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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

Washington state expands privacy protection for text messages

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

U.S. courts are divided over the privacy protections afforded to electronic communications under federal law. In State v. Roden and State v. Hinton

Microsoft challenges search warrant for data stored abroad

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

Microsoft has filed an appeal from a magistrate's decision to issue a search warrant requiring Microsoft to turn over to the U.S. government emails

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

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

The metadata whipsaw

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2014

What a difference eleven days make. On December 16, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, held, in Klayman v. Obama, that the

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

Digital privacy gets big win at Supreme Court

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2014

The Supreme Court unanimously held, in Riley v. California, that police must generally obtain a warrant to search a cell phone seized from an

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