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Court upholds warrantless surveillance program
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2015

The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, in U.S. v. Muhtorov, has rejected a constitutional challenge to the NSA's warrantless

Supreme Court finds lack of standing to challenge Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2013

On February 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court decided in Clapper v. Amnesty International that U.S. persons who engage in communications with

National cybersecurity awareness month cryptography is going mainstream
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

The Internet has become a primary medium for everyday communication, but individuals rarely consider the potential data security problems.

Supreme Court rejects appeal of law granting telecom firms immunity from electronic surveillance claims
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court allowed to stand a 2008 law that grants the U.S. Attorney General the power to grant retroactive immunity to telecom carriers that cooperate with federal intelligence agencies in conducting electronic surveillance.

Congressional update on data privacy & security
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2012

The rumors of the death (or at least “dearth” -- of activity) of the 112th Congress are somewhat exaggerated, to morph a phrase from Mark Twain; at least regarding the last couple weeks prior to the Independence Day recess.

High court to hear warrantless wiretapping case
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a writ of certiorari in Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, a case challenging the 2008 amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that allows warrantless wiretapping of U.S. residents’ foreign communications.

FISA opinion left "standing" after evenly divided en banc vote
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2011

By the thinnest of margins, the Second Circuit this month denied the government’s request for rehearing en banc of a challenge to the constitutionality of the U.S.

Telecom privacy news
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2010

The man responsible for the theft of 130 million credit card numbers from several major U.S. retailers and a large payment processor has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, according to the Justice Department.

Compliance with surveillance law is not "optional," court holds
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2010

After a long and convoluted series of procedural ups and downs that rivals Jarndyce and Jarndyce, a federal court in California has held that the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program was illegal.

Immunity for telecoms may not equal anonymity
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2010

The Ninth Circuit has blocked, for now, a court order requiring disclosure of records that would identify the telecommunications companies and their agents that lobbied for an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that immunized companies that cooperated with the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program.