May 10, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
A former US government employee with the Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission was charged with a four count violation of federal law in connection with an attempted phishing scheme involving Department of Energy employee emails. Charles Harvey Eccleston, aged 62, was charged two ...[read more]
August 1, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday upheld a magistrate judge's ruling requiring Microsoft to turn over customers' emails and other account information. Microsoft had objected to the application of US search warrants to information stored in its overseas data ...[read more]
April 18, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the emails of Michael Mann, a former University of Virginia climatologist and professor, are exempt from disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli subpoenaed university records ...[read more]
April 25, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Israel's Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein confirmed Wednesday that security personnel can ask visitors to the country to open their e-mail accounts if they are perceived as suspicious. The attorney general's approval comes in response to an inquiry by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel ( ...[read more]
December 30, 2012
by Addison Morris
The US Senate passed the Reauthorization Act of 2012 on Friday in a 73-23 vote to extend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act of 2008 (FISA) for five years. FISA grants the National Security Agency (NSA) the authority to conduct surveillance of Americans’ phone calls and ...[read more]
November 30, 2012
by Alison Sacriponte
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a bill that would prevent police from searching emails and other electronic content without a warrant. Currently, under the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, law enforcement agents only need a warrant to access emails less than 6 ...[read more]
January 6, 2012
by Cody Harding
On January 6, 2011, South Korea National Police Agency announced that it found evidence that tech conglomerate Google illegally collected data from unencrypted networks. The illegally captured data included hundreds of thousands of emails, instant messages, passwords and search histories that was ...[read more]
September 1, 2011
by Zach Zagger
Lawyers for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Wednesday urged the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle to preserve two lawsuits over the warrantless surveillance of US citizens. EFF argued that the government should not be able block the suits under claims of state ...[read more]
June 18, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On June 18, 2007, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in Warshak v. US that the warrantless search of emails stored on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) violated the Fourth Amendment. The court found that email users correctly maintain a reasonable expectation of privacy and ...[read more]
June 16, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On June 16, 2008, a judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) seeking access to email records from the White House Office of Administration (OA) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). ...[read more]

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