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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


Apple mostly wins In mobile tracking suit
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2012

A federal district court in California rejected most claims against Apple, Inc., and other mobile industry defendants over their alleged data collection and mobile tracking practices


FTC puts app makers in COPPA crosshairs
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2012

Just days before issuing its amended COPPA rule, the FTC published its second survey of mobile apps for children, in which it examined the privacy


“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


On Standing, Supreme Court Takes A Seat
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-awaited decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, which was expected to resolve whether plaintiffs can establish


Cox pays for attack of the lizard squad
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2015

The Federal Communications Commission is continuing to ramp up its activity in the data security arena. On November 5, it adopted a Consent Decree


Eleventh Circuit to reconsider whether government needs a warrant to obtain cell-site location data
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has vacated its ruling in U.S. vs. Davis that the government needs a warrant to obtain cell-site


FBI wants to keep the lights on
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • October 18 2014

In a speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, last week, FBI Director Jim Comey raised the alarm about the "Going Dark" problem - law


FISA court moves toward greater transparency
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • July 20 2013

The recent leaks by Edward Snowden about government surveillance activities have put communications providers in a tough spot, with European


Microsoft challenges search warrant for data stored abroad
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2014

Microsoft has filed an appeal from a magistrate's decision to issue a search warrant requiring Microsoft to turn over to the U.S. government emails