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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


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


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


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


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 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


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


First Circuit draws the line on cell phone searches
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2013

The First Circuit has held, in U.S. v. Wurie, that the search-incident-to-arrest exception to the warrant requirement does not apply to the search of


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