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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

Maker of disappearing chat app gets long-lasting punishment

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2014

Snapchat - the maker of the app that supposedly permits users to send ephemeral (as in "disappearing") photos and videos - has agreed to settle

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

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

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