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4Discovery’s Melody Haase Provides Internet Intelligence Training to Local & Federal Law Enforcement Officials in Vermont

Demand for training in this specialized area is growing as social media becomes an important source of relevant digital evidence You were most likely aware that 4Discovery is a leading provider of digital forensics for the litigation community, but did you also know that we frequently provide internet investigation training at the federal and local law enforcement level? Last week, our very own Melody Haase led a two day training …Read More

4Discovery’s Phil Knox to Present at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials Conference

Panel discussion will address school district risks and how to use digital forensics to respond and investigate incidents Fraud, misconduct, sexual harassment, cyberbullying, and data security breaches are just a few of the significant risks facing school districts in our current environment. School business officials have an important legal duty to respond to and investigate these events. 4Discovery, a prominent digital forensics firm, will lead a panel discussion on the use …Read More

4Discovery’s Phil Knox to Present at the Illinois Association of School Business Officials Conference

Panel discussion will address school district risks and how to use digital forensics to respond and investigate incidents Fraud, misconduct, sexual harassment, and data security breaches are just a few of the significant risks facing school districts in our current environment, and school business officials have an important legal duty to respond to and investigate these events. 4Discovery, a prominent digital forensics firm, will lead a panel discussion at the …Read More

School’s Failure to Preserve Snapchat Messages Can Result in Potential Spoliation Claim

Was School Counselor Deliberately Indifferent? BACKGROUND SCENARIO After weeks of receiving mean and threatening Snapchat messages from fellow students, a seventh-grader (we’ll call her Maggie) finally went to her school counselor for help. Maggie showed her counselor some of the messages on her iPhone and the counselor agreed to “look into it”. In addition, the counselor took photos of several of the bullying text messages from Maggie’s phone with her …Read More

Shocking Survey Reveals Only 31% of Organizations are Prepared for a Trade Secret Misappropriation

Baker McKenzie Survey Exposes Board-Level Risks that Companies are NOT Prepared For[1] The scenario Your client’s IT Director tells his boss that he has observed suspicious behavior on the company’s network. It seems a senior software code designer for the high-speed securities trading company is downloading massive volumes of proprietary trading software code and copying it to a CD burner. Not good. The employee has recently complained about the strategic …Read More

Cyberbullying Tragedy: A School District’s Obligations for Capturing Digital Evidence

A Case Study A young student has had enough. After months of relentless and cruel cyberbullying and internet harassment, the girl, in a moment of despondency and depression, ends her life. In the unthinkably sad aftermath, parents, teachers, and loved ones wonder what could have been done to prevent this senseless nightmare. Teachers and middle school administrators are accused, in a lawsuit filed by the dead girl’s parents, of missing …Read More

Phishing Update: The Bad Guys Are Getting More Sophisticated – And Losses Are Way Up

More Bad News…Your Loss From Phishing Fraud May Not Be Covered By Insurance Phishing scams are not new, but losses from these social engineering ploys are increasing dramatically as the fraudsters become more convincing in their techniques.  Indeed, this was one of the primary themes of this year’s Net Diligence Cyber Insurance conference in Santa Monica, California. It’s Getting Ugly Out There… The FBI estimates phishing attacks have cost organizations …Read More

Social Media and E-Discovery CLE Offering

Schedule Your Next CLE Event With 4Discovery! Bringing electronic discovery knowledge to you… Looking for a convenient way to complete your mandatory CLE requirements? Would you like to achieve CLE credits in the convenience of your office? Concerned about compliance with rapidly changing electronic discovery technology? 4Discovery provides on-site CLE programs in the convenience of your law firm’s conference room… Who?  Any attorneys handling cases in which social media content …Read More

Retweet Case Raises Free Speech Debate

Can a person be held criminally responsible for “Retweeting” another person’s content, or is such communication protected under The First Amendment’s “Free Speech” language? Communication in our electronic world is bending a number of legal concepts into strange new shapes. Consider Safya Roe Yassin, a 39-year-old citizen that was recently arrested for conspiracy and transmitting threats over state lines.  Her alleged crime?  Retweeting twitter posts from a third party that …Read More

Social Media eDiscovery CLE Event

Join us for a special CLE event! Social media has surpassed email as the communication vehicle of choice for millions of people. Individuals and businesses create vast amounts of online content daily, and some of this electronic evidence may be relevant to your next case. Join the experts at 4Discovery as we examine the issues related to investigating, capturing, and producing this potentially critical source of Electronically Stored Information. Is …Read More