Category Archives: E-mail

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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D.D.C.: Google has to produce e-mails on server in Ireland, declining to follow 2d Cir. in Microsoft II

After Second Circuit split 4-4 on whether Google could be compelled to provide e-mails stored in a server in Ireland by a warrant, a USMJ in D.C. holds that Google has to produce e-mails stored on that server. In the … Continue reading

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Constitution Center: A Twenty-First Century Framework for Digital Privacy

Constitution Center: A Twenty-First Century Framework for Digital Privacy: Balancing Privacy and Security in the Digital Age by Jeffrey Rosen: Introduction: A Twenty-First Century Framework for Digital Privacy At the beginning of the twenty-first century, breathtaking changes in technology pose … Continue reading

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N.D.Cal.: Google mail stored overseas but only accessible from U.S. subject to SW here

The Stored Communications Act can apply extraterritorially when the data is stored overseas but it can only be accessed from Google here in the U.S. In re Search of Content that is Stored at Premises Controlled by Google, 2017 U.S. … Continue reading

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TN: Defense can’t use state SDT to get access to witness’s stored communications under SCA

The State lacked standing to challenge the subpoenas issued to its witnesses and electronic communications service providers seeking cell phone and social media communications because it had no personal right, privilege, or proprietary interest in the electronic communications at issue, … Continue reading

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D.Neb.: There is no REP in jail calls

Defendant’s jail calls were known by him to be subject to monitoring, and he had no reasonable expectation of privacy in them. There was probable cause for the search warrant for defendant’s email, giving the magistrate’s finding the due deference … Continue reading

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