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Stored Communications Act bars civil discovery subpoena to e-mail service provider, absent consent of account holder

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2011

The federal Stored Communications Act bars the enforcement of a subpoena directed to an e-mail service provider to obtain the contents of an account-holder's e-mails, absent the consent of the account holder, a district court ruled

Broker and compliance officer personally fined by SEC for customer privacy violations

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission imposed fines of $20,000 each against the former president of a broker-dealer and a former broker for their actions in transferring customer information to a new firm as the defunct firm wound down

Ninth Circuit revises controversial opinion limiting government searches of electronically stored information

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, revised its August 2009 opinion addressing warrant applications by law enforcement officials seeking access to electronically stored information

Riteaid pays $1 million fine to settle FTC and HHS data disposal charges

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2010

Rite Aid has agreed to pay $1 million in fines to resolve allegations that it violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act by disposing of pharmaceutical bottles and prescription information into publicly accessible dumpsters near Rite Aid stores

No reasonable expectation of privacy in contents of shared folder accessible via unsecured wireless router

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

A defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of a shared folder that was accessible via an unsecured wireless router to which his computer was connected, a district court ruled

Two circuit courts counter the Ninth Circuit on plain view exception to warrant requirement in computer searches

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

In United States v. Comprehensive Drug Testing, Inc. (9th Cir. Aug. 26, 2009), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, limited the scope of searches for digital evidence by defining a set of procedures to be followed by law enforcement in requesting and executing such searches

No Fourth Amendment violation in government administrative subpoena to ISP for subscriber information

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

An administrative subpoena served upon a defendant's Internet service provider to obtain his subscriber information did not violate his Fourth Amendment rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled, because the defendant had no reasonable expection of privacy in his subscriber information

Computer file extension functional, therefore not protectable as trademark

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

A computer file extension is inherently functional, therefore a software company that utilizes a particular file extension to designate files that are accessed by its proprietary software may not protect the letters comprising the file extension as a trademark, a district court ruled

Internet subscriber lacks privacy interest in isp account information sought by plaintiff in copyright infringement action

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

An Internet service subscriber lacks a privacy interest in account information sought in a subpoena served upon the subscriber's Internet service provider, a district court ruled

Web site that created and delivered unverified checks at direction of users violated FTC act

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

A company that operated a Web site that created and delivered unverified checks at the direction of users violated the unfair practices provisions of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled