Robert L. Ullmann, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP; Stephen P. Heymann, chief computer crime unit, U.S. Atty's Office for the Dist of Mass; Robert Kirtley, man dir, Duff & Phelps Corp
The past decade has seen a historic expansion in workplace technology, from increasingly sophisticated computing to a wide range of new devices and media. Employers and employees have many new tools at their disposal, many of which have legal limits and are subject to abuse. The burden of understanding these issues and designing policies to deal with them typically falls on in-house counsel.
This program focuses on criminal statutes, court rulings and government enforcement practices and policies that in-house lawyers need to understand when confronted by issues arising from the increasing use of technology and creating and enforcing policies to address the use of technology in the workplace. Topics include the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Stored Communications Act and the Supreme Court’s recent decision on GPS tracking devices. Information presented in this program will help sensitize counsel to emerging issues and assist them in creating forward-thinking policies in this area.