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Everybody knows that law enforcement can’t just storm into your house and rummage through your desks and drawers. They need a warrant that shows that they have probable cause to search your belongings. But how about your emails, facebook pictures and stored items in the cloud? Nowadays so much of our communications, our whole life is online, that’s it’s worth to take a closer look. How private are your emails?
In late November the Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the requirement for police to obtain a warrant before getting access to people’s emails and other forms of online communications. Some lawmakers are already proposing amendments to the measure. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa suggested email searches without a warrant for time sensitive investigations like abductions, child pornography and rape cases. The senate is likely going to vote on the measure next year.
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Reinhard von Hennigs