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Miriam Straus Huffnagle

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Miriam Straus Huffnagle is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. Miriam received a J.D. degree cum laude from The George Washington University Law School in 2012. During law school, she participated as a student-attorney in the GW Law Immigration Clinic. She earned her B.A. degree in Political Science from Brown University in 2006.
Jul 18

District Court: No Warrant Needed to Deploy Malware on Computers

In a controversial decision, the Eastern District of Virginia ruled last month that the government does not need a warrant to deploy malware that gathers identifying information about computers visiting a specific host site. In United States v. Matish, the host site provided child pornography,… Read More

May 19

Right to Privacy: Does the Fourth Amendment Apply to Emails?

Many of our most personal communications and financial records are accessible through our emails. Law enforcement officers, however, can obtain much of this information without a warrant. The government often uses legal processes that allow for searches of electronic records such as emails without any… Read More

Feb 11

Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan: Something for everyone to love (and hate)

This post was co-authored by David F. Herman, an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department. He serves as an editor of the firm’s Data Privacy Alert blog, which focuses on data privacy and cybersecurity issues. David can be reached at 215.772.7614 or at dherman@mmwr.com. In the wake of… Read More

Jan 29

New Authority for Companies to Monitor and Share Information on Cybersecurity Threats

Private entities have broad new powers to monitor their information systems and share cybersecurity information under the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (“Act”), which was signed on December 18, 2015 into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.  Further, private entities are immune from liability… Read More

Dec 14

Reigning in the FTC’s Regulation of Data Security Practices…Maybe

In a closely watched case, an administrative law judge recently dismissed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint against cancer-screening company LabMD. The FTC’s enforcement authority for data security practices is limited to cases of substantial consumer injury or cases where such injury is probable, emphasized… Read More