Jul 23 2014

The Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digital Data

Recent briefs filed by the federal government make clear that while Fourth Amendment protections cover physical assets, the same rights are not automatically extended to digital information and assets stored online, according to Engadget.

A New York judge expressed similar views in a ruling a few months ago involving Microsoft and an online account for one of its users. The judge ruled that U.S. search warrants apply to digital information, including data stored overseas.