Monday May 14, 2012

Tracking Digital Footprints

"Whodunit" mysteries with cloak and dagger twists have given way to the computer. But, how do iDetectives legally track today's digital footprints?

Yesteryear's "whodunit" mysteries with cloak and dagger excitement have given way to the computer. But, how do real world iDetectives legally track today's digital footprints? And, how does that evidence translate to the courtroom?

"iDetective: Tracking Digital Footprints in the Litigation of Tomorrow" is among the topics to be discussed during the University of Dayton School of Law's annual "Significant Developments in Intellectual Property Law of Computers and Cyberspace" from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Keller Hall on campus. The conference is in its 22nd year.

Other topics include communicating privacy policies to users in multiple jurisdictions, negotiating contracts and navigating the American Invents Act.

"Computer privacy is tricky because we live in a global economy and it is a hot topic because it is such a big part of everyone's lives, whether for business or not," said Kelly Henrici, executive director of the University of Dayton School of Law's Program in Law and Technology.

The conference costs $395. Scholarships are available for full-time judges, government employees and students. The cost includes a continental breakfast, lunch and course materials. Participants are eligible for six hours of continuing legal education credit in Ohio, Indiana or Kentucky.

A complete schedule, brochure and registration form can be found at the related link. For more information or to register, contact Nan Holler-Potter at 937-229-4676.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu.