Category Archives: E-mail

D.D.C.: SCA allows SW for Google email stored overseas

Google’s storing information overseas doesn’t make it immune to a court order in the U.S., disagreeing with the Second Circuit’s Microsoft I decision. In re Search of Information Associated with [Redacted]@gmail.com that is Stored at Premises Controlled by Google, Inc., … Continue reading

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S.D.N.Y.: The email SW here was limited by time and crime and that made it reasonable and not a general warrant

It is too easy for an email warrant to be a general warrant because there has to be an articulation of what the government is looking for. Moreover, all the emails may be seized so they can be searched looking … Continue reading

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D.Nev.: An email warrant can be for servers outside the jurisdiction of the court

A search warrant for email can be for servers outside the jurisdiction of the court. United States v. McGuire, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114471 (D. Nev. Feb. 9, 2017). The Coast Guard was surveilling Arroyo Quemada Beach in Santa Barbara … Continue reading

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M.D.Ala.: Govt’s email SW in identity theft scheme is overbroad; applications need to be limited and resubmitted

The government’s email search applications are overbroad and don’t sufficiently protect the privacy rights of the account holders. The government, however, can limit the applications and submit them again. In the Matter of the Search of Information Associated with Fifteen … Continue reading

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Lexology: Administrative Law Judge Winnows OFCCP’s Data Request [to Google]

Lexology: Administrative Law Judge Winnows OFCCP’s Data Request by William Hays Weissman:

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Law360: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Needn’t Give Email Info To Gov’t

Law360: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Needn’t Give Email Info To Gov’t by Shayna Posses:

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D.Ariz.: 4A does not apply to non-U.S. person’s emails sent from overseas but stored in U.S.

The Fourth Amendment does not apply to court orders to obtain emails of a non-U.S. person created and sent from outside the country but stored in the U.S. Even if it did, the orders complied with the Fourth Amendment. United … Continue reading

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Techno Examiner: Facebook Gag Order For User Account Search Warrants

Techno Examiner: Facebook Gag Order For User Account Search Warrants by Juliana Dante:

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E.D.Wis.: Doesn’t matter that Google stores E-mails offshore

The fact the server on which the emails sought by the government are outside the United States doesn’t mean that the government can’t get them by valid process. The court declines to follow Matter of Warrant to Search a Certain … Continue reading

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ZDNet: Facebook gives moderators “full access” to user accounts suspected of terror links

ZDNet: Facebook gives moderators “full access” to user accounts suspected of terror links by Zack Whittaker: Facebook has a fleet of low-paid contractors who are tasked with investigating possible connections with terrorism on its site. The key takeaway: Moderators are … Continue reading

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D.Kan.: Email and computer SWs were necessarily broad, but not unreasonably broad

“These were not warrants to search for ‘any and all information’ or ‘all computer information’ in defendant’s house. See Christie, 717 F.3d at 1165. Rather, the attachments effectively limited the scope of the searches to material relevant to specific federal … Continue reading

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CA9: SW for one CP message board user’s email account led to finding CP for defendant; no 4A violation

A search warrant was obtained for the email account of a user of the Dark Moon messaging board for users of child pornography. After searching that one, officers got permission to use the email account. That did not lead to … Continue reading

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