EFF Asks Massachusetts High Court to Require Clear Limits Before Allowing Searches of Digital Devices and Information

EFF Asks Massachusetts High Court to Require Clear Limits Before Allowing Searches of Digital Devices and Information by Stephanie Lacambra:

Along with several other advocacy groups, EFF signed on to an amicus brief this week in the case of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. James Keown, in support of requiring courts to set pre-search limits on the method of digital searches by law enforcement pursuant to judicially authorized warrants.

Keown was charged with murdering his wife after she died of an apparent poisoning. The evidence against him included a forensic search of his laptop, which revealed web searches for homemade poison. Although the police got a warrant to do this forensic examination, it allowed them to conduct a nearly unfettered search of the computer.

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