2nd March - Law News

1892nd Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's video story: What's the cost to privacy in our increasingly connected lives? An extraordinary array of gadgets are on display at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona - both technologies already on the market and ones that will be soon. There's less discussion about the privacy and security costs that come with our increasingly connected world. Many of us live our entire lives 'connected' by smartphones, which we carry every day and everywhere. Phone apps turn your house lights ON and switch OFF air conditioning. Cars monitor not only our location but our driving habits and send that information back to the vehicle's manufacturer, among others. What tech companies call the 'Internet of Things' will make us healthier and safer, they say. Critics reply that we are being stripped of privacy and isolated from communicating with other people. So is a more technologically connected world a better one?

Focus of the day story:  Academic results, including a first-class honours degree, are one of the least significant factors for businesses looking to recruit graduates, a survey has suggested. According to the Global Employability Survey, the two most important factors were professional experience and a high degree of specialisation. Figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that 24% of students gained a first-class degree in 2015/16, compared with 17% in 2011/12. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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