In the wake of a recent story about a breach at a law firm, talk about privacy expectations is becoming more common. A hidden device was found at a law firm in West Palm Beach, allegedly planted from an employee of the law firm.
The privacy aspect of this lies in that Florida is a two-party consent state, meaning that all parties must be notified that they are being recorded. However, North Carolina is a one-party consent state – as long as one of the parties in attendance knows about the recording device it is legal.
Just because it is legal, does not mean it is ethical or that you don’t have the right to know about it. A person has the right to know if they are being recorded and the best to way to ensure your privacy is to conduct a bug sweep. This is especially important when a person is in negotiations, discussing any kind of proprietary or personal information or even when going through a divorce.
Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM)
Commonly known as a bug sweep, technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM) is a sweep of a space to determine if there are any hidden electronic devices. It can detect active signals and even non-active signals that may be transmitting or recording information.
Cell phones are another type of device that could be used to record or video a conversation. During the sweeps, cell phones can be scanned to determine if there are any eavesdropping spyware or malware downloaded onto it.
Case-Closed can help you protect your privacy during any meetings, negotiations or as a pre-caution during any tense situations. We offer bug sweeps (TSCM), mobile device forensics and other services so that you can have the confidence that what your are discussing stays private and confidential.
Contact us to find about more about protecting your privacy.