Richards, Chief Operations Officer at Stillio Introduction In the beginning, the Internet was a place to create, share, and communicate. That essence is still present today, but as this phenomena grew and became crucial for companies, it started to turn more professional. In order to standardize and make information more clear, accurate, and accessible to all users, the internet also became subject to regulations. Web compliance is now present in businesses of all sorts, even for bloggers and content creators. Although necessary to regulate the incredible amount of information and products floating around the internet, we can’t deny compliance is seen as a pain in the neck by all industries. This is partly because compliance tasks are still performed manually by some teams, and the growing amount of data generated by assets like the company website, social media profiles, and terms and conditions make it nearly impossible to keep track of absolutely everything and stay compliant. This workload even makes teams neglect and put compliance aside while focusing on other processes, leading to potential lawsuits and penalties. As online compliance regulations grow in variety and complexity, businesses need to get their priorities back together. A great ally for this workstream is automation, which may sound out of reach, but is now a part of most accessible tools in the market. In this article I’d like to cover how to automate compliance easily, using a feature all of us as internet users know very well: screenshots. Automating compliance with screenshots Am I saying we have to start taking screenshots of every single thing we want to keep track of? Actually, yes. But not in the way you think. Automated screenshot solutions have been in the market for longer than you’d imagine. The premise is simple: provide the tool with the URL you want to capture, tell the tool how often you’d like it to capture the webpage, and done. This mechanism can be used for anything from keeping a record of news stories published in different media on a particular study topic, to capturing search engine result pages to track SEO performance. In the case of web compliance, online capturing can be used for various cases, the most common one being keeping copies of public records. Most regulations covering online assets have to do with recordkeeping, and screenshots serve as a great tool to reduce manual workload. With automated capturing, the actual recordkeeping and categorizing task is fulfilled, and teams are only needed to locate files in case of a record request. Other uses in e-litigation include providing a particular content was live at a particular moment, and generating online evidence of brand usage for intellectual property cases, the latter being the main reason a big international fashion brand have trusted Stillio. Benefits of automated screenshots in online compliance Now you’re aware that screenshots can be automated, and that they can be of good use in compliance cases. However saving time, although crucial, isn’t the main reason why businesses are choosing online capturing. Let’s go over other reasons why automated screenshots are the go-to solution to stay compliant: Data preservation: No matter the capturing interval or storage option you choose, screenshots will be automatically saved and preserved, ready to use whenever they’re needed. Screenshotting solutions generate a pool of data that is sustainable to be referenced over time. File format: The final aim of any discovery process is to share data with the other party. Therefore, it's your responsibility to make that information accessible to them. Automated screenshots can be shared in a variety of formats according to client preference. For example, captures hosted in Stillio can be shared through a private link, downloaded as a .jpg file, or linked to your drive of choice like Dropbox. Cost: The monetary and time cost of going through all data implicated in the compliance process can be high. An eDiscovery solution may be a way out, but they're a significant investment for smaller businesses. Screenshot solutions have different pricing plans—Stillio starts at $29 per month, for example—that adjust to each company's recordkeeping needs. Amount of data: The amount of data managed in the discovery process can be a lot to handle, making the identification and collection of relevant documents difficult. With a screenshot tool, you can group captures with tags to easily find what you're looking for. Screenshots can also be time-stamped, as that may be required for some legal procedures. The web compliance landscape across industries As I mentioned previously, online regulations are present in all industries. Automated capturing solutions have helped many businesses gather the information needed to stay compliant, and in doing so they’ve seen all types of requirements, each with their own objectives and details specific to each sector. The first industry that comes to mind when thinking about the internet is ecommerce, as one of the main reasons users go online is to shop. Surprisingly, there isn’t one regulation specific to ecommerce. However, depending on where they’re located, online shops are most likely required to comply with data privacy regulations. The most popular is of course GDPR, which came into effect in 2018 for the EU, but we’ve also come across the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). As these three require businesses to have clear data policies in mind, as well as cookie management and opt-outs, it’s key to collect records of compliance. By automating screenshots of your own site, you can get evidence of having cookie banners, checkboxes, easy-to-locate terms and conditions, and more. These will come in handy in case of complaints or litigation. Healthcare professionals also have to look after how they’re handling patient information to comply with the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In this case, they can use online capturing to document policies, training completion, and archive website versions for future use. Recordkeeping is also required in education: universities and colleges must comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), which requires these institutions to make certain pieces of information public at specific times. Things like graduation rates, financial aid, and data policies must be up on the institution’s website, where timestamped screenshots can automate the task of gathering evidence. Finally, there are regulations that apply to all websites equally, especially when it comes to accessibility. These rules aim to make online information accessible to everyone, regardless of sight, hearing, and other capabilities. There are many versions of these requirements, but the global most accepted guidelines are the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Closing thoughts It’s most likely your company is affected by the regulations covered in this article, and therefore needs to stay up to date with any adjustments necessary for all online assets. However, there are tools (and teams behind those tools) ready to walk you through the process and help you stop relying on memory alone. - Diego Richards Chief Operations Officer at Stillio www.stillio.com #legaltech #webcompliance #screenshots #data

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