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Abby Liebeskind

Abby Liebeskind worked with ZwillGen from 2013-2018.

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The law governing access to your electronic communications and data stored in the cloud, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”) was enacted in 1986, the same year that Top Gun was the highest grossing film...

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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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Can a judge issue an order requiring Apple to extract data from a locked iPhone based on the All Writs Act? On February 29, 2016, Magistrate Judge James Orenstein of the Eastern District of New...

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8 Things to Know About CalECPA

December 4, 2015 | 2 Comments

The California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“CalECPA”) alters the procedures and requirements for making and responding to state law enforcement requests for electronic communications. CalECPA is expected to go into effect on January 1, 2016. As...

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After more than six months of speculation, the draft Investigatory Powers Bill (“IPB”) was introduced in the House of Commons by Home Secretary Theresa May. With the draft IPB (dubbed the “Snooper’s Charter” by critics),...

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In the latest chapter of a dispute reaching back over a decade, Judge Marrero of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York lifted the last remaining fragments of a non-disclosure...

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DRIP Held to Be Unlawful in UK High Court

July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Exactly a year after the UK Parliament approved the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act of 2014 (“DRIP”) the High Court of Justice has held that it is inconsistent with EU law. Nonetheless, the High...

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USA FREEDOM Act Signed Into Law

June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Having previously passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support, the USA FREEDOM Act has now also passed the Senate and been signed into law by President Obama. A few highlights from the legislation are below....

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Three Provisions of PATRIOT Act Expired

June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Despite threats of impending doom, Congress has allowed three provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act to expire, marking the first surveillance rollback in the post 9/11 era. While we can expect legislation that will re-implement...

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Yesterday, the Second Circuit found that the NSA’s bulk telephony metadata collection exceeds the statutory authorization of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act (50 U.S.C. § 1861).  The case was on appeal from the...

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