Friday, December 17, 2010

Private Investigator News: 6th Circuit decision limits government access to emails

"The fraud case against Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals might be the beginning of the end of a law that allows government agents to read e-mails without a search warrant.

An appeals court in Cincinnati this week upheld the criminal conviction of Berkeley's top executive, Steven Warshak, but it also cast doubt on the way federal investigators peeked at hundreds of corporate e-mails to build their case against him and other company officials.
The ruling by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is significant because it declares for the first time that private e-mails are entitled to the same constitutional protection as letters, phone calls and other forms of communication."

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