John Weaver to Present at Paralegal Conference 2021

McLane Middleton attorney John Weaver will be presenting at MCLE New England’s 23rd Annual Paralegal Conference 2021 on June 9 and 10, 2021 in Boston.

Led by a faculty of some of the most distinguished paralegals and attorneys in Massachusetts and beyond, this Conference is an opportunity for paralegals to stay on top of developments in the law while continuing to hone their skills in multiple areas of practice.  This year’s virtual Conference brings a new format offered over two, half-day sessions and includes sessions on paralegal certification, cannabis law, paralegal careers in the life sciences industry, ethics, data privacy and cyber security, and much more.John will be presenting “Virtual Reality: Cyber Security Prevention and Protection” on June 9, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. ET.

John is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and Privacy and Data Security Practice Group. He has a diverse practice that focuses on privacy, information security, and emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, 5G devices, self-driving vehicles, and drones.

As a data privacy and security attorney, he assists clients to comply with domestic and global privacy laws (e.g., CCPA, CPRA, GDPR, etc.), respond to data breaches and incidents, conduct information risk assessments, remediate security gaps, negotiate data licensing and processing agreements, and evaluate acquisition targets for data liabilities.

As an emerging technologies lawyer, John advises a wide range of companies – from startups to international corporations – on regulatory and legal issues unique to those technologies, including consumer protection requirements governing artificial intelligence, regulations governing drones, state legislation affecting self-driving cars, and Federal Communications Commission regulations governing 5G wireless network buildout.

John is the author of Robots Are People Too, released by Praeger Publishing, which explores legal issues implicated by autonomous technology and artificial intelligence, and a contributing writer at Slate magazine, where his articles focus on similar issues. He is also a member of the board of editors and a columnist for The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law.  John is also a sought after speaker on topics related to law and emerging technologies, and has been interviewed by The Atlantic, Consumer Reports, and the Boston Business Journal, among other media outlets.

John can be reached in the firm’s Woburn office at (781) 904-2685 or

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