The field of electronic discovery and digital forensics is rapidly evolving. In the early years of this millennium, discovery rules dealt primarily with paper, but with the advent of the computer age, documents are drafted electronically and important rules regarding Electronically Stored Information still needed to be invented. This series looks at a few of… Continue reading The Evolution of E-Discovery and Computer Forensics, Part 2: Zubulake V. UBS Warburg
Suppose you’re pulled over because your left taillight is out, because your license plate tag is a bit out of date, or because one of your passengers just threw a cigarette butt out the window. And suppose the officer notices that you have a cell phone in your pocket. Should he be able, without a… Continue reading The Supreme Court and Your Smartphone
The purpose of laws surrounding defamation of character is to protect an individual’s reputation. This is bound to be a controversial area from the outset, where issues of Human Rights in relation to another individual’s freedom of speech, (namely Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights) can be raised. As is the case… Continue reading What Is The Law On Defamation of Character And How Can Defamation Be Proved?
In order to address ubiquitous privacy and data concerns, the European Commission (“EC”) has recently set forth a comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union. It is anticipated that these proposals will substantially revise the European Union’s (“EU”) 1995 Data Protection Directive, followed by proposed legislation in the year 2011. The modernization… Continue reading The European Commission Releases Important Privacy Proposals
The personal computer (PC) has ushered in a completely new way of living for people worldwide. Every day of the week, hundreds of millions of people spend countless hours on their PCs, tablets and mobile devices to handle their emails, surfing the Internet, add to or modify simple and complex files, and limitless other online… Continue reading Digital Detectives: Search and Seizure of Electronic Devices – When the 4th Amendment Does Not Apply
By now we have all heard of cyber bullies and cyber stalkers. These are the people that lurk in the shadows of the Internet and use their anonymity to lash out at innocent people. they will stalk, harass, and defame good honest people and their families. But if you have a cyber bullies are there… Continue reading Do You Need An Internet Bodyguard To Protect You From A Cyber Bully?
It is a sobering fact – plagiarism is part of a writers life. I have been posting articles on the internet since 1999 and having my content “stolen” was commonplace. There is a saying: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. I just wish they had chosen to copy my red robe and UGG slippers.… Continue reading Plagiarism and Your Copyright Rights
Imagine being stalked on Cyberspace. Or even worse…Having your daughter threatened by an unknown, but online attacker. The job of an Internet investigator is to find out who is behind these attacks and help the client get them stopped. Believe it or not, these types of cyber attacks is an every day occurrence. For businesses,… Continue reading Internet Investigator: Tracking Down The Bad Guy In Cyberspace
Online reviews can be regarded as defamation of character whenever one or more parts of a review is factually inaccurate or is misleading. By not telling the whole story, the author of the review may create an impression which is far from being a reflection of the true position. Aggrieved customers tend to put forward… Continue reading Defamation of Character – How to Get Rid of a Bad Review