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White House announces intelligence changes

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2014

On January 17, in response to the report of the President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology, the White House announced

Defense contractors must now report successful cyberattacks

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 12 2013

Defense contractors with security clearances will soon be required to inform the government when hackers successfully penetrate their networks

Government requests for cell phone data on the rise

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 21 2012

Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the United States made over 1.3 million requests for consumer cell phone records in 2011 alone, according to reports from the country’s major wireless carriers

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but carrots can never hurt me

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 21 2012

Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) last Thursday introduced in the Senate a revised version of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, which, in Lieberman’s words, now relies on “incentives rather than mandatory regulations to strengthen America’s cybersecurity.”

House sings “Kumbaya” on cyber info-sharing, but not everyone knows the words

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 28 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) on April 26, despite a veto threat from President Obama and opposition from civil liberties groups

Ninth Circuit allows surveillance case to proceed against government, but not telecoms

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2012

A law granting immunity to telecommunications companies that allegedly assisted the U.S. government in conducting warrantless surveillance on American citizens is constitutional, according to the Ninth Circuit

U.S. cyberstrategy looks to offensive action

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 10 2011

The United States is prepared to take military action in retaliation for foreign cyberattacks, according to a recent Department of Defense Policy Report

Congress votes to extend PATRIOT Act provisions after a burp in the House

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2011

The U.S. House of Representatives this morning voted, 279 to 143, to concur in a Senate amendment extending for 90 days two parts of the USA PATRIOT Act and one provision of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 that are due to sunset at the end of this month

Feds putting their heads in the cloud

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 4 2010

A subcommittee of the Federal CIO Council issued a report identifying some of the legal issues that federal agencies need to consider before storing personally identifiable information in the "cloud."

Court rules that what you expose to the public may still be private

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2010

The D.C. Circuit ruled last month in United States v. Maynard that the use of a tracking device to follow a suspect over an extended period of time is a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment and therefore requires a warrant