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Will Section 215 ride off into the sunset?

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

The federal government's program for collecting and storing bulk telephony metadata is due to expire June 1, 2015. That's because Section 215 of the

Nebraska High Court finds cell-phone search warrant too broad

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 8 2014

The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that cell-phone search warrants violate the Fourth Amendment's particularity requirement if they do not limit

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

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

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

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

Supreme Court first ducks, then addresses, issue of employees' expectation of privacy in workplace communications

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

The U.S. Supreme Court held, in City of Ontario v. Quon, that a government employer's examination of an employee's pager messages did not violate the Fourth Amendment because it was justified by a "legitimate work-related rationale" and was "not excessively intrusive."

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

FCC publishes notice of inquiry on cybersecurity plan

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

On May 11, the Federal Communications Commission's Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking comment on its proposal to create a voluntary cybersecurity certification program was published in the Federal Register

Obama Administration to seek new surveillance requirements?

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2010

The New York Times reported late last month that the Obama Administration is planning to propose new legislation next year that would require all communications providers to make their services capable of being wiretapped