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Data From Our Wearables Is Now Courtroom Fodder

December 12, 2014, WIRED

Covington partner Simon Frankel is quoted in this article regarding the use of emerging technologies, such as wearables, in the courtroom:

The point being: If the data is there, it can be used to fight or bolster a case—and it can pop up unexpectedly. “When it comes to data, you should assume anything tracked is being kept forever unless you know that it’s not,” Covington’s Simon Frankel told WIRED. And many companies will relinquish what data they have if they’re given a court order—just as we’ve seen with email, according to Lee Tien, senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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