Jan 082018

I posted this over on DataBreaches.net, but am crossposting it here because of the Fourth Amendment issue.

Jeff Himler reports that the attorney for Michaela King, a former Franklin Regional School District student accused of launching cyber attacks in 2016 that affected local school districts, the Catholic diocese and Westmoreland County government, has asked the court to suppress evidence in the case.

King’s attorney, David Shrager, claims the consultant violated state and federal laws governing computer use and warrant requirements when he accessed King’s computer account cached on school machines, as well as her internet history and her Google account history on her personal devices.

“These actions constitute a search, as the defendant had a reasonable expectation of privacy in her cached and online information,” Shrager stated.

Shrager also argued that evidence seized by Murrysville police and incriminating statements made by King should be suppressed because of alleged shortcomings in associated search warrants and violation of King’s Miranda rights.

Read more on TribLive.

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