- Champion Article
Law firms will always need tools like antivirus software, but law firm employees’ recognition of cyber threats must also evolve. There has been a rise in highly sophisticated cyber breaches that span weeks or even months. Instead of snatching valuable data in a back door intrusion, cybercriminals are siphoning it off via prolonged, methodical interactions with company employees.
Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Electronic Frontier Foundation in support of defendant-appellee’s petition for rehearing en banc. In a prosecution for production, possession and importation of child pornography and obscene materials, the panel held that a search of the defendant’s laptop that began at the border and ended two days later at a government forensic laboratory almost 170 miles away fell within the border search doctrine.
Argument: Brief argues that the suspicionless, indefinite seizure of an individual’s laptop at the border raises constitutional concerns, and the suspicionless forensic search was outside the scope of a permissible investigatory detention and is abhorrent to the Fourth Amendment.