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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

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

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

Montana and Maine require warrants for cell-site location data

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 6 2013

In May, as another example of states moving ahead of Congress on privacy, Montana became the first state to prohibit state and local law enforcement

DOJ gives pinky push to data retention

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 29 2011

A U.S. Justice Department official asked Congress to consider requiring electronic communications and cell phone service providers to retain data about their subscribers’ communications

Immunity for telecoms may not equal anonymity

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

The Ninth Circuit has blocked, for now, a court order requiring disclosure of records that would identify the telecommunications companies and their agents that lobbied for an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that immunized companies that cooperated with the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program

Connecticut Supreme Court finds call records on cell phone protected by Fourth Amendment

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2010

The majority of courts have held that telephone call records are not protected by the Fourth Amendment because those records are shared with third parties -- namely, the phone company

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

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

Compliance with surveillance law is not "optional," court holds

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 23 2010

After a long and convoluted series of procedural ups and downs that rivals Jarndyce and Jarndyce, a federal court in California has held that the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program was illegal