Category Archives: E-mail

NYLJ: Facebook, DA Argue Over Constitutionality of Search Warrants

NYLJ: Facebook, DA Argue Over Constitutionality of Search Warrants by John Stashenko:

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Tenth Amendment Center: Montana House Passes Bill Taking on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection

Tenth Amendment Center: Montana House Passes Bill Taking on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection: HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 7, 2017) – Yesterday, the Montana House passed a bill that would require police to get a warrant in order to obtain electronic communication … Continue reading

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WaPo: New York Court of Appeals to hear argument in ‘In re 381 Search Warrants’ case

WaPo: New York Court of Appeals to hear argument in ‘In re 381 Search Warrants’ case by Orin Kerr:

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NACDL Press Release: Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar Welcomes Passage by House of Representatives of the Email Privacy Act

NACDL Press Release: Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar Welcomes Passage by House of Representatives of the Email Privacy Act

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E.D.Pa.: Google must turn over e-mails stored offshore, disagreeing with CA2

Google has to turn over e-mails stored overseas under a search warrant received here, disagreeing with Second Circuit. The court also notes that seeing an email might not be a seizure, contrary to Rule 41 and Jones protecting “information.” In … Continue reading

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FL1: Officer was reasonable in reentering car to retrieve money he took off def and put in car seat; plain view sustained

When defendant was frisked, $1,188 was removed from him, and the officer put it on the trunk then thought to put it through the window so it wouldn’t blow away. The officer then acted reasonably going back into the unlocked … Continue reading

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The Hill: Congress must restore 4th Amendment protections for email privacy

The Hill: Congress must restore 4th Amendment protections for email privacy by Brian McNicoll: Additionally, unfettered access to private emails does not seem to comport with the Fourth Amendment protections against search and seizure without a duly sworn warrant. Congress … Continue reading

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EFF: When the Law Stands in the Way of Tech Companies Standing Up for Their Users

EFF: When the Law Stands in the Way of Tech Companies Standing Up for Their Users by Andrew Crocker: It’s no secret online service providers hold tons of sensitive data about their customers, which is why EFF calls on companies … Continue reading

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Bloomberg: Microsoft Asserts Clients’ Rights in FBI E-Mail Searches Fight

Bloomberg: Microsoft Asserts Clients’ Rights in FBI E-Mail Searches Fight by Kartikay Mehrotra: –First hurdle is convincing judge it can sue on their behalf –Tech industry says future of mobile, cloud computing at stake

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E.D.Pa.: Seizure of years of emails by SW for later discriminating search was still reasonable

This email search warrant sought specific information over a several year period, and the Google production was somewhat limited yet still substantial. Yet, included were emails between attorney and client and there were no search protocols. The court declines to … Continue reading

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