Episode 46: How Technology is Threatening our Personal Privacy with 2018 Grad, Tor Ekeland
“In our country right now, if not the entire world, there is a battle or war going on, on who gets to control the information. In the last 10-20 years, we’ve seen the rise of national surveillance states, not only in the USA but also in Europe, China, and all over the world as technology has gotten very cheap. It’s easy to surveil people particularly now that we are all carrying computers in our pockets, in the form of smartphones, that are constantly transmitting not only where we are on a map but also store all sorts of information about us.” – Tor Ekeland, 2018 TLC Grad
In this episode, I sit down with Tor Ekeland, New York City based computer, trial and appellate lawyer and 2018 July Graduate of the Trial Lawyers College. In this episode, Tor talks about something that is current in all of our lives, system privacy – if it is cell phones, laptops, and all other forms of technology we use and how that is threatening our personal security. Tor primarily represents hackers prosecuted by the federal government in federal courts across the country. Many of his cases revolve around the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a civil and criminal federal statute at the heart of most computer law litigation in the United States. Other significant cases of his involve national security issues and government surveillance. He regularly deals with the Department of Justice, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals, the U.S. Probation Office and the Bureau of Prisons across the country.
Later in this episode, we talk about Tor’s 3-Week experience at TLC and the impact the methods will bring to his practice. Our July College Application deadline is just around the corner. Join Tor as a TLC Graduate, and learn for yourself how these methods can change your life and practice.
Included in this Episode
- How Tor found himself in the midst of representing computer hackers
- The importance of Pro-Bono work
- How TLC will have an impact on Tor’s practice in computer law litigation
- The war on personal security within technology and where that might be heading in the future
- New York Regional Seminar on Voir Dire, April 26-28, 2019
- Tor Ekeland Law PLLC
- TLC’s 3-Week July College 2019 Application
- Gerry Spence’s Book, How to Argue and Win Every Time
Interviewing Tor Ekeland
Tor is a 2018 graduate of the Trial Lawyers College with primary practices in New York & California. He heads his firm’s Computer Law and Trial practices. Tor is best known for representing hackers and white-collar defendants in federal criminal court and on appeal. Tor also counsels businesses and individuals under investigation by the United States Department of Justice, and those seeking counseling on compliance with U.S. computer laws. Many of his cases revolve around the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a civil and criminal federal statute at the heart of most computer law litigation in the United States. Other significant cases of his involve national security issues and government surveillance.