In a decision that will significantly impact the ability of the government to access electronic communications, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on June 18, 2007, affirmed a district court’s issuance of a preliminary injunction prohibiting governmental entities from obtaining Internet Service Providers’ (“ISP”) subscribers’ e-mail communications unless the subscriber first … Continue Reading
Last month, a group of eight Republican lawmakers introduced H.R. 837, the Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today's Youth (SAFETY) Act 2007. The bill would give the Attorney General very broad authority to enact rules requiring Internet Service Providers ("ISPs") to retain records so law enforcement could access their customers' online activities.
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