What is Law New?

As an adjective, “new” denotes newness or freshness. It can also imply novelty, originality or creativity. In the legal world, law new is a process of human adaptation to rapidly changing business and social conditions. It’s an arduous and time-consuming journey that can produce results of varying quality. Some legal change efforts yield little but self-congratulatory kudos and profit preservation; others create customer impact and enhance experience. The industry’s most promising changes are the ones rooted in a new paradigm shift from provider to customer-centricity.

The new law paradigm change will reshape the legal industry into one that more closely resembles its corporate customers and society-at-large. It will be more holistically diverse cognitively, demographically, culturally and experientially. Its workforce will be more creative, tech and data-proficient, empathetic and collaborative. It will work cross-functionally with enterprise business units, as well as other legal departments. The new legal function will possess “data agility” — mastery of data’s prime value elements: capture, unification, applied human and machine learning, visualization, real-time refresh, decision driving and global business integration.

Law firms and in-house legal departments are the industry’s dominant providers, but they will increasingly collaborate with each other, as well as with nonlegal service companies and third parties, to provide the most cost-efficient, innovative, customer-centric, on-demand, scalable and data-sharing legal products and services that align with the speed of business and society. This will be accomplished through horizontal and vertical integration, shared services, legal project management and collaboration technology platforms, joint ventures and managed-service agreements. It will be driven by customer impact and net promoter score, not the preservation of legacy economic models built on input.

This bill would require city agencies to disclose private information regarding a person’s use of an internet-based service that collects, stores or transmits personal information if the agency reasonably believes that such information has been accessed, disclosed or used by an unauthorized individual. It also would require certain disclosures in the event of a breach of cyber security.

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This bill requires the department to provide each user of its internet-based service with access to all personal information about that individual collected through the website, and an opportunity to request correction or amendment of such information. It also amends provisions of law to make them more consistent with the requirements in the New York State Cyber Command Act and other applicable state laws. Finally, it adds an additional requirement to the existing notification requirements by requiring that any entity that discloses personal information about a person must include in the disclosure a notice of such disclosure.