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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

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

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…

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…

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