Application of Law to Emerging Technology (at Florida Atlantic University)

Privacy

Thanks to Professor Larry Buck for inviting me to speak to his Law in the Real World class  at FAU about the Application of Law to Emerging Technology.

We discussed several cases and scenarios where lawyers and judges are called upon to apply longstanding legal principles to emerging technologies, such as emojis, social media, instant messaging, Touch ID, and iPhones.

You can view the presentation here

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1st Amendment
Christopher Hopkins discusses First Amendment & Social Media at University of Miami Law School

A special thanks to professor Jan Jacobowitz for inviting me to speak about the First Amendment and Social Media as part of her Social Media and the Law class at the University of Miami Law School. Some of the cases we covered include: Elonis v US US v Elonis In …

Ethics
Legal Ethics (presented by Christopher Hopkins) at NBI Estate Administration Boot Camp

A special thank you to NBI for inviting me to speak about legal ethics at their “Estate Administration Boot Camp” in Hollywood, Florida this year. There is still time to register or get the audio CLE, here. Some (unusual) ethical issues we covered: Statistics on Florida Bar disciplinary actions (what …

Data Breach
Accessing Someone Else’s Facebook Account in Florida is a Crime

Relying upon a statute which has been amended twice since 1978, it is a crime in Florida to access someone else’s social media account without their authorization.¬† This likely happens dozens of times a day in this state, likely as a joke or a prank, which have or could lead …