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Jun 8, 2016

No warrant required

In 2015, a divided 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel held that the government must obtain a search warrant before acquiring historical cell-site location information from a cellphone provider if the information sought covers “an extended period of time.” On May 31, hearing the case en banc, the 4th Circuit vacated that decision, finding […]

Apr 29, 2014

Get your employees to hang up and drive

As a society, we’re not getting any smarter in terms of cell phone use and driving. In my book More Secrets of the Business of Law, published in 2006, I discussed the first lawsuit that I’d heard about involving employer liability for an accident caused by an employee’s negligent use of a cell phone. Since […]

Jan 3, 2014

Some 911 cellphone calls lack accurate information

A coalition pushing a federal agency to update wireless technology for emergency callers is pointing to problems in North Carolina to raise awareness of the issue.

Aug 23, 2013

Cellphone search cases move closer to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon address an issue it has carefully avoided until now: Just how much privacy do Americans enjoy in the information contained within and emanating from their cellphones?

Jun 21, 2013

Last reliable cell-free zone now threatened

The government is moving toward easing restrictions on airline passengers using electronic devices to listen to music, play games, read books, watch movies and work during taxiing, takeoffs and landings.

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