ActivistPost – Mark M. Jaycox – Is The SEC Obtaining Emails Without A Warrant? – 16 April 2014

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Updates to the email privacy law called the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) are long overdue. It’s common sense that emails and other online private messages (like Twitter direct messages) are protected by the Fourth Amendment. But for a long time, the Department of Justice (DOJ) argued ECPA allowed it to circumvent the Fourth Amendment and access much of your email without a warrant. Thankfully, last year it finally gave up on that stance.

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