Aug 282013
 August 28, 2013  Posted by  Court

Adam Klasfeld reports:

Chevron can access only a slice of the email information it wants for an upcoming trial to invalidate a $19 billion judgment it faces for pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon, a federal judge ruled.


Even though the ruling is a mixed bag for the oil giant, digital privacy advocates warn that the ruling could implicate anonymous speech and journalism in the Internet Age.

Nate Cardozo, a staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), represented 32 clients whose email addresses Chevron coveted. He said in an interview that the EFF successfully quashed the subpoenas against all but six.

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