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

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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The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas recently found that a defendant has no reasonable expectation of privacy in an image’s metadata, including the GPS coordinates, even if the defendant did not...

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A federal magistrate in Kansas has held that a search warrant seeking the contents of all of a subscriber’s communications held by a provider of electronic communications services, without limiting the scope of the communications...

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Service providers, especially wireless carriers, face new complexity in responding to requests for user information under the Stored Communications Act after the Fifth Circuit’s decision in In re Application of U.S. for Historical Cell Site Data, No....

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Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio ruled that emails stored by a provider that an intended recipient has opened and not deleted are not in “electronic storage” as...

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