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Digital Evidence: Preserving ESI

Brown v Tellermate Holdings Ltd., 2014 This employment discrimination case addressed the preservation of ESI (Electronically Stored Information) in cloud technology, when the defendants failed to preserve and disclose information from Salesforce.com (approximately 50,000 pages) that plaintiffs [...]

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SOPIPA – Student Data Legislation

Innovation in Student Privacy: California’s Student Online Personal Information Protection Act.  This latest piece of Californian data-protection legislation is aimed at minors, specifically students, and is highly unique and forward thinking in that it expressly restricts use of their [...]

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eDiscovery Costs: Social Media Evidence

eDiscovery costs soar to $90,000 in Social Media Evidence Case The recent tort case of Federico v. Lincoln Military House (regarding mould and related injuries in a military housing facility) discussed the proportionality of social media content to be disclosed during discovery - and highlighted [...]

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#Gamergate – Downfall of Cybersecurity

#Gamergate is a relatively recent, but rampant, phenomenon in social media, cyber-bullying and sexism, typically targeting female developers and members of the Video Game industry. Blasts of misogynistic online attacks in forms such as Doxxing, Swatting, defamation and threatening acts of online [...]

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Doxxing – An Online Phenomenon.

The Era of Hacktivism, Doxxing, Cyberbullying...and more. It came as no surprise that recently Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, admitted that the company “sucks at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform, and we’ve sucked at it for years” in a leaked internal memo. Admitting their failures [...]

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Inadmissibility of Social Media Printouts

United States v. Vayner 2014 2014 was a landmark year in establishing the admissibility and stance of screenshots and printouts of social media in litigation, with one of the more notable examples of this being the evaluation of a printout from the Russian equivalent of Facebook (VK.com) in United [...]

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The Foundations of Digital Evidence

Re. Vee Vinhnee When traditional courts met with electronic evidence... The 2005 case of Re. Vee Vinhnee is, to this day, a leading case in the standards of admissibility of digital evidence in the courts, with its findings ever conclusive and integral to eDiscovery a decade later. In this [...]

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Cybercrime Update: Instascamming

The Insta-Scam (and Instaspam components)  is a relatively new cyber scam operated on social media and targeting users on mediums such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The Traditional Insta-Scam Scammers post pictures on social media of free items, giveaways and high-end brands, encouraging [...]

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Cybercrime Update: CatPhishing

Ways to Protect Yourself Online from "Crooked Sweethearts" Catphishing (or “Catfishing”) is a “romance scam” and form of fraud, highly popularised by the use of social media networks, online chat forums and documentary-turned television series by the same name. The term “catfish” was [...]

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