Cybersecurity and Social Media Use by Sex Offenders: Packingham v. North Carolina

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This week the U.S. Supreme Court decided Packingham v. North Carolina, a first amendment challenge to a state statute that prohibited convicted sex offenders from accessing certain “commercial social networking” sites.  I include cases like this that involve the protection of minors, harassment, stalking, and the like under the rubric of “cybersecurity” because these issues of […]

Slides on Cybersecurity and Legal Ethics

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I’m also speaking later with Brett Harris on cyber security and legal ethics.  Here are our slides.

Tabletop for NJSBA Second Annual Cybersecurity Conference

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Here is a tabletop exercise I drafted that we’ll be running at the Second Annual NJSBA Cybersecurity Conference. Acme Corp. manufactures and sells industrial control systems (ICS).  ICS devices integrate computer chips, hardware and software and can be programmed to monitor, regulate and control various components of commercial manufacturing, assembly and packaging plants.  For example, […]

Implementing ABA Formal Opinion 477

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Background On May 4, 2017, the ABA released Formal Ethics Opinion 477, “Securing Communication of Protected Client Information” (attached at the end of this post).  This Opinion updates Formal Ethics Opinion 99-413, issued in 1999, which concluded that lawyers could use unencrypted email to communicate with clients.  Those of us who were practicing in 1999 will […]