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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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


Cell phone users can plead the Fourth
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled, in U.S. v. Graham, that historic cell-site location information collected by the government


DOJ tries to take the sting out of “Stingrays”
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2015

The U.S. Department of Justice released a policy that will require its law enforcement components to obtain a search warrant before using devices