Yay! Stored Communications Act overturned at Appeals level!

Posted in Politics, Random thoughts, Technology trends at 9:23 pm by ducky

Yay!! Wired Magazine tells me that the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio has overturned the Stored Communications Act!

Basically, the Stored Communications Act made it possible for the government to seize your email records directly from your ISP, without a warrant, and without ever telling you. While I understand that many people are all in favor of violating civil rights of guilty people, I am really really against violating the rights of innocent people, and any time you make it easy to violate the civil rights of guilty people, you pretty much guarantee that some innocent people’s rights will be violated as well.

I thus see this verdict as a Good Thing.  Go EFF!  Go ACLU!

1 Comment

  1. magpie said,

    June 19, 2007 at 5:03 am

    Maybe this helped to swing things:

    Investigators find secret White House email accounts