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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

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

First Circuit draws the line on cell phone searches

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 8 2013

The First Circuit has held, in U.S. v. Wurie, that the search-incident-to-arrest exception to the warrant requirement does not apply to the search of

Court allows privacy suit to proceed against app maker

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2012

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has issued a mixed decision on an app maker’s motion to dismiss federal and state claims arising from its collection of personal information

FISA court moves toward greater transparency

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • July 20 2013

The recent leaks by Edward Snowden about government surveillance activities have put communications providers in a tough spot, with European

New Jersey requires warrant for cell-site location data

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 27 2013

The New Jersey Supreme Court has held, in State v. Thomas W. Earls, that the state constitution protects individuals' right to privacy in their cell

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

No warrant needed to access cell phone location data, court holds

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

A federal district court in Maryland has ruled in United States v. Graham that the government did not need a warrant to compel a cell phone service provider to turn over more than six months’ worth of historical cell-site data that it then used to trace the movement of criminal suspects

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