Academic Writing

Too Good to Be True?

Author(s): 
Riana Pfefferkorn
Publication Date: 
September 10, 2019
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

The client shows his lawyer a video he says he took on his cell phone. It shows the defendant saying things that, if seen by the jury, will be a slam dunk for the client’s case. The attorney includes the video in her list of evidence for trial, but the defendant’s lawyers move to strike. They claim it’s a fake. What’s the plaintiff’s lawyer—and the judge—to do?

Welcome to trial practice in the new world of "deepfake" videos. Read more about Too Good to Be True?

Democracy's Dilemma

Author(s): 
Riana Pfefferkorn
Publication Date: 
May 15, 2019
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

The key term that recurs throughout Henry Farrell’s and Bruce Schneier’s essay is “trust.” That is no surprise, as the concept unites both authors’ bodies of work: Schneier, a security expert, and Farrell, a political scientist, have each written books about it. Security enables trust, and trust enables a functioning democracy. Read more about Democracy's Dilemma

Supplemental Comments to Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) on the Assistance & Access Bill 2018

Author(s): 
Riana Pfefferkorn
Publication Date: 
November 13, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Supplemental comments submitted to Australia's Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) on the revised draft (20 September 2018 version) of the Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Bill 2018, in advance of testimony during the PJCIS's 16 November 2018 hearing on the Bill. Read more about Supplemental Comments to Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) on the Assistance & Access Bill 2018

Comments for Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) review of the Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Bill 2018

Author(s): 
Riana Pfefferkorn
Publication Date: 
October 11, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Comments submitted to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) of the Australian Parliament on the revised draft (20 September 2018 version) of the Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Bill 2018. Read more about Comments for Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) review of the Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Bill 2018

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