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US: The argument for exempting antitrust probes from email search warrants

 |  March 19, 2013

Former White House lawyer Elana Tyrangiel will reportedly announce the Justice Department’s new position on requiring warrants for electronic searches such as email on Tuesday morning at a congressional hearing. According to Tyrangiel, the current protocol is outdated, as it was enacted in 1986 in the pre-digital era; as such, the rules have “failed to keep up with the development of technology,” creating a need for revision. Now, she says warrants may be necessary, but investigations concerning certain matters, including antitrust and civil rights, should have access to warrantless searches to emails, Twitter direct messages, and Facebook direct messages.


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