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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


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


Mobile Ad Company Settles with FTC over Location Tracking
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2016

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission announced that mobile advertising company InMobi has agreed to settle charges that it committed "unfair and


“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


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


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


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


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


Sixth Circuit okays warrantless tracking of cell phones
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2012

Police do not need a warrant to obtain GPS, cell-site, or “ping” location data for mobile phones, according to a recent decision by the Sixth Circuit


Washington state expands privacy protection for text messages
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2014

U.S. courts are divided over the privacy protections afforded to electronic communications under federal law. In State v. Roden and State v. Hinton