Warrantless Email Searches

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, proposed the sweeping digital privacy protections in September after first failing to push them through last year. The proposal would amend the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act and “bring our privacy laws into the digital age.”

It would be great to have government policies that actually reflected that in the 21st century email is commonly kept in the cloud, and for forever.


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There’s been much debate about whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation had court approval to review the e-mails of then-CIA Director David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, his mistress and biographer…

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