Marc Zwillinger writes:
Occasionally, a mainstream press story gets enough attention to shine a brighter light on the privacy issues that we at ZwillGen deal with every day. This happened when General Wesley Clark’s cell phone records were obtained, which led to a Congressional Investigation and an eventual overhaul of the FCC’s CPNI rules – the rules requiring telephone providers to protect call detail records from disclosure to unauthorized third parties. The same thing is now happening as a result of the Petraeus-Broadwell-Allen-Kelly investigation. Rather than just clients asking me about what legal process the government needs to use to obtain the content of emails they maintain, I’m getting these questions from friends, neighbors, in-laws, and reporters. Here’s a short primer on the subject:
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