Data Retention

Broadband Consumer Privacy Changes and Implications for Internet Service Providers for Business Intelligence

On March 23, 2017, the Senate approved a resolution to undo Obama administration Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules relating to internet privacy and Internet Service Provider (ISP) ability to collect, use, and share this information which puts ISPs on equal footing with over-the-top (OTT) service providers like Google and Facebook under Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requirements.

VoLTE, 5G Challenges and Solution for Mobile Service Providers

Wireless infrastructure networks are constantly evolving. Often mobile service providers must maintain multiple generations in order to support new and legacy services. Unfortunately we don’t see this getting any easier anytime soon with the emergence of VoLTE and 5G on the horizon.

The Apple Encryption Case

Almost every day, the press carries some latest assertion by Apple or assorted self-proclaimed encryption experts that smartphone devices must be unalterably encrypted. A virtual army of bloggers and lobbying groups have joined the fray to ramp up anti-government paranoia and convince users and the public that highly encrypted smartphones are good for the world. Never mind that the capability primarily benefits terrorists and criminals.

ISAO Challenges

Earlier this week on 9 November at a public location outside Washington DC, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security sponsored Initial Public Meeting was held for establishing Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) Standards. After some initial speeches by DHS officials, the contractor host of the meeting described the efforts and sought to gather information and ideas from the approximately 50+ attendees.

Oral Argument of the Microsoft eMail Appeal

In the world of Retained Data and forensics law, perhaps the most significant case on appeal is being argued this coming week at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, 9 September at the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in New York City. In the rarefied world of LI law, it doesn’t get any better than this. To make the event even more interesting and historic, this past Tuesday, Microsoft’s appellate counsel requested the presence of a Court Reporter to capture an entire record of the oral argument. The counsel for the United States consented, and the court on Thursday granted the request.