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Judge finds government can order manufacturer to unlock cell phone

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 29 2014

A federal magistrate judge from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled, inIn Re Order Requiring XXX, Inc. to Assist in

Seventh Circuit expands ability of police to search digital devices without a warrant

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 22 2012

The Seventh Circuit has ruled that police did not violate the Fourth Amendment when they conducted a warrantless search of digital media storage devices that they were “substantially certain” contained child pornography

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

Boston hospital settles data breach suit over unencrypted laptop

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 6 2014

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle the Massachusetts Attorney General's lawsuit over a 2012 data

U.S. hopes GHRAVITY will ground Iranian and Syrian depravity

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • Iran, Syria, USA
  • -
  • April 28 2012

President Obama has issued an executive order, “Blocking the Property and Suspending Entry into the United States of Certain Persons With Respect to Grave Human Rights Abuses by the Government of Iran and Syria via Information Technology” (aka “the GHRAVITY E.O.”), that gives the Secretary of the Treasury the power to impose sanctions on entities that help the governments of Iran and Syria use modern technologies to commit human rights abuses

NIST releases draft Guide to cyber information sharing

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released a draft version of its Guide to Cyber Threat Information Sharing, a publication aimed at

Wyndham directors found not liable for data breach

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2014

A federal district court in New Jersey has ruled that the board of directors of Wyndham Worldwide Corp. is not liable to a shareholder for alleged

Montana: "The last best place" for communications privacy?

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 13 2010

The federal Wiretap Act permits wiretapping of a wire or electronic communication where one party to the communication conducts or consents to the wiretapping

When does a border search cross the line?

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 19 2010

Several federal courts of appeal have held that the government can search electronic devices carried across the border by incoming travelers without probable cause or even reasonable suspicion that a crime has occurred

Gee, boss, I didn't know you would actually read my emails

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 9 2010

A federal court in Washington, D.C., has ruled in Convertino v. U.S. Department of Justice that an employee may reasonably expect privacy in personal emails sent over a work computer, despite a very specific policy stating that emails are not private and are subject to monitoring