Yahoo! was immune from liability under the Stored Communications Act for disclosing subscriber information pursuant to allegedly invalid subpoenas, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
A plaintiff could not recover damages under the Stored Communications Act based on a claim that her employer accessed the contents of her cell phone without her consent, the 5th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.
Published: March 29, 2012
Tags: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Department of Justice, Discrimination, DOJ, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Facebook, job applicants, privacy, social media, social networking, Stored Communications Act
After recent reports that employers were requesting Facebook passwords from job applicants, state and federal legislators quickly responded with possible legislation and a request for a federal investigation into the legalities of the practice.
Federal investigators didn’t need a warrant in order to obtain the historical cell site location data for cell phones recovered from two robbery suspects, a U.S. District Court in Maryland has ruled in denying a motion to suppress.
Published: January 3, 2012
Tags: civil rights, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, First Amendment, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Fourth Amendment, privacy rights, Stored Communications Act
Residential telephone and Internet service customers have standing to sue the federal government over the program of warrantless eavesdropping implemented in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, the 9th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
An employer’s use of keylogger software to track computer use by employees may have resulted in liability under federal privacy law, a U.S. District Court in Indiana has ruled in denying a motion to dismiss.
Federal agents needed probable cause in order to obtain records from a cell phone service provider concerning the movements of a customer who was the target of a criminal investigation, a U.S. District Court in New York has ruled.
Government agents violated a wire fraud defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights by compelling his Internet service provider to turn over his e-mails without first obtaining a warrant, the 6th Circuit has ruled.