Story display


ID:

720

Date:

2013-05-08

Headline:

FBI Documents Suggest Feds Read Emails Without a Warrant

Reporter's name:

Nathan Freed Wessler

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

American Civil Liberties Union

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

A 2012 operations guideline from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) made no mention of an earlier appellate court ban on obtaining Americans’ email without warrants in four states – and documents released under FOIA showed some other federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), also failed to acknowledge the ruling.

Notes:

The American Civil Liberties Union used FOIA to obtain records from the FBI and other federal agencies.

Keywords:

Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, Department of Justice, DOJ, US Attorneys' Office, email, surveillance, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Internal Revenue Service, IRS, Treasury Department, Sixth Circuit, probable cause, warrant, U.S. v. Warshak, Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide, privacy, subpoena, spyware

URL:

https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security-technology-and-liberty/fbi-documents-suggest-feds-read-emails-without-warrant


Agencies:

DOJ
FBI
IRS

States:

CA
DC
FL
IL
KY
MI
NY
OH
TN
TX

Categories:

civil rights
FBI
law enforcement
technology
telecommunications


Return to front page