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FCC Seeks Comment On Proposed Privacy Regulations
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2016

Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission released for comment its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning privacy


Government Unlocks iPhone; Now What?
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2016

On March 28, the FBI announced that Voila! it had successfully unlocked the iPhone with the help of an unnamed third party. The Justice


Eleventh Circuit finds broad exception to Florida interception law
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled in Stalley, et al., v. ADS Alliance Data Systems, Inc., that a marketing company did not


Judge finds government can order manufacturer to unlock cell phone
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2014

A federal magistrate judge from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled, inIn Re Order Requiring XXX, Inc. to Assist in


Eleventh Circuit to reconsider whether government needs a warrant to obtain cell-site location data
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has vacated its ruling in U.S. vs. Davis that the government needs a warrant to obtain cell-site


Digital privacy gets big win at Supreme Court
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2014

The Supreme Court unanimously held, in Riley v. California, that police must generally obtain a warrant to search a cell phone seized from an


Obama Administration to seek new surveillance requirements?
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2010

The New York Times reported late last month that the Obama Administration is planning to propose new legislation next year that would require all communications providers to make their services capable of being wiretapped


Nebraska High Court finds cell-phone search warrant too broad
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2014

The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that cell-phone search warrants violate the Fourth Amendment's particularity requirement if they do not limit


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


FISA court releases rationale for approving bulk collection of phone metadata
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2013

The legal basis for the National Security Agency's collection of telephone "metadata" pursuant to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act has come under