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Cybertechnology: It's changing things, including law

The term "cybertechnology" is a mouthful, to be sure, and a concept that is not yet uniformly understood among the general public.

It is "an emerging area of the law," says one legislator and commentator, who adds that, "The law has to catch up in many instances."

A summary description of cybertechnology might simply state that it centrally relates to computer -- and especially Internet-based -- knowledge and platforms, with consumers using progressively sophisticated acumen and applications to engage in myriad activities.

The concern with law enforcers is that some of those activities are unlawful. As we point out on a page of our website devoted to cybercrime defense at the Dublin Law Office of John W. Noonan, alleged criminal activity in this area broadly encompasses things like the following: ID theft and forgery; device misuse; hacking; invasion of privacy; and unauthorized access.

As we additionally note, it is also increasingly focused on things like stalking and harassment. That is a growing phenomenon that is underscored in one national media piece discussing the criminal trial and sentencing of an individual who disseminated nude photos of an ex-girlfriend that he had taken and stored on his smartphone.

Such an act -- and others such as so-called "sexting" among adolescents and the downloading of allegedly objectionable photos and data on various Internet platforms such as Facebook -- is drawing strong and growing scrutiny from state and federal investigators and prosecutors.

Individuals can easily -- and sometimes unwittingly, with no idea that the conduct they engaged in was unlawful -- become targets in criminal probes that seek conviction on one or more charges relating to cyber activity.

And in the event such an outcome ensues, it is certainly in their best interests to seek timely and knowledgeable legal counsel from a seasoned defense attorney commanding a background in cybercrimes defense.

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