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Status Updates - July 2014 #3

..A relatively new site called Wanelo combines the features of a social media site and an e-commerce site by permitting users to “save” products that they are interested in, and showing them to their online friends. The site...more

Microsoft Mail and the 4th Amendment: Do Any of Us Seriously Think We Have a Right Not to Have Email Seized as Possible Evidence?

A perspective on the recent Fourth Amendment and privacy considerations raised by Judge James C. Francis' recent Memorandum and Order: 'In The Matter Of A Warrant To Search A Certain E-Mail Account Controlled And Maintained...more

Access to Cellular Phone Records by Defense Counsel

In many criminal cases, cellular telephone records are an invaluable resource. These records may shed light on whether an alleged victim or witness communicated with someone of importance in a case, and when. There are...more

Cyber-Bullies Charged With Distributing Child Pornography In Canada

In April 2013, Rehtaeh Parsons died after her parents took her off life support following a suicide attempt after months of enduring cyber bullying. The harassment was the result of a photo depicting Parsons allegedly being...more

Can the Government Search Your iPad or iPhone at the Border?

Can the United States search your laptop, camera, iPhone/iPad, or other devices at the border? Read this article on the Fourth Amendment rights and exceptions....more

New York’s Two Prong Analysis For Production Of Social Media

Last month, we summarized the N.Y. Supreme Court case, Fawcett v. Altieri, which involved the production of electronically stored social media content. What the post did not address, however, was the simple two prong analysis...more

Twitter Responds to Criminal Judge’s Decision to Deny a Defendant’s Motion to Quash Subpoena on Third Party Website

The People of the State of New York, v. Malcolm HARRIS, –N.Y.S.2d–, 2012 WL 1644956 (N.Y. City Crim.Ct. May 7, 2012) On May 15, 2012, we discussed a New York criminal court’s decision to deny Defendant Malcolm Harris’...more

Hacking of CBI Website

Cyberspace-A new front of war

The incidents of war happened in the real world is mirrored in cyber space, given the recent incidents of hacking of government websites by state or non state group of hackers for political, military, espionage purposes. As...more

cyber attacks on corporates

cyber attacks on corporates have become common either by competitors or state sponsored actors of foriegn state, Security to organisations and legal compliance has become important...more

In Re: National Security Telecommunications Records Litigation

Class Action: Plaintiffs' Motion for Order to Preserve Evidence; Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Points & Authorities in Support of...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National...more

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