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Court Finds Violation Of TCPA Itself Constitutes Concrete Injury
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • September 3 2016

Last month, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held, in Aranda v. Caribbean Cruise Line, Inc., that a violation of the


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


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


Supreme Court first ducks, then addresses, issue of employees' expectation of privacy in workplace communications
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court held, in City of Ontario v. Quon, that a government employer's examination of an employee's pager messages did not violate the Fourth Amendment because it was justified by a "legitimate work-related rationale" and was "not excessively intrusive."


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


“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


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


FISA court moves toward greater transparency
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • July 20 2013

The recent leaks by Edward Snowden about government surveillance activities have put communications providers in a tough spot, with European


Court upholds FCC’s data roaming rule
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2012

The D.C. Circuit has held, in Cellco Partnership v. Federal Communications Commission, that the FCC can require wireless carriers to allow data roaming on


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