Archive for December, 2010

Long Over Due Protection for Email

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that individuals have an expectation of privacy in their personal email accounts.  What this means is that the government needs a warrant to inspect your email.  No snooping please!  Considering society’s “paperless” trend, this decision has been a long time coming.  Email is used in lieu of letters and telephone calls – Government agents need a warrant to inspect your letters and to tap your telephone line, so this ruling should have been obvious.

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