January 31, 2019 Court, Featured News, Online, Surveillance, U.S.
Brad Kutner reports:
An internet privacy group went before the Fourth Circuit on Thursday trying to convince the three-judge panel that the government overstepped its authority by searching a man’s house for child pornography based on a single internet link he clicked.
“A single click on a URL should not be enough” for probable cause, Electronic Frontier Foundation staff attorney Stephanie Lacambra told the Richmond, Virginia-based appeals court.
The search of Nikolai Bosyk’s Virginia residence happened in December 2017 and he was charged with receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography. He was sentenced last May to five years in prison.
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