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Forensic Fridays

Forensic Fridays is a CLE and professional education series offered four times yearly both onsite and online to eligible professionals. Also open to the general public, programs in this series are approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for anywhere from 3 to 6 hours of Substantive and/or Ethics CLE credit, and are eligible for professional continuing education credit as noted.

Balancing Individual PRIVACY and Public SAFETY in the Accessibility of CELL PHONES

A Forensic Fridays Seminar
Co-sponsored by InfraGard Pittsburgh

Friday, NOVEMBER 16

12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne University
and ONLINE via LIVE videostream


When the perpetrators of a 2015 terrorist attack on a social services agency in San Bernardino, CA that left 14 people dead and 22 injured were killed in a shootout hours later, federal agents sought access to an encrypted cell phone belonging to one of the suspects. But because the locked iPhone was set to wipe all its data after 10 failed login attempts, the FBI asked its manufacturer, Apple, to write new software enabling access. Apple refused, leading to a court battle that ended only after the FBI found the expertise it needed elsewhere.

As this case and others like it have highlighted, there is an inherent conflict in contemporary society between the privacy rights of individuals and the technology companies catering to them on the one hand, and the investigative needs of law enforcement and national security personnel on the other.

Please join data protection attorney David Ries, commercial litigator Lindsay Fouse, digital forensics expert Brett Creasy and Special Agent Michael McKeown of the FBI's Pittsburgh Division Office for this timely seminar exploring three recent U.S. Supreme Court cases stemming from this issue, as well as related information pertaining to geolocation and encryption technology, opportunities and limitations in the forensic investigation of cell phones, and "war stories" illustrating the role and importance of such data in matters of law enforcement and national security.  About today's speakers

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for 3 hours of Substantive Continuing Legal Education credit.

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Contact us at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu
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