Volume 1, Number 4

August 2016 NAGTRI Journal

All the articles in a handy portable format.

Do Not Call: The History of Do Not Call and How Telemarketing Has Evolved

Marguerite M. Sweeney, Section Chief, Telephone Privacy Section, Consumer Protection Division & Justin Shuhmacher, Law Clerk, Consumer Protection Division, Indiana Attorney General's Office
The Do Not Call service has come a long way since its inception, yet the Federal Trade Commission still received 3.5 million complaints about unwanted calls in fiscal year 2015. Thirty-one states have adopted the National Do Not Call Registry. This article addresses the challenges in stopping unwelcome calls.

Ethics Corner: Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in Using Social Media

Hedda Litwin, NAAG Cyberspace Law Chief Counsel & NAGTRI Program Counsel
This is an ongoing column exploring various ethical topics relevant to attorneys general and other government attorneys. Look for the Ethics Corner in each issue of the quarterly NAGTRI Journal.

Consumer Testimony: How to Prepare and Present Effectively and Ethically at Trial

John Abel, Senior Deputy Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office
A senior deputy attorney general from the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office highlights the importance of striking a balance ethically and effectively in what can be the most powerful piece of evidence in certain cases.

A New NAGTRI Anticorruption and Ethics Center is Formed

Amie Ely, CEPI Director & NAGTRI Program Counsel
On Aug. 15, NAGTRI launched its Center for Ethics and Public Integrity (CEPI), a resource for government attorneys and others seeking information about corruption prevention, particularly at the state level. The CEPI mission is to provide training, research, and technical assistance to prosecutors involved in the fight against corruption.

Ransomware: The Cutting-Edge Cybercrime Taking Over the Country and What You Can Do to Stop It

Taylre Janak, NAGTRI Law Clerk, University of Notre Dame Law School, 2018
While cybercrime has surpassed illegal drug trafficking as the leading criminal funding scheme, there are certain legal obstacles making prosecution of the perpetrators overseas more difficult. In this article, read about the threats of ransomware on individuals and government entities and how prosecutors can help prevent perpetuating cyber-attacks.

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