Maybe. That’s not a particularly satisfying answer, but without a full understanding of the consequences, even a low-level violation could have big impact.s In New Hampshire there are three levels of offenses–violations, misdemeanors, and felonies.  You can’t be sent to jail for a violation, all the court can do is make you pay a fine. …

Suppose you get a letter from Macy’s or Target in the mail.  It says that there has been a cyber security breach and your data may have been compromised.  They tell you they have changed their security measures, instruct you to watch your credit cards, and, as a token of good will, they give you…

Just like in the novel “The Scarlett Letter”, a criminal conviction, even today, leaves a giant scarlet “A” on a person’s chest.  It may not be a physical letter “A” anymore, but a conviction can haunt you forever.  And like Hester Prynne’s infamous “A,” it can hurt you going forward, even areas that seemingly have nothing to…