Jul 222014
 
 July 22, 2014  Court, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

Richard Adhikari reports:

Concerns about overly broad searches of digital data by law enforcement once again have emerged after a federal judge on Friday issued an opinion stating officials armed with a warrant can seize and hold a suspect’s entire email account.

Such an action would not violate the suspect’s rights under the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, said U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein in support of a warrant he issued earlier this month.

The opinion is published in the New York Law Journal.

“One of our particular concerns with his opinion, and similar ones, is that it can end up letting police hold on to the entire content of a subject’s email account long after they’ve found what they were looking for — and in theory, they could go back and search that information again,” Nate Wessler, a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, told TechNewsWorld.

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