Can you be compelled to turn over your protected health data to law enforcement? This happened in Ohio to Ross Compton, whose pacemaker data became evidence that led to charges of aggravated arson and insurance fraud. The incident leading to these ...

 

Medical Data as Crime Evidence and more...



Medical Data as Crime Evidence

Can you be compelled to turn over your protected health data to law enforcement?

This happened in Ohio to Ross Compton, whose pacemaker data became evidence that led to charges of aggravated arson and insurance fraud. The incident leading to these charges occurred last September when Compton told police that after realizing his house was...

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A Top 10 Favorite Legal Film: Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Poster Anatomy of a Murder (image in public domain)

A few years ago, I co-authored with my wife, a defense investigator-writer, a nonfiction book geared to fiction writers: A Lawyer’s Primer for Writers: From Crimes to Courtrooms. In it, we named our top 10 favorite legal films, which included Anatomy of a Murder. Below is an excerpt...

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Holiday Office Parties and DUIs: Enjoy the First, Avoid the Second

How much can you drink at an office party and not be pulled over for a DUI? (licensed image, please do not copy or distribute)

One of the last things you want after your holiday office party is to get arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence). Which your supervisor will inevitably learn about as you will need to explain why you need...

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Privacy Matters: Browser Add-Ons

finger pressing key on keyboard

Most of us do our best to implement security measures to protect our computers. One easy way, of course, is to never click links from unknown sources, which sounds like a no-brainer, but did you know cyberhackers will create email addresses that closely mirror one of your friend’s or associate’s? I wrote about a real-life occurrence...

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Car Insurance Companies Want to Monitor Your Driving Habits

From the “You’ve Got to Be Joking” File

A transponder records the day/time of every "hard brake" (image in public domain)

A transponder records the day/time of every “hard brake” (image in public domain)

The National Motorists Association newsletter recently warned drivers about car insurance companies offering discounted premiums to customers who agree to install a transponder (think of...

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