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Bells peeled this week because the United States Supreme Court issued a rare a wonderful decision in Riley v California and US v Wurie where it held that police must obtain a warrant prior to searching cell phones of arrestees. While the decision is a great step, albeit a baby-one, in the right direction, I am, well, nonplussed. The conclusion that a search incident to arrest should not include 64 GB of data or more is so axiomatic and fundamental to our constitution, that it’s nearly insulting to the document and our legal principles that the case was even brought that far. Good grief.

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Monique Ferraro

Monique Mattei Ferraro is a practicing attorney and digital forensics expert. She maintains two practices-- Technology Forensics, LLC and The Ferraro Law Firm, LLC-- both in Waterbury, CT. She also teaches a course on, "Women, Community and Technology" at Southern Connecticut State University in the Women's Studies Program in New Haven, CT. Ferraro is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Digital Forensic Computer Practitioner. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Western Connecticut State University, a Master's Degree from Northeastern University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Ferraro worked for the State of Connecticut Department of Public Safety for eighteen years. She was a founding member of Connecticut’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Computer Crimes and Electronic Evidence Lab and worked in the lab for six years. Ferraro's work with the Department of Public Safety includes five years working as an analyst with the Intelligence Unit where she supervised the state’s VICAP program and helped to design and implement a statewide criminal intelligence network. Ferraro spent eight years as an analyst in the Crimes Analysis Unit where she administered the state’s family violence, sex crimes, gang and bias crimes databases. She has attended hundreds of hours of training in identification and recovery of data from electronic devices. Ferraro is an experienced witness and has appeared in court as a lawyer and as a witness. She has testified as an expert in digital evidence matters at the state and federal levels.

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