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Supreme Court: Police Can’t Search Cell Phones Without Warrant
Posted on 25 Jun 2014 by Mark Rogers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The police generally may not, without a warrant, search digital information on a cell phone seized from a person who has been arrested, the U.S. Supreme Court found today, ruling on two cases consolidated on appeal... Read More

Second Circuit Finds NSA’s Bulk Metadata Program Not Authorized by Patriot Act
Posted on 7 May 2015 by Mark Rogers

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) A Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel today found that the National Security Agency’s bulk telephone metadata collection program is not authorized by Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, reversing a trial... Read More

Privacy And Surveillance: Posner On Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Co.
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by Steve C. Posner

By Steve C. Posner, Attorney, Posner Law Firm When is notice to a government employee that an employer may conduct surveillance of employee communications sufficient under the Fourth Amendment? What are the Fourth Amendment privacy rights of third parties... Read More

What You Need to Know About NSA Mass Telephone Call Tracking
Posted on 24 Jun 2013 by David Bender

By David Bender The flood of recent articles disclosing that the National Security Agency has engaged in a massive acquisition of information concerning the telephone communications of millions of Americans has shocked many. While sensationalizing... Read More