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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rules to protect email privacy

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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 07:03 AM
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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rules to protect email privacy


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The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Fourth Amendment applies to email just as much as to other forms of communication. This guarantees "the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches
and seizures" - unless a warrant has been issued based upon probable cause.

Applying this to electronic communications therefore means that law enforcement bodies can't rely on a court order to force ISPs to give them access to customer emails. Under the Stored Communications Act, it had been deemed legal to do so when the
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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 07:03 AM
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This will make the NWO and TPTB spit out their biscuits.. It is about time that privacy won out on something.. It is a win, big win but with cameras on every corner, search systems that scan your data, Facebook open record system, and the endless peering into personal lives... at least it is a small relief.

Let us hope that this trend continues with the pressure that is being put on TPTB on a daily basis as we fight for the basic rights that remain..

Like the judge said :"The police may not storm the post office and intercept a letter, and they are likewise forbidden from using the phone system to make a clandestine recording of a telephone call - unless they get a warrant, that is."

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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 07:27 AM
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pleasantly surprised, looks like the 4th amendment still has a breath of life left in it.



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