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Court dismisses suit against NSA over "Upstream" surveillance
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2015

The United States District Court for the District of Maryland has dismissed a case brought against the National Security Agency by nine organizations


DoD issues new breach notification and cloud computing rules
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2015

On August 26, the U.S. Department of Defense issued an interim rule, effective immediately, that requires DoD contractors and subcontractors to


White House announces intelligence changes
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2014

On January 17, in response to the report of the President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology, the White House announced


Defense contractors must now report successful cyberattacks
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2013

Defense contractors with security clearances will soon be required to inform the government when hackers successfully penetrate their networks


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


Sticks and stones may break my bones, but carrots can never hurt me
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2012

Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) last Thursday introduced in the Senate a revised version of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, which, in Lieberman’s words, now relies on “incentives rather than mandatory regulations to strengthen America’s cybersecurity.”


House sings “Kumbaya” on cyber info-sharing, but not everyone knows the words
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) on April 26, despite a veto threat from President Obama and opposition from civil liberties groups


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


U.S. cyberstrategy looks to offensive action
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2011

The United States is prepared to take military action in retaliation for foreign cyberattacks, according to a recent Department of Defense Policy Report


Congress votes to extend PATRIOT Act provisions after a burp in the House
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2011

The U.S. House of Representatives this morning voted, 279 to 143, to concur in a Senate amendment extending for 90 days two parts of the USA PATRIOT Act and one provision of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 that are due to sunset at the end of this month