Digital law represents the maturing of legal role as a link between innovation and risk management.
The evolution of Digital Law in the latest years have risen it to another degree, consolidating it as a strategic tool in private and public organizations, broadening their views on liabilities, risk management, governance, legal conformity and reputation protection.
Managers and directors began to look for guidance from Digital Law specialists, focused on risks and opportunities for the development of their businesses and activities, which increasingly rely on technology and innovation. Therefore, the lawyer has taken the role of a strategist, with her attention on prevention and opportunity, planning to diminish incidents and financial loses.
Besides that, understanding phenomena like mobility and social networking on the everyday life of a professional is essential to enhance competitively, as long as it is kept within legal bounds that allow risks to be mitigated.
To mitigate those risks, we have to know them. Each day new topics and questions arise, and so the need to follow their development properly, so they can be perfectly understood:
- Payment services
- Big data
- Cloud Computing
- Bring your own device (BYOD)
- Social media
With the litigation procedures gradually abandoning its physical form, and the ever-increasing use of electronic contracts, nowadays everything passes through electronic evidences and machine-witnesses. Information security began to integrate the organizational culture of companies and the investment in employee awareness on these topics became essential.
In this scenario, only up-to-date and multidisciplinary professionals can work with Digital Law, for they must have an holistic and integrated vision to help businesses fulfill their goals and maintain their own sustainability in the Digital Age, besides supporting society with the development of new rules, either laws or corporate policies, adequate to this new reality.
According to Lawrence Lessig, creator of the Creative Commons license, the game rules must be changed inside the own game.