Insights 2018-01-29T11:55:47+00:00

BIT-X-BIT ASSISTS IN EQT TRADE SECRETS CASE

U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon (USDC for the Western District of Pennsylvania) has ordered the defendant in EQT’s case against a former employee turn over his mobile phone to bit-x-bit to be forensically examined for missing text messages believed to [...]

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WHAT WE CAN LEARN ABOUT DATA SECURITY IN THE WAKE OF THE MAR-A-LAGO INCIDENT

On March 30, 2019, a woman named Yujing Zhang entered the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida – President Trump’s home away from the White House. She made it past the initial security checkpoint by allegedly saying that she was [...]

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EMPLOYERS HAVE DUTY TO PROTECT PERSONAL DATA OF EMPLOYEES

Are you adequately protecting your employees’ sensitive personal and financial data? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that an employer owes a “duty to exercise reasonable care to protect” employees against an unreasonable risk of harm arising out of the [...]

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COURT-COMPELLED DECRYPTION OF SEIZED SMARTPHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Does the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination provide grounds for a defendant to refuse to decrypt a smartphone, hard drive or other device which was seized by law enforcement under a valid search warrant?  Recent cases suggest that Fifth Amendment [...]

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