N.D.Cal.: Documents seized beyond SW terms in computer search suppressed

The government seized documents in a computer search that are outside the warrant because it didn’t comply with a Comprehensive Drug Testing computer search protocol, but it declines to remove them from its computer image file because it would taint the forensic integrity of the image. Then copy it and remove it from the copy. Those documents are suppressed. United States v. Cutting, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9186 (N.D.Cal. Jan. 23, 2017).

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