Business travelers beware: hotels are dangerous places, period.

You’ve been warned, by none other than the U.S. Secret Service, that the computers in hotel business centers are attractive targets for information thieves. Habeas Hard Drive wishes to point out that plenty of schemes exist to slurp up digital assets from business travelers, and to physically steal laptops and mobile devices from hotel environments.

Robots at work and on the road: A rich source of eDiscovery

Liabilities from human employees may pale in comparison to those presented by a workforce comprised of robots. The popular media are obsessed with robots, and their expected impact on employment. But only a few reports have explored legal liability. Habeas Hard Drive looks one step further, at the impact of robots on evidence preservation and discovery. Click on the headline above to read more.

Road-testing a lame defense for information breach: “It was a very sophisticated attack.”

They said it in the news coverage, and in recent congressional hearings. Retail executives used the same phrase as they explained why cyber thieves were able to breach their networks. “It was a very sophisticated attack,” according to top executives at Target, Neiman Marcus, and other companies who find themselves in the spotlight. Google the […]

Questions arising when a child finds dirty pictures on Dad’s “new” refurbished smartphone

Dad wasn’t pleased, after he purchased two refurbished cell phones he believed to be new, and his son immediately found photos and videos of naked folks doing nasty things on one of the devices. Dad’s lawsuit naming Sprint “and affiliates” claims the stars of the show were store employees who sold him the phones. Sprint […]

Intellectual Property Disaster: Box.com snafu deletes author’s files

Worth reading:  This account by a fan of cloud storage who is newly wise to the dangers of storing proprietary data in the cloud. But the author, a journalist named Dan Tynan, wasn’t sufficiently hardened to suit Habeas Hard Drive.  After sharing how some of his work was lost when another Box.com customer was given […]

SEC v. Tourre: Does anyone still need to be persuaded that personal email doesn’t belong on the company network?

News Coverage of a high-profile securities fraud trial reminds us of the perils of using company email for personal communication.  Recall that former Goldman Sachs trader and defendant Fabrice Tourre is accused of civil fraud in a suit arising from the sale of certain securities that he allegedly knew were part of a hedge fund […]