Internet Ethics

The Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct indicate that "a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology," in order to maintain professional competence. This class will help you with that.

We'll start with a review of the benefits/risks of today's communication tools, with an emphasis on metadata. We'll also look at the advantages and limitations of encryption. Next we'll consider "security as theater" -- and how that applies to antivirus, operating system updates, and password policies. Finally we'll discuss how the law (and ethics opinions) needs to play catch-up with the Internet of Things (IoT), biometric verification, and warrantless border device searches.

Jenkins Law Library, an accredited provider under the Pennsylvania CLE Board's Rules, will serve as the CLE provider for this course. The course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in ethics.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.0 hour of total CLE credit in ethics/professionalism.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
12:30pm to 1:30pm
28 seats remaining (30 max)