Dec 182014
 
 December 18, 2014

Everton Bailey Jr. reports:

Your utility records aren’t private and authorities don’t need a warrant to get them, the Oregon Court of Appeals recently ruled in a marijuana case.

The decision follows a string of Oregon court rulings rejecting criminal conviction appeals that assert records held by businesses fall under constitutional privacy guarantees.

The state Appeals Court as well as the Oregon Supreme Court have ruled consistently that medical, bank, cellphone and other records belong to the businesses providing the services, not the customers using them.

Read more on Oregon Live.

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