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“Pocket-dial” calls aren’t private, Sixth Circuit rules
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2015

The Sixth Circuit has held, in Huff v. Spaw, that a person has no reasonable expectation of privacy in the content of a face-to-face conversation if


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


Federal Wiretap Act does not preempt state law, court finds
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2012

The federal Wiretap Act does not preempt more privacy-protective state legislation, according to a recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


Eleventh Circuit allows government to get cell-site location data without a warrant
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2015

The Eleventh Circuit, sitting en banc, has ruled, in U.S. v. Davis, that law enforcement may obtain cell-site location data from mobile carriers


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


When does a border search cross the line?
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2010

Several federal courts of appeal have held that the government can search electronic devices carried across the border by incoming travelers without probable cause or even reasonable suspicion that a crime has occurred


FISC reauthorizes NSA’s telephony metadata program
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 4 2015

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ruled that the government may temporarily continue the bulk collection of Americans' phone call


FCC reaches data security settlement with telecoms
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2015

The Federal Communications Commission has reached a $3.5 million settlement with YourTel America, Inc. and TerraCom, Inc., for allegedly breaching


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


FCC will continue punishing data security violations
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2015

The FCC plans to continue pursuing privacy actions against telecommunications companies with lax data security practices, according to a letter sent