Stored Communications Act (SCA)

A Delaware bankruptcy court held that the Stored Communications Act forbids the disclosure of a subscriber’s email content to the representatives of a bankruptcy estate where the subscriber has not given consent. The case, In...

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In one of the most important decisions of the summer, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that the U.S. government could not compel Microsoft to disclose user data stored exclusively in its Dublin, Ireland...

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A California appellate court has rejected Google’s contention that the Stored Communications Act provides a blanket exemption or immunity on service providers against compulsory civil discovery process. A ship manufacturer, Navalimpianti USA Inc., sued Matteo...

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The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals further splintered the jurisprudence surrounding government access to historical cell site location records, holding that such requests always constitute a Fourth Amendment search requiring a warrant. The case arose...

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Online analytics company ComScore has agreed to pay $14 million to settle claims that it violated federal electronic privacy laws by installing tracking software on web users’ computers without consent. In April 2013, the Northern...

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A federal magistrate in the Southern District of New York required Microsoft to produce user data in a search warrant even though the data was stored in Dublin, Ireland. If affirmed by the district court...

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