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Gregg Lawson
'Imprudent Curiosity' Or 'Outrageous Breach' Of Privacy?

Just how secure is the sensitive information in your passport file? The State Department reports that its computer system did its job by identifying breaches of the passport files of all three presidential contenders but, incredibly, the news that someone...

Tags: Privacy
LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff
Can There Be Any Expectation Of Privacy Anymore?

The New York Times is reporting that the State Department passport files of all three remaining presidential candidates were improperly accessed multiple times by Department employees. The motivation behind the breach appears to be idle curiosity, but...

Tags: Privacy
John Rak
Subprime Lending or Options Backdating, Which Will Receive a Legislative Haymaker?

Recently, the financial industry and the country itself has faced two sweeping market-related “scandals” or “crises” (for lack of a better term): the issues in the mortgage industry with subprime lending, and the executive stock...

Tags: Subprime
LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff
Are You Buried In An Information Avalanche?

Although the foundation of today’s Internet was built as a government project more than 40 years ago, relatively few people were using it at the beginning of the 1990s. Then Vice President Al Gore spoke glowingly of the promise of the “information...

Tags: Technology
LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff
Breaking the ARS Liquidity Logjam

Zealous Trading Group's announcement that its electronic marketplace will facilitate secondary trading for the $330 billion market of Auction Rate Securities might help increase overall credit market liquidity, and perhaps indirectly help ease the...

Tags: Subprime
Courtney Ingraffia Barton, Esq.
Federal Civil E-Discovery Rules Applied in Criminal Case

United States v. O'Keefe, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12220 (D.D.C. Feb. 18, 2008) may be one of the first cases to apply the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to a "big paper" criminal case. Because there are no criminal procedural rules addressing...

Tags: E-Discovery