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Deepwater Horizon Revisited: Computer Fraud & Abuse is One of the Few Criminal Convictions in This Case

Engineer’s Guilty Plea for Deleting Text Messages Stands Out in a Series of Not Guilty Findings In the months following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, 52 criminal counts were filed against 5 men that prosecutors believed were criminally responsible for the explosion and resulting deaths of 11 people.  Of those 52 charges, 23 were withdrawn, 23 were dismissed, and jurors acquitted on three counts.  Last week the …Read More

The FBI vs. Apple Update: Did an “IT Guy” Botch the Initial Attempts to Recover Critical Information from the Terrorist’s iPhone?

A case for not letting your client’s “IT Guy” do forensics… We are now learning that the initial attempts to recover critical evidence from the San Bernardino County terrorist, Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone may have been hampered by the ill-advised response of the individuals that initially took custody of the now famous iPhone.  You may recall that the terrorist’s phone was owned by his employer, San Bernardino County.  Apparently his …Read More

Smartphone Apps Pose Risks to User’s Personal Data

4Discovery’s Josh Fazio Appears on WGN’s “Business Lunch” Program You just downloaded a fun looking app on your smart phone.  Minutes later this app sends your user name, email address, and banking passwords to a third party.  The app also notified a variety of advertisers of your exact GPS location.  And to make matters worse, you actually agreed to this. Yes, it’s true, apps downloaded to your smart phone can …Read More

Your Smart Phone is Spying on You!

Smart Phone Apps Can Steal Your Personal Data:  4Discovery’s Josh Fazio Interviewed on CBS News You just downloaded a fun looking app on your smart phone.  Minutes later this app sends your user name, email address, and banking passwords to a third party.  The app also notified a variety of advertisers of your exact GPS location.  And to make matters worse, you actually agreed to this! Yes, it’s true, apps …Read More

Partner Jeffrey Hartman Published in Bloomberg BNA

Smart Phones: A New Holy Grail of Digital Evidence for Litigators?    Using a series of short case studies, 4Discovery’s Jeffrey L. Hartman illustrates how specialized forensics are bringing new evidence to life in modern litigation as the amount of data stored on mobile phones grows. A vehicle, traveling at highway speeds, gradually veered off the roadway and smashed violently into the rear of a truck parked on the shoulder …Read More

Smartphone Forensics: 10 Tips From The E-Discovery Trenches

Law360, New York (June 19, 2014, 9:59 AM ET) — A real case study: The principal of a Chicago-area school had been accused of engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student. The student produced a suggestive text message that she alleged had been sent to her by the principal, who denied sending it. Lawyers for the school district were granted a motion to perform a computer forensics analysis of …Read More

CLE at Naperville Chamber of Commerce

“Mobile Device Electronic Discovery” Bringing Electronic Discovery Knowledge to You Looking for a convenient and FREE way to complete your CLE requirements? Concerned about compliance with rapidly-changing eDiscovery technology? Want to have lunch and network with colleagues while earning CLE credits?   4Discovery brings CLE programs to the Western Suburbs! Smart Phones are Ubiquitous 1.5 billion new Smart Phones will be sold in the next five years.  These phones and …Read More

It’s 2012, Do You Know Where Your Mobile Devices Are?

Smart Phones Can Leave Behind an Indisputable Digital Trail They are Ubiquitous Think about it…we are with our laptops or computers for 6 or 7 hours per day, but we are with our mobile devices nearly 24 hours per day.  Everywhere we look we see people pecking away at their smart phone keypads.  It is becoming clear that Electronically Stored Information (ESI) from these devices can be a goldmine for …Read More

Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Trade Secrets

Tips from the trenches in light of the recent Ex-Motorola Software Engineer Prison Sentence. Hanjuan Jin, a Motorola Software Engineer, stepped onto the terminal at O’Hare International Airport a few years ago and stepped into history as one of the most notable Trade Secret mis-appropriators of recent times.  Loaded with $30,000 in cash, a one way ticket to China, and a motherload of trade secrets freshly pilfered from Motorola, Jin …Read More

Digital Evidence Plays Important Role in Apple v. Samsung Award

No need to explain complicated patent law to jurors when the ESI is so convincing the iPhone has a “beautiful design”, and “easy to copy” hardware. – internal Samsung report [1] The Background In one of the most significant Intellectual Property cases of our time, a jury has awarded Apple over one billion dollars in damages in a patent case involving the design and functionality of Apple’s treasured iPhone. Apple …Read More