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Court orders claimants to produce passwords in civil lawsuit
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2012

A federal magistrate in Colorado, in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. The Original Honeybaked Ham Company of Georgia, Inc., has ordered the claimants in an employment discrimination suit to provide a special master with their social media and email passwords so that the master could gather discoverable information from their social media and email accounts


Senate Judiciary Committee paves way for ECPA and VPPA amendments
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2012

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation that would significantly change the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA


Court drops call on communications privacy
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2012

The Supreme Court of Arkansas has held in Gulley v. State of Arkansas that police do not need a warrant to obtain the content of text messages, and that a mere subpoena will suffice


Court finds that misuse of information can lead to CFAA violation
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2014

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) has generated controversy over whether it can be used to go after people who violate a website's terms of


Plaintiffs lack standing to sue Nationwide over data breach
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2014

Another court has dismissed a data breach suit for lack of standing. In Galaria v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., plaintiffs alleged that they had


Google challenges NSL
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2013

On the heels of the district court's decision, Google reportedly filed suit in the same court (pursuant to 18 USC 3511) to set aside or modify


Europe’s highest court invalidates Data Retention Directive
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union
  • April 12 2014

The European Court of Justice held that the EU Data Retention Directive (200624EC) is invalid. The ECJ found that even though the Directive's


Files unknowingly shared over P2P network protected by fourth amendment
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2013

A federal district court in Oregon has ruled that the Fourth Amendment protects files shared through a peer-to-peer network over an unsecured


The battle of the dueling magistrates rages on
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2014

Not too long ago, it was rare for decisions by federal magistrate judges to garner much attention. That has certainly changed in recent months, as


Max Mosley parties on
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Germany
  • February 8 2014

Former Formula 1 chief Max Mosley has become an unexpected champion of celebrities' online privacy rights. He recently got a German court to order