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4th Amendment Warrantless Search & Seizure Issues – Technology & Privacy

By Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner Almost all of us rely on technology to carry out our day-to-day activities.  We carry one, if not two devices such as a smart phone or tablet with us at all times.  Courts continue

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

Facebook And Twitter Subpoenas, Privacy And The Law

By Hayes Hunt and Jillian Thornton 955 million people are Facebook users and there are 500 million Twitter users worldwide.  With these staggering numbers, social media is a goldmine or minefield for lawyers seeking information.  What happens when a lawyer

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What Judges are Doing with Predictive Coding

By:  Hayes Hunt and Jillian Thornton The difficulty with implementing processes such as predictive coding is that the technology is so new that these methods are fairly untested in court. However, the first wave of cases discussing the propriety of

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Posted in Litigation

5th Amendment Self-Incrimination & Computer Encryption Passwords

By:  Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner Computer encryption software is no longer for the technologically advanced.  This readily available software allows average computer users to transform plain text into indecipherable symbols, inaccessible to anyone without a password.  With a few

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Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the High Seas of the Internet

By:  Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint Originally published in The Legal Intelligencer Last month, Congress quickly shelved the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) after incurring vocal public outrage led by web giants such as

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Posted in Corporate Compliance

GPS Tracking Devices, Technology & Privacy: U.S. v. Jones

By Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner Ongoing advances in modern technology consistently change the way we think about our privacy rights.  The proliferation of the use of GPS tracking devices used by law enforcement officers and private citizens is no exception. 

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense
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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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