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Government Searches: The Trouble With Taint Teams

USA - December 6 2016 When the government seizes electronically stored documents by means of a search warrant, it will often seek to set up an internal "taint" team to try…

Richard F. Albert.

The International Encryption Debate: Privacy Versus Big Brother

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA - June 12 2019 Many governments, including the United States, are attempting to restrict the use of encryption services like WhatsApp and Snapchat to allow for a…

Richard F. Albert.

INTERPOL: how to catch a thief - international style

Global - July 23 2015 In my last blog post, I discussed the federal government's increased focus on criminal activity that occurs overseas and the recent high-profile…

How Senators May Have Avoided Insider Trading Charges

USA - May 26 2020 Yesterday, reporters revealed the Department of Justice had discontinued the investigations into coronavirus-related trading by Senators Kelly…

Conscious avoidance: an over-used doctrine

USA - April 1 2014 Southern District of New York prosecutors recently convicted five ex-employees of Bernard Madoff in a case that appeared to turn almost entirely on…

Richard F. Albert.