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What happens in Vegas can now be wiretapped in Vegas
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2015

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled, in Sharpe v. Nevada, that the state's wiretap law, enacted in 1973, permits the interception by police of


Court allows privacy class action against Yahoo!
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2015

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted class certification to non-Yahoo! Users suing the company for


Connecticut approves strict new data security rules
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2015

The Connecticut legislature has moved the Nutmeg State into the vanguard on data security, passing a bill that imposes strict and detailed data


USA FREEDOM Act signed into law, scaling back metadata program
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2015

President Obama signed into law the USA FREEDOM Act, which ends the government's bulk telephony metadata program (after a six-month transition


Oregon expands data breach statute
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2015

Oregon is the latest state to amend its data breach law, instituting stricter notification requirements and expanding the definition of protected


How will Santa know who’s naughty or nice?
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2013

Early this month, the Wassenaar Arrangement, a group of 41 countries, decided to implement new controls on the export of computer intrusion and


Vermont gets tough on data breach notification issues
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2015

The Vermont Attorney General recently reached two settlements that indicate that the Green Mountain State is flexing some muscle when it comes to


Court permits claims to proceed against Google for violating Google wallet privacy policy
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2015

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled, in Svenson v. Google Inc., that a Google Wallet user has standing to sue Google


Court holds that email stored on company server was not "backup" under ECPA
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

A federal court in California recently ruled, in KLA-Tencor Corp. v. Murphy, that copies of employee emails stored on a corporate server were not stored for “backup protection” within the meaning of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) where those emails were automatically deleted when the emails were deleted from the employee’s computer


Federal court finds border agent’s search of laptop unconstitutional
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2015

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that the search of a defendant's laptop that was seized at the border violated his