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How Accessible Is the Data on Your Phone?

Most people have their phones protected by passcodes, and the easiest way to access your phone is to know this passcode. If the police demand that you provide them with the passcode, do you have to give it to them? Learn More.

September 22nd, 2015|

Online Spoofing

Online "spoofing" is an act of masquerading as someone else in order to trick, alarm, or annoy another; to do so is often a crime. Cybercriminals can spoof many aspects of our electronic communications, and arguably the easiest one to spoof is an email address. Learn More.

September 17th, 2015|

What You Tweet May Be Used Against You!

Recently, the courts have struggled with articulating a clear standard for authenticating evidence from social media. This is because social media content, more so than other types of evidence, can be easily fabricated. Learn More.

September 11th, 2015|

Stored Communications Act: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

We would like to be able to control who has access to our photos, posts, status updates, tweets, emails, and other data we send and share electronically. While the privacy settings in our social media accounts may give us a sense of security, how robust are the laws protecting our online privacy? Learn More.

September 9th, 2015|

Searches and Seizures: The Basics

The 4th Amendment to the US Constitution protects all of us from unreasonable searches and seizures. Guarding you from things like the police breaking down your door in the middle of the night, wire-tapping your phone, searching your car, or looking through your cell phone. Learn More.

August 28th, 2015|

Charged with Performing Home Improvements without a License?

The criminal penalties for violating the licensing requirements can be quite severe; a person who violates the requirements can be prosecuted for a misdemeanor and, on first conviction, is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 month. Learn More.

March 4th, 2015|
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