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Foreign citizens’ communications protected under ECPA
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2011

ECPA protections extend to foreign citizens, according to an opinion issued earlier this month by the Ninth Circuit


You say “behavioral advertising,” plaintiffs’ lawyers say “cha-ching!”
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2011

The defunct Internet advertising company NebuAd has tentatively settled a putative class action arising from NebuAd’s tracking of Internet users' online activity in order to deliver targeted advertisements


Don’t fall into the ECPA trap
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2011

In Corsair Special Situations Fund, L.P. v. Engineered Framing Systems, Inc., a federal court refused to quash a subpoena to Verizon Wireless for text messages on the ground that the cell-service subscriber who sent and received the messages had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the messages and therefore had no standing to challenge the subpoena


State warrants for communications apply extraterritorially, court holds
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2011

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has held, in Hubbard v. MySpace, Inc., that a search warrant issued by a Georgia magistrate for communications information stored in California was valid under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) even though Georgia warrants normally are valid only within the state


India lightens up on communications companies -- a bit
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • India
  • June 23 2011

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has released new license amendments for communications providers that address network security issues and supersede previous amendments, including some issued in 2010, which we previously reported on


Ireland enacts data retention law
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Ireland
  • February 19 2011

Ireland's President Mary McAleese recently signed into law the Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2009, which implements the EU Data Retention Directive (EEC2406


DOJ gives pinky push to data retention
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2011

A U.S. Justice Department official asked Congress to consider requiring electronic communications and cell phone service providers to retain data about their subscribers’ communications


Montana: "The last best place" for communications privacy?
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2010

The federal Wiretap Act permits wiretapping of a wire or electronic communication where one party to the communication conducts or consents to the wiretapping


New law extends disability access requirements to IP-enabled communications
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2010

Earlier this month, President Obama signed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 into law


Are communications providers violating ECPA by complying with out-of-state subpoenas and search warrants?
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2010

A trio of class action suits recently filed in Georgia state court (Sams v. Yahoo! Inc., Losapio v. Comcast Corp., and Sams v. Windstream Corp.) has called into question a common practice among communications companies -- disclosing communications information in response to subpoenas and warrants that are faxed (or emailed) from state and local law enforcement agencies or state courts in other states