Unlawful Use of Encryption offense created. PA 095-0942November 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 554The Criminal Code of 1961 has been amended by adding section 16D-5.5 "[u]nlawful use of encryption," which prohibits the use of encryption to commit or assist in committing a criminal offense. 720 ILCS 5/16D-5.5.
Criminal Code of 1961 amended. PA 095-0849October 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 504Effective January 1, 2009, the Criminal Code of 1961 is revised by adding a Cyber-bullying Law which provides penalties for harassment through electronic communication mediums. 720 ILCS 5/12-7.5.
How not to do e-filingBy Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2008LawPulse, Page 334The supreme court recently announced its intention to implement statewide e-filing in the next several years. Critics say the federal northern district of Illinois, which requires filing both paper and electronic copies, offers an example of what not to do.
Internet Caller Identification Act created. PA 095-0413March 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 124An Internet Caller Identification Act has been created. 815 ILCS 517/1 et seq. Section 5 of the new act defines "caller identification" as a "display of the caller's telephone number or identity to the recipient of the call."
Are e-mail disclaimers really necessary?By Helen W. GunnarssonFebruary 2008LawPulse, Page 66They really are, some lawyers say. In fact, you should put them at the beginning, not the end, of your messages, other lawyers say.
Three flavors of federal e-filingBy Helen W. GunnarssonDecember 2007LawPulse, Page 622Effective last month, all three federal district courts accept electronically filed complaints – but each has different procedures.
Pleading guilty onlineBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2007LawPulse, Page 230New supreme court standards allow defendants in small traffic cases to plead guilty and pay up without a trip to the courthouse.
Illinois Courts on the WebBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2007Article, Page 180What information and services are Illinois-based courts providing via the Web? What isn't there that should be? Here's a review.