The American Society of

            Digital Forensics & eDiscovery, Inc

            For Digital Evidence Experts™

Atlanta Chapter - February 2011

  • Thursday, February 17, 2011
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • American InterContinental University, Atlanta Campus 6600, Peachtree Dunwoody Road 500 Embassy Row, Atlanta, GA 30328


Registration is closed

Topic:  Georgia Computer Law Update

Let's face it…the FBI isn't going respond every time someone reports a computer-related crime. As more crimes are committed with the aid of computer technology, more crimes are left to be handled by local law enforcement. Successful prosecution of cybercrime begins before the crime is committed. One must be prepared to react quickly and to understand the confines of the law to which the investigation is limited. This is important, not only for law enforcement, but also for managers, I/T personnel and in-house counsel, to understand exactly what should be done or not done when something happens.

This presentation will examine Georgia’s cybercrime and privacy statutes with an in-depth look at Georgia's Computer System Protection Act. We will examine the pros and cons of charging under cybercrime laws, the proper uses of search warrants and subpoenas, and those procedures which should be followed through all levels of the prosecution.

This presentation will also be helpful to those in the private sector. Many companies try to handle cases internally due to fears that the public will lose confidence in them. Unfortunately, many times these actions, however well meant, preclude the prosecution of a case altogether. This presentation will also address the issues of controlling publicity while allowing law enforcement to do their job.

Speaker:  Chuck Ross, Prosecutor, Gwinnett County

W. Charles “Chuck” Ross is a Supervisory Assistant District Attorney in the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit. Although he handles all manners of felony criminal cases, his specialty is technology and privacy related crime.   Mr. Ross has been featured on Dateline NBC, 48 Hours, Forensic Files and Solved.  Mr. Ross received his JD from Ohio Northern University, where he served as the Lead Articles Editor of the Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Kentucky and also holds a Master's Degree in Political Science from Eastern Kentucky University.  Mr. Ross is the Past Chair of the Technology Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and is Past Chairman of the Net Ethics Committee.   He is admitted to practice before all of the State Courts of Georgia and the United States Supreme Court.

Admission:  FREE

Open to anyone interested in Digital Forensics & eDiscovery.  Registration is required.

Location:  AIU Atlanta Campus


    * From GA-400 N
    * Take exit 5A toward Dunwoody (0.3 mile)
    * Merge onto Abernathy Rd NE     (0.2 miles)
    * Turn left at Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE,
    * Destination will be on the left        (0.7 miles)

Take the second entrance to Embassy Row (the guard house is at the first entrance, continue past and take the next Left.

The parking garage is directly in front of you as you enter and the University (building 500) is immediately to your left. You can park in the parking lot or the parking garage.

When coming into the campus building, please identify yourself to security as attending the ASDFED meeting.


For those who can join, members of the group will be having lunch near the location after the meeting.


The American Society of

     Digital Forensics & eDiscovery, Inc

     For Digital Evidence Experts™

       2451 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 3382 

       Atlanta, GA 30339-6157

       (866) 534-9734



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