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2017

Blog Posts in 2017

  • Packingham v. North Carolina: Registration, Social Media and the First Amendment

    In Packingham v. North Carolina, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down a North Carolina law that made it a felony for registered sex offenders to engage in certain internet activity. The court stressed that the "sweeping law" would bar those on the registration from visiting sites such as Facebook & Twitter, but also a multitude of sites ranging from Amazon to WebMD, as well as the sites of ...
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  • Should I Provide my Password to the Police or FBI? : Encryption, Passwords & the Law

    According to reports, a recent survey revealed that the average person has over 27 different passwords for their online accounts. With the rise of applications for every area of life (banking, e-mail, social media, chipotle), this should come as no surprise. Within the justice system, it is becoming quite common for law enforcement, or other opposing parties, to seek to gain access to a ...
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