Impact of Technology
on Clinical Evaluations
Frederick S. Lane
San Diego Psych Law Society
27 March 2014
Cyberstalking, Cy...
Background and Expertise
• Attorney and Author of 7
Books
• Impact of Technology on
Law, Society & Privacy
• Computer Fore...
Our Electronic Selves
24 Hours of Internet
• On an average day on the Internet (as of 5/13):
• 2.4 billion people went online, including:
• 80% ...
The Dark Side
• Harm to Self
• Premature Sexualization
• Obsession / Ratification
• Sexting
• Harm to Others
• Cyberbullyi...
The Electronic Self
• We Are What We Surf (At Least in Part)
• Digital Data Offers Powerful Insights
Into State of Mind, M...
Digital Investigations
• Are Patient’s Devices Available for
Examination?
• Is Patient Willing to Provide Necessary
Log-in...
Computer Forensics
• Preservation of Electronic Evidence
• Identification and Retrieval of Deleted
Files
• Organization an...
Investigation Obstacles
• Computer Forensics Is a Powerful Tool
But Not Omnipotent
• Inherent Ambiguities
• Data Recovery ...
Contact Information
• E-Mail:
• FSLane3@gmail.com
• Telephone:
• 802-318-4604
• Twitter
• @Cybertraps, @FSL3
• LinkedIn:
•...
Impact of Technology
on Clinical Evaluations
Frederick S. Lane
San Diego Psych Law Society
27 March 2014
Cyberstalking, Cy...
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A presentation to the San Diego Psych Law Society on the potential usefulness of computer forensics in assisting with mental health evaluations.

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Impact of Technology on Clinical Evaluations

  1. 1. Impact of Technology on Clinical Evaluations Frederick S. Lane San Diego Psych Law Society 27 March 2014 Cyberstalking, Cyberbullying, Sexting & Sextortion
  2. 2. Background and Expertise • Attorney and Author of 7 Books • Impact of Technology on Law, Society & Privacy • Computer Forensics Expert and Consultant • Numerous Lectures to School Districts, Administrators,Teachers, PTOs & PTAs, and Students • 10 yrs on Burlington VT School Board
  3. 3. Our Electronic Selves
  4. 4. 24 Hours of Internet • On an average day on the Internet (as of 5/13): • 2.4 billion people went online, including: • 80% of the people in North America; • The use of mobile devices to go online doubled from the previous year; • 144 billion emails were sent; • Just under 3.3 billion Google searches were conducted; • 500 million people logged into Facebook; • 175 million tweets were sent; • 40 million photos were uploaded to Instagram; • 4 billion YouTube videos were watched.
  5. 5. The Dark Side • Harm to Self • Premature Sexualization • Obsession / Ratification • Sexting • Harm to Others • Cyberbullying • Cyberharassment • Cyberstalking • Sextortion
  6. 6. The Electronic Self • We Are What We Surf (At Least in Part) • Digital Data Offers Powerful Insights Into State of Mind, Motivation, and Behavior • Evidence May Be Direct: • Emails, Files,Texts, Social Media Posts & Tweets, Photos,Videos • Or Inferential: • Searches, Browsing History, File Activity, Deletions, etc.
  7. 7. Digital Investigations • Are Patient’s Devices Available for Examination? • Is Patient Willing to Provide Necessary Log-ins and Passwords for Social Media? • Is Law Enforcement Involved? • Are Other Persons Involved, and Are They Potential Sources of Information? • Is Computer Forensics Necessary?
  8. 8. Computer Forensics • Preservation of Electronic Evidence • Identification and Retrieval of Deleted Files • Organization and Analysis of Valid Files (Particularly Timeline of Activity and Metadata) • Compilation of Internet Activity: • Web Sites Visited • Files Downloaded • Searches Conducted • Increasingly Time-Consuming and Expensive
  9. 9. Investigation Obstacles • Computer Forensics Is a Powerful Tool But Not Omnipotent • Inherent Ambiguities • Data Recovery Can Be Hampered by: • Physical Destruction; • Effective Deletion; and • Operating System Gremlins • Third-Party Access to Social Media Is Very Difficult • Cloud Storage
  10. 10. Contact Information • E-Mail: • FSLane3@gmail.com • Telephone: • 802-318-4604 • Twitter • @Cybertraps, @FSL3 • LinkedIn: • www.linkedin.com/in/fredericklane/ • SlideShare.net • www.slideshare.net/FSL3 Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  11. 11. Impact of Technology on Clinical Evaluations Frederick S. Lane San Diego Psych Law Society 27 March 2014 Cyberstalking, Cyberbullying, Sexting & Sextortion
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