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“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


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


FISC reauthorizes NSA’s telephony metadata program
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 4 2015

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ruled that the government may temporarily continue the bulk collection of Americans' phone call


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


What happens in Vegas can now be wiretapped in Vegas
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2015

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled, in Sharpe v. Nevada, that the state's wiretap law, enacted in 1973, permits the interception by police of


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


Dutch and Bulgarian courts strike down data retention law
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Bulgaria, Netherlands
  • March 28 2015

A Dutch court struck down the Netherlands' data retention law, which requires telecommunications companies to collect and store telephony data on


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


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


Steptoe cyberlaw podcast interview with Jim Lewis
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Global
  • January 7 2015

Our guest for the first podcast of 2015 is Jim Lewis, a senior fellow and director of the Strategic Technologies Program at CSIS, where he writes on