Jun 20 2007

The Court says your email is private

Published by at 7:06 pm under Privacy

Did you know that, since 1986 the government has had the legal right to read your email without getting a search warrant? That’s the year the Stored Communications Act was passed. A ruling this week by the 6th Circuit Court of appeals changed this, deciding that email holds the same expectation of privacy that telephone conversations do.

Captain Privacy strikes again!

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3 Responses to “The Court says your email is private”

  1. Aman Rahejaon 23 Jun 2007 at 9:45 am

    Seems like that is going to ease some if the issues that surrounded PGP inception.

    Agreed this would have it’s own challenges, in particular, for law enforcement.

  2. Aman Rahejaon 23 Jun 2007 at 9:45 am

    Seems like that is going to ease some if the issues that surrounded PGP inception.

    Agreed this would have it’s own challenges, in particular, for law enforcement.

  3. shahryaron 01 Jul 2007 at 8:35 am

    Its high time that this legislation was enforced. Though with the current political climate, one wonders how effective it will truly be

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