Again, as we have said before, we DO have a 4th Amendment. We are sorry if it gets in the way of the various alphabet agencies which would like to troll through our information, (not really) but the Amendment was pretty much created to keep the government from trolling through our information. Under the Constitution I don’t see how warrantless email searches are legal.
Government agencies always want MORE power. They are in a constant quest for more turf, more taxpayer money, and more information. We have laws which are supposed to keep these guys in check. This is still the United States.
(From The National Journal)
“The FTC claims to be a champion of consumer privacy, yet the agency wants access to Americans’ data without a warrant,” said Berin Szoka, president of TechFreedom, a technology think tank. “The Commission’s testimony today confirms long-standing rumors that it will only support ECPA reform if it gets a carve-out from the bill’s warrant requirement.