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E-Commerce Law Week, Issue 918
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2016

While Yahoo! Is alleged to have allowed an unnamed foreign state actor to spy on its


Sixth Circuit rules against warrantless laptop search
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2015

The Sixth Circuit has ruled, in U.S. v. Lichtenberger, that the government violated the Ohio man's Fourth Amendment rights by searching his laptop


Court finds dating site immune from negligence claims under CDA
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2015

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has given an expansive reading to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, ruling that


Eighth Circuit adds to confusion over when emails are protected by ECPA
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2015

The Eighth Circuit has ruled, in Anzaldua v. Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District, that copies of emails stored in a "draft" or "sent"


Court upholds warrantless surveillance program
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2015

The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, in U.S. v. Muhtorov, has rejected a constitutional challenge to the NSA's warrantless


The value of understanding international encryption regulation
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2012

Encryption technology offers both substantial benefits (by protecting the confidentiality, authenticity, and integrity of business and personal information) and substantial risks (by making it easier for criminals and terrorists to conceal communications regarding illegal behavior


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


Court puts Microsoft between rock and hard place on overseas search warrant
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2014

As we have previously reported, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected Microsoft's request to vacate a search warrant


Stored Communications Act does not protect information stored on cell phone
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2012

The Fifth Circuit has held, in Garcia v. City of Laredo, that information stored on and accessed from a cell phone is not covered by the SCA. Accordingly


Proposed rule would extend cybersecurity requirements to government contractors
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2012

The U.S. Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and NASA last month proposed a change to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that would require contractors to safeguard their information systems containing information provided by or generated for the government