Today

Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice.

Technology

Avoid Data Disasters by Properly Ejecting USB Devices Before You Remove Them
Dan Pinnington

How many of you take the time to “eject” your USB devices before you remove them? I know some of you didn’t raise your hand. Does it really matter? Yes it does. Why? Because you can end up with corrupt data if you yank a device out while data is still being written to it. . . .
Some devices will have a flashing LED that tells you when data is being written to the device, but many devices do not.

Research

Get That URL From Someone Else
Shaunna Mireau

My very first Slaw Tip back in January 2011 was titled Read that URL. Today’s tip is a reminder of that along with a twisty question. (1). Libraries provide links to web sources (The sources are things on the web which means they move around) . . .

Practice

Secure Passwords
David Bilinsky & Garry Wise

The writer spoke yesterday at the Privacy and Access 20/20: A New Vision for Information Rights‘ workshop on Legal Ethics dealing with issues of privacy, security and technology for lawyers and their clients. The writer spoke along with Dr. Benjamin Goold, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean Academic Affairs, University of British Columbia and Tamara Hunter, Associate Counsel and Head of the Davis LLP Privacy Law Compliance Group. This workshop was part of the pre-conference sessions and was a two-hour practice management and ethics seminar from a privacy law perspective. . . .

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