The LAW FIRM OF DAYREL SEWELL, PLLC is pleased to announce that Mr. Sewell will be the moderator of the upcoming panel discussion, Advanced Technology and Global Security: Friend or Foe, held by The Johns Hopkins University NYC Law Affinity Group at the Princeton Club in New York City at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. For registration details and more, click on the event name above.
We have seen the emergence of technology into every facet of our daily lives. Social media and cell phones are indisputably ubiquitous. The result, in part, is the compilation of vast amounts of data on each individual. Access to this data gives unprecedented insight into our privacy by government, industry and the criminal element. How they choose to use this data is of concern to all.
People are increasingly aware of the dilemma between privacy and global security. According to the Wall Street Journal, FBI Director James Comey said that the FBI paid more than $1 million for a hacking tool that opened the iPhone of a terrorist gunman in San Bernardino, California.
The rapid growth of technology has created unexplored legal challenges, civil liabilities, social consequences, and potential for incursion of individual privacy. Couple these issues with the legitimate requirements of law enforcement and the intelligence community and you have a variety of questions around law, policy and practice. Join the panel with Mr. Sewell in a dynamic discussion covering all of the issues outlined and more!
Research has shown that close to 91% of Americans own a mobile phone, laptop or another form of computing device capable of connecting to the Internet. Personal information such as identity, banking, contacts and of recent times, health data, are also stored on these devices. Knowingly or otherwise, device users also store their data on the cloud in some form or other. For instance, when an iPhone is backed up while charging, more often than not, that data is backed up in the cloud. The law affords an individual a fundamental right to privacy. While the degree of this privacy… Read more »