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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


The secrets your refrigerator could tell
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2013

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comments on the risks posed to consumers' privacy and security by the increasing ability of commonly used


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


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


FBI wants to keep the lights on
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • October 18 2014

In a speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, last week, FBI Director Jim Comey raised the alarm about the "Going Dark" problem - law


VPPA claim goes the way of saturday morning cartoons
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2014

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, in Ellis v. Cartoon Network, Inc., dismissed a claim brought against the Cartoon


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


New Jersey requires warrant for cell-site location data
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2013

The New Jersey Supreme Court has held, in State v. Thomas W. Earls, that the state constitution protects individuals' right to privacy in their cell


Verizon issues first Transparency Report on information demands
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2014

Verizon has released its first Transparency Report. Other tech companies, such as Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Apple, and Twitter have already


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