On November 20, 2019, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Commonwealth v. Davis held that a defendant in a criminal case cannot be compelled to disclose a password protecting an encrypted computer under the so-called foregone conclusion exception to the doctrine of self-incrimination in the Fifth…
Recent Interviews by Kiplinger, PBS NewsHour, and California Lawyer
Several national publications recently interviewed Attorney Shannon Brown about emerging technology-law topics such as drone aircraft and cloud computing. Kiplinger and PBS NewsHour interviewed Attorney Shannon Brown about drone aircraft and UAVs. Drones (unmanned aerial vehicles or unmanned aircraft) pose a number of risks to communities and individuals from…
Part 2: Could “Undeletable” Cookies Be a Felony in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania has a new (2010, P.L. 855, No. 86) Consumer Protection Against Computer Spyware Act (73 P.S. 2330.1–2330.9, and 2330.19). The apparent aim of the Act is to prevent software from being deceptively installed on a user’s computer and compromising personally identifiable information.
Attorney Brown Continuing Education
In October, Attorney Brown returns to class by taking three, technology-related, non-credit courses:
Introduction to Machine Learning,
Introduction to Databases, and
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.
Could “Undeletable” Cookies Be a Felony in Pennsylvania?
Could “Undeletable” Cookies, Zombie Cookies, Flash Cookies, “Super-cookies” or Malcookies Be a Felony in Pennsylvania?
Insidious web tracking. “Undeletable” cookies. Zombie cookies. Malcookies.[FN1] Flash cookies. Euphemistically termed “super-cookies.” Web cookie viruses. No matter what term is applied, the distribution of the code that delivers these technologies and the use of the technology by companies arguably might be felonies in Pennsylvania.