Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)/Stored Communications Act (SCA)

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals held that the Baltimore police’s use of a cell site simulator used to locate and arrest a suspect violated his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches. According to the...

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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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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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Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in a case challenging New Jersey’s wiretapping law, keeping in place the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling which, like all courts to have confronted the issue, allows...

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There is more happening this summer in Brazil than just the World Cup. On June 23, 2014, Brazil’s new internet law, Marco Civil da Internet, Law No. 12, 965 (April 23, 2014), goes into effect...

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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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