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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


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


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


Surveillance Court Permits Warrantless Searches of Americans’ Communications
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2016

In a recently unclassified opinion issued in November 2015, Judge Thomas Hogan of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) upheld rules


On Standing, Supreme Court Takes A Seat
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-awaited decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, which was expected to resolve whether plaintiffs can establish


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


FISA court moves toward greater transparency
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • July 20 2013

The recent leaks by Edward Snowden about government surveillance activities have put communications providers in a tough spot, with European


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


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