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Court allows U.S. law enforcement to evade Fourth Amendment by piggybacking on foreign searches

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2015

Like a fullback opening a hole in the line for a following tailback, foreign law enforcement can blast a hole in Fourth Amendment protections by

Court rejects challenge to NSA’s internet surveillance program

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 14 2015

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that the plaintiffs in two suits against the National Security Agency (Jewel

Obama administration announces new rules for NSA data collection

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2015

The Obama administration has placed new restrictions on the National Security Agency's data collection program. These rules include new limits on

The value of understanding international encryption regulation

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 11 2012

Encryption technology offers both substantial benefits (by protecting the confidentiality, authenticity, and integrity of business and personal information) and substantial risks (by making it easier for criminals and terrorists to conceal communications regarding illegal behavior

Federal Wiretap Act does not preempt state law, court finds

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 12 2012

The federal Wiretap Act does not preempt more privacy-protective state legislation, according to a recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Are feds moving closer to cybersecurity regulation?

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

A new interagency forum has been launched to explore different approaches to improving cybersecurity in the private sector, particularly among

Financial groups back national data breach law

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2015

Financial industry trade associations have urged Congress to enact a national data breach law that holds retailers to the same standards for breach

SEC and FINRA issue reports on cybersecurity in financial services industry

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission has published its findings after a year-long observation of cybersecurity preparedness at more than 100

TD Bank settles for $625,000 in Massachusetts data breach suit

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 27 2014

TD Bank has agreed to pay Massachusetts $625,000 to settle claims that it allegedly failed to provide timely notification to the state or affected

Massachusetts report stresses importance of encryption

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2012

The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation last month released its first annual report on data breaches