Greg Land reports:
A set of potential class actions filed recently in Fulton County, Ga., Superior Court against three Internet powerhouses raises interesting questions about how law enforcement agencies get information about Internet users without their knowledge.
While the suits address the government’s ability to see what people do on the Web, their viability may turn on more process-oriented questions: how Georgia subpoenas and warrants are served and where they are valid.
The suits claim that Comcast, Yahoo and Windstream have violated federal wiretap and computer privacy laws by providing information in response to warrants or subpoenas issued by Georgia judges or magistrates, which are then faxed or otherwise relayed to the Internet companies’ headquarters outside of Georgia.
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