techdirt: DOJ Reasserts Its Right To Engage In Seized Data Fishing Expeditions

techdirt: DOJ Reasserts Its Right To Engage In Seized Data Fishing Expeditions by Tim Cushing:

Last June, the Second Circuit appeals court restored a bit of Fourth Amendment protection to computers/devices seized by government investigators. In the case being appealed, accountant Stavros Ganias had three of his computers imaged by Army investigators looking for evidence of billing fraud and property theft. He wasn’t a suspect in either of the crimes and the warrant specified investigators were only to review information from Ganias’ hard drives pertinent to these allegations.

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