A Hurdle To Obtaining Electronic Evidence

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 11:44 AM ET) -- While many cases focus on electronic evidence available on employee laptops and behind corporate firewalls, massive volumes of electronic evidence can be found on the servers of companies that provide electronic processing and storage, including email services such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail (aka Outlook.com); websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter; and cell phone service providers that store text messages, including Verizon, AT&T, Apple’s iMessenger and Blackberry’s Messenger.

These companies are subject to the Stored Communications Act[1], and the data they store is protected...
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