Modern Government Investigations Embrace Technological Advances

September 30, 2013Articles New York Law Journal

The use of technology in perpetrating fraud has long been in existence, but over the past decade the government has increased its technological capabilities to keep up with those committing fraud. This article examines the technology used in the financial world, how it may be used to break securities and other laws, as well as how the government is addressing the situation.

Auditing social media sites and enforcing new securities regulations are two ways the government has been attempting to combat this issue, but they have also been looking into more advanced tools to detect fraudulent activity at its inception.

While technology was initially ahead of investigations into economic fraud, the government has caught up by investing in new technologies and regulating the complicated economic world.