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Cannibal cop forced to eat a CFAA conviction

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2014

You've surely heard about the New York City police officer who was charged with conspiring to kidnap his wife and other women so he could torture

Seventh Circuit slams door on FISA disclosure

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2014

In January 2014, a federal district court for the first time ever required the government to turn over to a defendant classified information that was

Florida enacts sweeping new breach notification law

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2014

Florida has enacted a new data breach notification law (S. 1524) that adds significant new requirements for companies that suffer breaches. Among

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

Bank customers reject security measures at their own peril

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 21 2014

The Eighth Circuit held, in Choice Escrow & Land Title, LLC, v. BancorpSouth Bank, that a Mississippi bank is not liable for the theft of $440,000

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

Does keystroke monitoring violate ECPA?

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 8 2011

A recent federal court decision points out two of the many critical ambiguities in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA): what constitutes an “interception” under the Wiretap Act portion of ECPA, and when is an email in “electronic storage” and therefore protected by the Stored Communications Act portion of ECPA?

Eleventh Circuit requires warrant for cell-site location data

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 14 2014

Cell-site location data has become a popular tracking tool for law enforcement. It is not as popular in the courts, however, which are split on

Court issues split decision in behavioral advertising case

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2011

A federal district court in Montana in Mortensen, et al., v. Bresnan Communications, Inc., has dismissed an Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) claim against an Internet service provider that funneled its customers’ Internet traffic to a third party, which then used the information for behavioral advertising purposes

Sixth Circuit okays warrantless tracking of cell phones

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 8 2012

Police do not need a warrant to obtain GPS, cell-site, or “ping” location data for mobile phones, according to a recent decision by the Sixth Circuit