Archive for category Digital Information Law

Supreme Court: Private Information Is Worthy of Protection, Even on Cell Phones

In Riley v. California the Supreme Court made it clear that people’s private information is worthy of protection, even on their cell phones, in holding that cell phones are generally protected from searches without a warrant.  The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police cannot go snooping through people’s cell phones without a warrant, in a unanimous […]

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3 Important Questions the State Attorneys General Will Ask Your Company Following A Data Breach

In an earlier blog post I wrote about how [w]hen your company has a data breach, these are the top 3 questions that you will be required to answer: How did the breach happen? What steps did your company take before the breach to protect the data and keep it from happening? What steps is […]

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What is Corporate Espionage, Industrial Espionage, Cyber Espionage, and Economic Espionage? The DOJ Explains …

What is Cyber Espionage? Corporate espionage, industrial espionage, and cyber espionage all generally mean the same thing: (1) intentionally targeting or acquiring trade secrets of companies to benefit any foreign government, foreign instrumentality, or foreign agent, (FBI) which means, in simpler terms, (2) espionage conducted to gain a commercial advantage (Wikipedia). What is this not? This […]

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Here is a “Computer Fraud” Case that is NOT Covered by the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act!

Believe it or not, there really can be a case of “computer fraud” that is NOT covered by the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Surprised? Let me explain. The CFAA is an “access” crime that requires there to be an unlawful “access” to a computer by either accessing a computer “without authorization” or “exceed[ing] authorized access.” […]

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Using Social Media in Your Law Practice – Presentation to Collin County Bar Association #ccba

Today I have the pleasure of speaking to a great group of Collin County lawyers in the Collin County Bar Association’s monthly general meeting about the practical and ethical considerations of using social media in a law practice as well as my own tips that I have learned by using social media in my practice. Here is are Prezi […]

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