Category Privacy/Security

Another Blow to Banks in ACH Fraud Cases: Funds Transfers Act Preempts Indemnity Agreements — Choice Escrow v. BancorpSouth

By Jake McGowan Choice Escrow and Land Title, LLC v. BancorpSouth Bank, 10-03531 (W.D. Miss. Aug. 20, 2012) Last month, we blogged about Patco v. Ocean Bank, where the First Circuit held that the bank may bear the loss of fraudulent ACH transfers because its security procedures were not “commercially reasonable” under the Funds Transfers […]

6th Circuit Allows Police GPS Tracking on Prepaid “Burner” Phones — United States v. Skinner

By Jake McGowan United States v. Skinner, 09-6497 (6th Cir. August 14, 2012) If the name Stringer Bell means anything to you, you probably know what a “burner” is. The third season of The Wire saw aspiring drug runner Bernard tasked with purchasing unregistered pre-paid cellphones from various corner stores in Baltimore. The Barksdale crime […]