Cal.1: Subpoena for info on who arranged home rentals didn’t violate SCA and would be enforced

The City sought a subpoena to HomeAway to produce records of people that arrange occasional rentals of their homes or apartments for purposes of collecting sales taxes. HomeAway contends that it merely enables people to connect with each other and they don’t arrange transactions through them. The City’s request complies with the Stored Communications Act, and no emails are sought. Merely names, addresses, and other identifiers so the City can follow up. HomeAway doesn’t have standing to assert the rights of its customers to the information. City & County of San Francisco v. HomeAway, 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 274 (1st Dist. Mar. 28, 2018).

A Playpen warrant where the district court suppressed is reversed. 20,000 child pornography images were found in the search of defendant’s computer. United States v. Tagg, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 7603 (6th Cir. Mar. 27, 2018).*

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