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PA Creates $100 Million Fund for Cellphone Lockup Programs in Schools

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A law signed on Monday by Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro allocates $100 million to the School Safety & Mental Health grant program that can be used by schools to purchase secure, lockable smartphone bags students will use to...more

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Cozen Cities - July 2, 2024

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BALTIMORE — Gig Work on the Rise in Baltimore Area- Gig work is on the rise in the Baltimore area, becoming a predominant lifestyle choice for many individuals. The trend underscores a significant shift in employment...more

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Nationwide Calls to Ban Phones in K-12 Schools: Key Considerations for Private Schools on Whether to Adopt a Phone-Free Policy

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States and public school districts across the country are pushing for cellphone bans in schools, claiming that the devices cause major classroom distractions and other negative effects on students. As a growing number of...more

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Geofence Search Warrant Held Valid

County police officers were investigating a theft of farm equipment. They applied for a “geofence warrant” to be served on Google: “A geofence warrant authorizes the seizure of location data collected from smartphones of...more

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Pennsylvania Joins National Trend to Weigh Restrictions on Cell Phones in Public Schools

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The Pennsylvania Senate introduced a bill on June 21, 2024 to launch a pilot program to regulate the use of cell phones by students in public schools. A similar bill was introduced in the PA House in February 2024. The...more

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Where in the World is That Phone? Geolocation of Mobile Devices

Mobile devices and cell phones are frequent sources of evidence in modern legal cases and investigations, and a common question involves where a phone was at a particular time. Although CSI makes this seem like a question...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

On-Call Time Not Compensable if Employee Not Restricted

In the days before cellphones, employees required to remain on-call for work were generally entitled to compensation for time spent at home waiting for the landline to ring. Given the ubiquity of mobile communication...more

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Third DCA on Cell Phone Discovery: Balancing Privacy Rights and Litigation Needs

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Cell phones have now been around for decades.  Along the way, they have grown up, became “smart” and are now indispensable to daily life, offering limitless options to communicate, shop and entertain ourselves.  How prominent...more

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Ambient Light Sensors to Malware Threats: MIT Unveils Smartphone Privacy Risks Amid Market Turbulence

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Editor's Note: In a significant study from MIT's CSAIL, researchers have unveiled vulnerabilities in smartphone ambient light sensors, highlighting them as potential channels for privacy breaches. This discovery underscores...more

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April’s Notable Cases and Events in E-Discovery

[Editor’s Note: This article was first published April 17, 2024 and EDRM is grateful to Tom Paskowitz and Robert Keeling of our Trusted Partner, Sidley, for permission to republish. The opinions and positions are those of the...more

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Push Notifications: The Latest Law Enforcement Evidence Source and Data Privacy Battleground

Hat tip to Debbie Reynolds for the heads up on this story! More than 130 petitions seeking access to push notification metadata have been filed in US courts, according to a Washington Post investigation also reported on...more

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No Need to Hit Record: Your Smartphone is Tracking You (and Your Spouse)

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Since the dawn of cellphones, partners in domestic disputes who suspect their spouse is cheating on them want to see their partner’s phone records....more

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Revolutionary Smartphone Data Collection Technology Helps Corporations Enforce and Comply with Regulatory Rules

The use of smartphones in the workplace is commonplace. Smartphones can offer many benefits to employees and employers, such as increased productivity, communication, collaboration, and flexibility. Hence, many companies...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

AI-Generated Voice Calls: New Tech, Old Rules

The FCC reminded companies this month that calls containing “artificial or prerecorded voices” are regulated by TCPA. And, that the FCC considers AI-generated voices to be just the kind of “artificial” that fall within the...more

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FCC Adopts New TCPA Rules Expanding Consumer Consent Revocation Mandates

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The FCC has adopted a Report and Order imposing a number of new TCPA caller and sender compliance obligations in connection with consumer revocation requests, which are applicable to calls and text messages that otherwise...more

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Rusty Texts: Sending Privileged Information to Clients

In ‘Rust’ Armorer’s Phone Snafu Shows Risks Of Texting Clients – Law360 (Feb. 13, 2024), Phillip Bantz wrote: “A legal dust-up over compromised text messages between a movie prop weapons expert and her lawyer in the ‘Rust’...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Beware of Scams that Hijack Cellphone Accounts: The Importance of Authentication for Businesses and Consumers: Privacy Day...

Consumers use cell phone numbers to authenticate their identities across a variety of accounts, such as those held with wireless providers, financial institutions, healthcare providers, and retail websites. One common example...more

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Speak for Yourself: Court Denies Class Certification in TCPA Case Based on Class Members’ Potentially Mixed Reactions to Ringless...

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On January 18, a court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin denied class certification in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case concluding that the factual issue of whether the proposed class members had suffered an...more

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New FCC Rule Affects Consumer Consent for Robocalls and Robotexts

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A new FCC rule will require comparison shopping websites and lead generators to obtain consumer consent to receive robocalls and robotext messages one seller at a time....more

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FCC Closes Lead Generator Loophole by Requiring One-to-One Consent; Proposes Further Regulation of Robocalls/RoboTexts

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On December 13, by a vote of 4-1, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules aimed at “closing the ‘lead generator’ robocall/robotexts loophole.” Specifically, the rule requires telemarketers to obtain...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

District Court dismisses FDCPA suit; clarifies debt collector communication on identity theft

On December 5, the U.S. District Court of New Jersey dismissed an FDCPA suit brought against a debt collector. According to the opinion, plaintiff originally filed suit because they received a letter from defendant regarding...more

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Tips for Paralegals and Litigation Support Professionals – November 2023

November 5, 2023: Regex to Change Case of Letters - Note that you can easily use a regular expression search to capitalize certain strings in text. In this example we have a list of names, and we want to capitalize the last...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Shutting Down the Cell Phone Scammers: The FCC Adopts Rules to Crack Down on Fraudulent Practices against Wireless Phone Users

On November 16, 2023, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a Report & Order (“Order”) and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“FNPRM”), adopting measures to address two techniques bad actors frequently...more

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Should Personal Cell Phones be off the eDiscovery Radar? – Case Law Update

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The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas granted in part a plaintiff’s emergency motion for expedited discovery to allow forensic imaging of the defendant’s employees’ laptops to search for evidence of trade secret...more

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

3 Areas Look Ripe for New SEP Licensing, Litigation

Litigation over standard-essential patents, or SEPs, can be a cyclical phenomenon, where litigation follows a generational change in technology. We saw it with 3G and 4G technology, where each generational change led to a...more

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