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IBM lets employees use iPhones on-site, but bans the use of Siri, Apple’s new voice recognition and processing software, over privacy and data collection fears. http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/05/ibm-bans-siri/ The Background Apple’s newest iPhone model comes packaged with groundbreaking voice recognition technology called...
BP engineer criminally charged after allegedly deleting damaging text messages detailing oil spillage in the Gulf from his iPhone. The Background The Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures, and searches without a warrant are generally per se unreasonable, barring...
Electronic Discovery Issues Lead Once Again to “The Law of Unintended Consequences” Knowledge is Power. Want more knowledge? Contact Impact for a FREE on-site EDiscovery CLE on how to avoid the Qualcomm pitfalls… Visit us at www.impactforensics.com to download a...
“I’m dead if this leaks. I really am…and my career is over. I’ll be like Martha f…..g Stewart.” –Defendant Danielle Chiesi to an unnamed alleged co-conspirator. The Background The biggest insider-trading ring in a generation is what federal authorities are...
Defendants in Trade Secret Case Try to Trick Court by “Re- Naming” Their Computers Prior to Presenting Them for Computer Forensics Analysis The Background A Fortune 500 technology company filed suit against a Chinese – based competitor and a number...
A Historical Application of the Fourth Amendment in our Information Age The Background The personal use of company – issued hand-held digital devices like BlackBerries and smart phones is wide-spread. Companies and government agencies understand, for the most part, that...
Cost-Containment Tips You Can Not Afford to Ignore The BackgroundYou are working on a small case, and you have a hunch that Electronically Stored Information (ESI) could be helpful in obtaining a just, speedy, and inexpensive conclusion to the matter....
Electronic Evidence Helps Prosecutors Know the Answers to Questions before they were Asked The Background You remember the story; Detroit’s former “Hip Hop” mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted of lying under oath and obstruction of justice in 2008 in a...
At the beginning of 2010, six-years after Zubulake V (Legal Hold best practices case), Judge Scheindlin in Pension Comm. of Univer. of Montreal Pension Plan. Banc of Am. Secs., LLC, 2010 WL 184312 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 15, 2010), in part addresses...
What do half of us do everyday? Log into Facebook. We are more likely to use social media (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, or Wikipedia) to socialize than have a cup of coffee with a loved one. When people use social...