Technology and the Law: 3 Issues to Keep Your Eye On in 2017

This past year was an exciting (if not troubling) one for technology and the law – from the multiple Yahoo breaches to newly-emerging DDoS botnet attacks to allegations of foreign hacking to interfere with the US election, 2016 did not disappoint.  As technology continues to outpace the laws addressing it, here are 3 things to […]

Newly Amended Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41: What It Means & Why It May Reach Too Far

Consider this hypothetical: Frustrated with ads on his smartphone, John Doe disables access by mobile apps to his location data on his Android phone (like many smartphone users already do)…and as a result, his smartphone gets caught within the scope of a criminal warrant that copies the information from his smartphone and exposes highly confidential […]

“All Thumbs” Revisited: Mobile Biometrics, Your Data & the Law

I have previously posted on the topic of biometrics and the 5th Amendment (especially in the context of mobile technology).  A reprint of my initial article can be found in the November 2016 issue of the Texas Bar Journal.  Now, it seems the debate on this issue may heat-up – in a May 26, 2016 […]

Attorneys Beware: The “Cloud” May Be Raining on Your Ethical Obligations

EverNote.  DropBox.  Google Drive. These are but a few of the many cloud-based applications available on the Internet that provide helpful and cost-effective solutions to document creation, collaboration and storage. Traditionally, the need for additional document management capability meant purchasing a new disk drive or a new software package.  Technology has now evolved to the […]

All Thumbs? Mobile Biometrics, Your Data & the Law

With all the commotion revolving around the Apple/FBI dispute and accessing encrypted data in the iPhone iOS, it should come as no surprise mobile device makers and application providers have been ramping up efforts to better protect mobile device content from unauthorized access.  Soon, the WhatsApp secured messaging service owned by Facebook will be encrypting […]