Employers Have a Duty to Report Child Pornography Found on an Employee’s Computer

What happens when a company’s IT department discovers porn on an employee’s computer while performing maintenance?  The answer is that it depends. If the porn involves children, the employer may have a legal duty to report the conduct to the appropriate authorities.  A recent revision to federal law requires that any provider of an “electronic […]

Using Smart Phones in the Age of Electronic Discovery

In the days before the use of computers to store documents and the use of email to communicate became a way of life, conducting “discovery” – information gathering – during a lawsuit was fairly straightforward.  A written request would be made for documents fitting a certain description; and junior attorneys and paralegals would sit in […]