Christopher Hopkins – Akerman Senterfitt

222 Lakeview Ave Fourth Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401, United States

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One Year After Snowden: How Safe Are Your Calls and Emails?

It has been more than one year since the Edward Snowden disclosures on the NSA mass surveillance? This article summarizes the key disclosures over the last 14 months and explains best practices for lawyers and businesspeople on…more
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What is Bitcoin: Currency, Property... or Tulips?

Governments need to define bitcoin and other virtual currency in order to tax, regulate, and legislate. This article discusses how, in May 2014, various federal and state agencies define virtual currency -- and the budding…more
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If This, Then That (IFTTT) for Lawyers

If This Then That (IFTTT) for lawyers and other professionals. A one page guide. iPhone and Android…more
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Tor Anonymizer for Lawyers

This April 2014 article explains to lawyers how to use Tor to remain anonymous on the internet. The article discusses NSA cracking, use by / with clients, whether it is legal, and the Eldo Kim and Don Post cases. United States v…more
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Government GPS Tracking Since U.S. v. Jones

After the US v. Jones decision, can the government still use GPS tracking? This article explains several circumstances where GPS tracking may still be in use. It also discusses three Fourth Amendment cases from 2013: US v…more
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Conflicting Court Opinions on NSA Surveillance

Explains the NSA mass / bulk telephony surveillance as well as the two decisions from 2013 where federal courts conflicted on its legality: ACLU v. Clapper (Clapper II) and Klayman v. ACLU (Klayman I). From February 2014 Palm…more
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Using an iPad in Depositions

Learn to use your iPad to create exhibits and get better testimony during depositions using free apps. From the January 2014 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin…more
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Lawyer’s Guide to iOS 7, Part 2

From the Palm Beach Bar Association, this is part 2 of a series to assist lawyers with their iPhone and iPad devices…more
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Lawyer’s Guide to iOS 7

From the Palm Beach Bar Association, this is part 1 of 2 for lawyers about how to most effectively use your iPad and iPhone…more
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Your Law Firm Blog is Terrible

From the Palm Beach Bar Bulletin, this article explains to lawyers how to write better blogs / blawgs…more
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Can Government Compel Your Client to Decrypt a Hard Drive?

This article discusses whether the government can compel your client to de-crypt an encrypted hard drive during criminal investigations / prosecutions…more
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The Boston Marathon Bombing and Faster Breaking News

This article explains how social media and video / image sites can provide information on breaking news faster than cable and satellite tv. From Palm Beach Bar Association…more
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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
| Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Electronic Discovery

Defendants Want Social Media, Plaintiffs Want E-Discovery

In civil discovery, defense lawyers are seeking plaintiff's social media (meanwhile, a defendant-corporation likely has little social media to worry about). BUT, plaintiffs are seeking defendant's e-discovery (which the…more
| Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery, Privacy

Don't Bring a Video Game to a Gun Fight

The NRA is blaming the video game industry for recent episodes of gun violence, such as the Sandyhook shooting. This article discusses the history of blaming entertainment industries for societal ills in the United States,…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury
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Areas of Practice
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  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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