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The value of understanding international encryption regulation
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2012

Encryption technology offers both substantial benefits (by protecting the confidentiality, authenticity, and integrity of business and personal information) and substantial risks (by making it easier for criminals and terrorists to conceal communications regarding illegal behavior


Delaware defines digital deviance
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2015

Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) signed the Delaware Online Privacy and Protection Act (DOPPA) into law, part of a four-piece package of Internet


Have Hackers Killed The Fourth Amendment?
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2016

We all know that hackers can violate our privacy. But according to a recent federal court decision in U.S. v. Matish, hackers have also done away


E-Commerce Law Week, Issue 924
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • China, USA
  • November 12 2016

On November 7, 2016, China’s National People’s Congress passed the Cybersecurity Law. The law’s strict


Washington state expands privacy protection for text messages
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2014

U.S. courts are divided over the privacy protections afforded to electronic communications under federal law. In State v. Roden and State v. Hinton


Administration allows more transparency on info demands
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2014

Last month, the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence announced that communications providers may now publish more detailed


Court rejects CFAA claim based on deleted files
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2010

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) is notoriously vague or confusing on some issues, leading to conflicting decisions over when access to a computer is "without authorization" and what constitutes compensable "damage" or "loss."


A pilgrim’s progress revisited
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • December 5 2009

A little over a decade ago, government agencies in the United States and the United Kingdom were hell-bent on restricting the spread of strong encryption out of their concern that it would impede their ability to monitor the communications of terrorists and criminals


First breach baby grows bigger
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2013

The granddaddy of data breach notification laws just gave its original offspring longer arms. Governor Jerry Brown of California has signed into law


Bank customers reject security measures at their own peril
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2014

The Eighth Circuit held, in Choice Escrow & Land Title, LLC, v. BancorpSouth Bank, that a Mississippi bank is not liable for the theft of $440,000