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.Read More »
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.
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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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
Two lawyers who have won a landmark 6th Circuit case say the ruling should spell the end of a long-standing practice across the country of federal prosecutors seizing e-mails without warrants.Read More »
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.Read More »