Category Archives: E-mail

S.D.N.Y.: No standing in an email account def didn’t open and disavows

Defendant has no standing in an email account that was opened by somebody else that he disavows is even connected to him. United States v. Lewis, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 202501 (S.D. N.Y. Nov. 29, 2018). Reconsideration of prior denial … Continue reading

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S.D.N.Y.: Emails from CIs provided PC, and the SW was limited to categories of information

A CI gave emails to government investigators about health care fraud. They and other information provided probable cause for more emails. The warrants were particularized by being limited to eight categories. United States v. Mathieu, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 192281 … Continue reading

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CA3: Work email subpoena gets QI in § 1983 case; law still evolving. Kerr: Confusing?

A prosecutor and state investigator subpoenaed plaintiff’s work emails from Penn State. They get qualified immunity because there was no clearly established law that the subpoena was invalid. Plaintiff argues the evolving standards of the reasonable expectation of privacy in … Continue reading

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WSJ: How to Protect Your Email Inbox From Snoopers

WSJ (sub. req.): How to Protect Your Email Inbox From Snoopers by Douglas MacMillan: An email inbox is a vault of secrets. In recent years, millions of users have been giving out the combination.

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N.D.Fla.: Email SW didn’t required search protocol be stated in SW

“The officers followed a reasonable protocol in conducting the search. The protocol was not in the warrant, but this did not render the warrant defective. See United States v. Khanani, 502 F.3d 1281, 1290 (11th Cir. 2007). And in any … Continue reading

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D.Ore.: SW for all emails for 6½ months was overbroad; it could be narrowed for word search

A search warrant to Google for all emails from the target’s accounts from October 1, 2016 to April 14, 2017 was overbroad. It was a sex trafficking investigation, but the request can be narrowed because Google can word search and … Continue reading

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D.Minn.: Seizure of emails implicated A-C privilege and are subject to suppression

The defendant raised attorney-client privilege against the seizure of emails to lawyers and then CPAs retained by his tax lawyers. The former was determined to be waived. The latter, however, remained privileged. United States v. Adams, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS … Continue reading

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MD: Use of text messaging is not a waiver of REP for spousal privilege

The state obtained text messages by legal process and admitted them at trial, arguing that the Verizon service agreement was a waiver of any reasonable expectation of privacy in third party records. It is not a waiver of spousal privilege … Continue reading

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SCOTUSBlog: Argument analysis: Justices divided over disclosure of overseas emails

SCOTUSBlog: Argument analysis: Justices divided over disclosure of overseas emails by Amy Howe:

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WaPo: Supreme Court to hear Microsoft case: A question of law and borders

WaPo: Supreme Court to hear Microsoft case: A question of law and borders by Ellen Nakashima:

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D.Mass.: Overseizure by retention of unresponsive emails seized under SW doesn’t require suppression of all

Defendant contends that the overseizure and retention of emails obtained by warrant that aren’t relevant to the crime under investigation requires suppression of even that which was validly obtained. No court has gone that far. His creative attempt to extend … Continue reading

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wccftech: Sony Starts Sharing PlayStation 4 Data with the FBI – Begins with a Terror Investigation

wccftech: Sony Starts Sharing PlayStation 4 Data with the FBI – Begins with a Terror Investigation by Rafia Shaikh:

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