Category Archives: ECPA

The Hill: Digital privacy bill still abandons probable cause for our papers

The Hill: Digital privacy bill still abandons probable cause for our papers by Mark J. Fitzgibbons

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The Hill: It’s time for Congress to update the law governing digital surveillance

The Hill: It’s time for Congress to update the law governing digital surveillance by Jonathon Hausenschild:

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EFF: Montana Protects Communications Privacy, But Allows Gag Orders

EFF: Montana Protects Communications Privacy, But Allows Gag Orders by Andrew Crocker and Adam Schwartz (which EFF says violate the First Amendment).

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N.D.Ill.: Viewing def’s Facebook page isn’t a 4A violation

Viewing defendant’s public Facebook is [hardly] a Fourth Amendment or Stored Communications Act claim. United States v. Khan, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82493 (N.D. Ill. May 31, 2017):

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NYLJ: Indefinite Gag Orders Under the Stored Communications Act

NYLJ: Indefinite Gag Orders Under the Stored Communications Act by Peter A. Crusco:

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CA2: Child prostitution exigency for warrantless cell phone ping

Defendant’s phone was pinged at the request of law enforcement to find him after they developed strong reason to believe he took a 16 year old girl from Maryland to NYC to work her as a prostitute. This type of … Continue reading

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WSJ: Companies Back Microsoft’s Effort to Alert Users When Authorities Seek Their Data

WSJ: Companies Back Microsoft’s Effort to Alert Users When Authorities Seek Their Data by Jay Greene Tech firms including Apple, Alphabet file briefs in support of software giant’s legal case

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D.Mass.: PC shown for white collar email search by declaration of investigator that email is commonly used

A federal search warrant issued by a USMJ in the District if Massachusetts could be served on an email provider in Florida under § 2703(b)(1)(A). The affiant’s statement that white collar defendants frequently use email to communicate was sufficient to … Continue reading

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The Hill: Let’s close the email privacy loophole now

The Hill: Let’s close the email privacy loophole now by Patrick Leahy & Mike Lee: This week the House of Representatives took an historic step for Americans’ privacy rights. By an overwhelming vote of 419-0, it passed bipartisan legislation to … Continue reading

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The Intercept: Email Privacy Bill Passes House Unanimously

The Intercept: Email Privacy Bill Passes House Unanimously by Jenna McLaughlin: The House voted unanimously, 419-0, on Wednesday to bring the law that protects the privacy of Americans’ e-mails into the 21st century. The Email Privacy Act would reform the … Continue reading

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