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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


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


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


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


Will Section 215 ride off into the sunset?
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2015

The federal government's program for collecting and storing bulk telephony metadata is due to expire June 1, 2015. That's because Section 215 of the


FCC Seeks Comment On Proposed Privacy Regulations
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2016

Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission released for comment its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning privacy


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


Government requests for cell phone data on the rise
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2012

Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the United States made over 1.3 million requests for consumer cell phone records in 2011 alone, according to reports from the country’s major wireless carriers


FCC strengthens privacy protection for mobile devices
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2013

Last month, the Federal Communications Commission published a Declaratory Ruling extending the Consumer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI


Montana and Maine require warrants for cell-site location data
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2013

In May, as another example of states moving ahead of Congress on privacy, Montana became the first state to prohibit state and local law enforcement