This piece, written by ACI’s Alan Daley and published in the Daily Caller, discusses a disturbing trend — the erasing and loss of government emails during recent investigations and requests. This trend weakens the public’s trust in government and it points to a lack of accountability in a number of federal agencies.
The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) has guided law enforcement’s collection of emails for three decades. In that time, the processing and location of emails has changed, many people have objected to the use of warrantless email searches, and some government entities were poorly served. Today, emails are usually not stored on consumers’ computers. They […]
From time to time, I delete a selection of my saved emails and saved files. That good housekeeping makes it easier to find the best article references, article outlines, notes from family and financial documents. My retained files are chosen by their importance, not by date or sender. I don’t wittingly break the law or […]
Senators Hatch, Coons and Heller have introduced the LEADs Act in the Senate. The bill would establish a framework for how the U.S. government can access data stored abroad during the course of a criminal investigation. Alan Daley’s new piece, published in today’s Daily Caller, discusses why this bill is so important in protects U.S. economic interests abroad.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a search warrant as part of a criminal drug investigation. While that may seem like a typical legal demand, the suspect lives in Ireland, and the email records that that the DOJ seek are being stored at a data center in Ireland belonging to an Irish subsidiary of […]
ACI’s writer, Zack Christenson, wrote a piece in Today’s Daily Caller that discusses the DOJ’s attempt to seize emails on foreign citizens that are stored on foreign data centers. The blog discusses the huge economic consequences of such actions and how Congress is attempting to fix the problem. To print and read the piece, visit […]