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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


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


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


Microsoft challenges search warrant for data stored abroad
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2014

Microsoft has filed an appeal from a magistrate's decision to issue a search warrant requiring Microsoft to turn over to the U.S. government emails


Eleventh Circuit requires warrant for cell-site location data
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2014

Cell-site location data has become a popular tracking tool for law enforcement. It is not as popular in the courts, however, which are split on


FTC puts app makers in COPPA crosshairs
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2012

Just days before issuing its amended COPPA rule, the FTC published its second survey of mobile apps for children, in which it examined the privacy


No warrant needed to access cell phone location data, court holds
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2012

A federal district court in Maryland has ruled in United States v. Graham that the government did not need a warrant to compel a cell phone service provider to turn over more than six months’ worth of historical cell-site data that it then used to trace the movement of criminal suspects


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