Cell Phone Access at Issue in Texas Church Shooting Case

In the wake of the horrific shooting at a Texas church in November, law enforcement officials are attempting to obtain access to the contents of the suspect’s cell phone, according to published reports. The FBI Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Field Office responsible for the investigation noted, “With the advance of the technology and…

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Email Privacy “In Transition”

A recent kerfuffle between the Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) Robert Mueller and lawyers representing the Presidential Transition Team (PTT) arose out of Mueller’s reported acquisition of the emails of the transition team from the Government Services Agency (GSA). Transition lawyers argue that the GSA provided Mueller’s team with emails that were subject to various privileges…

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Massive Ransomware Attack – Can I Sue?

In the wake of the massive ransomware attack which hit the UK’s NHS, and tens of thousands of businesses and individuals across Europe and the rest of the world, an attack which may have cost lives, but certainly cost millions of dollars, pounds, Euro, and bitcoin, one question looms over all others. At least to lawyers. Others…

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Why Healthcare Is Uniquely Vulnerable to Ransomware Attacks

We all know that the most recent and pernicious forms of phishing attacks are ransomware attacks. They are increasing in scope and incidence, as well as impact and cost. But a more disturbing trend is that healthcare entities are being targeted for such ransomware attacks. The most recent is the massive ransomware attack against the UK’s NHS, whereby…

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The Huma(n) Factor in Infosec

Remember when the FBI initiated an investigation of the classified emails of State Department employee Huma Abedin found on the laptop computer of her (now estranged) husband, former (and disgraced) New York Congressman Anthony Weiner? Now Former FBI Director James Comey testified that he was obligated to tell members of Congress about these emails during…

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