Katharine Goodloe

Katharine Goodloe

Katharine Goodloe is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office.  She is a member of the Communications & Media, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, and Litigation practice groups.  Ms. Goodloe counsels communications and technology companies on a broad range of issues, including content liability, compliance with consumer privacy protection laws, data-collection and use practices, and automatic subscription renewal laws.  She also advises technology clients on national security and law enforcement-related compliance issues, including matters involving electronic surveillance and data privacy.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Goodloe worked as a newspaper reporter.

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IoT Update: Supreme Court’s Carpenter Decision Requires Warrant for Cell Phone Location Data

In a decision that defines how the Fourth Amendment applies to information collected in the digital age, the Supreme Court today held that police must use a warrant to obtain from a cell phone company records that detail the location and movements of a cell phone user.  The opinion in Carpenter v. United States limits … Continue Reading

IoT Update: Federal Appeals Courts Split on Forensic Searches of Devices Seized at Border

Two federal appellate courts are taking sharply different views on whether—and why—government agents must have some amount of suspicion to conduct forensic searches of electronic devices seized at the border. The Fourth Circuit on May 9, 2018, held that government agents must have reasonable suspicion to conduct forensic searches of cell phones seized at the … Continue Reading

Covington IoT Update: U.S. Legislative Roundup on IoT

As policymakers weigh the many policy implications associated with the Internet of Things (“IoT”), U.S. lawmakers have put forward a variety of proposals for studying—and regulating—IoT devices. Although the likelihood of current proposals becoming law this term remain uncertain at best, existing legislative proposals provide important context and insight into the ways that lawmakers view … Continue Reading
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