Today, New York’s ‘Revenge Porn’ bill was officially signed into law by Governor Cuomo.  The bill is laudable for its effort to give victims of revenge porn a sword (or several) to hold accountable those who have violated their most intimate privacy rights.  If you’re...

Decided June 22, 2018, Carpenter is the US Supreme Court’s most recent application of the Fourth Amendment in the digital age.  In Carpenter the Court held that the government’s acquisition of cell-site location information (CSLI) was a Fourth Amendment search and ther...

It’s been about 4 months since the historic acquittal of Noor Salman in the Middle District of Florida.  I’ve had some time to reflect on my work on the case and want to share what I’ve learned about how to effectively present expert testimony on technologically comple...

October 15, 2016

A seemingly obscure section of NY Law, Arts and Cultural Affairs Law Section 25.24 has undergone some major changes in the NY legislature this past term.  As of the writing of this post, it has passed through both the House & Assembly and is awaiting Governor Cuomo’s s...

March 10, 2016

This post briefly discusses techniques for accessing and preserving cell phone data and provides pointers for conducting cross-examination of the cell phone forensics expert at trial.

 

As the Apple v. FBI battle percolates, let's take a step back and think about the cri...

Preamble: NY’s new virtual currency regulations are quite complex, this post is meant to serve as a general overview of the licensing requirements and some of the novel questions they pose – NOT meant to serve as a substitute for competent legal advice about your parti...

On May 28, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) will hold a hearing on its proposed rule changes which set forth a number of stringent requirements for  FHV Dispatch Applications (i.e. ride-sharing apps like Uber, Lyft, etc).   The TLC’s purpose for these r...

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had several inquiries involving contractual disputes over software development and the implementation of IT/networking solutions.   A number of these headaches could have been avoided from the get-go with a carefully tailored contractual a...

In connection with a massive investigation for social security and disability fraud, Judge Melissa Jackson authorized multiple search warrants requesting user information from 381 Facebook user accounts.  On August 20, 2013, Facebook moved to quash the requests for the...

Without taking proper legal steps, obtaining information from Google about a user account is not an easy task.  I have a client who received an anonymous threat from a Gmail account who wants to find out the identity of the sender.  We tried, unsuccessfully, to get man...

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