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 […]
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 […]
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.
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?
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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