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Developments in telecommunications policy being made in the legal system.

Trump White House is still holding back visitor information, watchdog group says

Public Citizen, a government watchdog group, sued to compel the Trump administration to release names of at least some visitors to the White House complex, as was done in the Obama era.

Verizon -- Yes, Verizon -- Just Stood Up for Your Privacy

Fourteen of the biggest US tech companies filed a brief with the Supreme Court on Aug 14 supporting more rigorous warrant requirements for law enforcement seeking certain cell phone data, such as location information.

Lawsuit over false online data revived after US top court review

A federal appeals court revived a California man's lawsuit accusing Spokeo of publishing an online profile about him that was filled with mistakes.

Tech companies urge Supreme Court to boost cellphone privacy

More than a dozen high technology companies and the biggest wireless operator in the United States, Verizon, have called on the US Supreme Court to make it harder for government officials to access individuals' sensitive cellphone data.

Tech firm is fighting a federal order for data on visitors to an anti-Trump website

A Los Angeles-based tech company is resisting a federal demand for more than 1.3 million IP addresses to identify visitors to a website set up to coordinate protests on Inauguration Day — a request whose breadth the company says violates the Const

Judge says LinkedIn can't block startup from user’s public data

A federal district court judge on Aug 14 said that LinkedIn cannot block a startup company from accessing users' public profile data.

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002.

Dispute Over Public Officials and Social Media

An emerging debate about whether elected officials violate people's free speech rights by blocking them on social media is spreading across the US as groups sue or warn politicians to stop the practice.

ACLU: Absent warrant standard, police could monitor anyone via location data

Lawyers representing a man convicted of six robberies in the Detroit area have now filed their opening brief at the Supreme Court in one of the most important digital privacy cases in recent years. This case, Carpenter v.

Statement Of FCC Chairman Pai On Court Decision To Deny Stay Of Business Data Services Reforms

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion to stay the effect of the Commission’s reform of its rules governing business data services. Chairman Pai issued the following statement: