2nd Circ. Ruling Could Impact Searches Involving E-Data

Law360, New York (July 31, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT) -- As technology continues to evolve, government investigations are becoming increasingly focused on the search and seizure of electronic evidence. As recent headlines have emphasized, the desire of law enforcement to access digital data continues to clash with the privacy interests of those who own the data. The Second Circuit recently addressed this issue in a ruling that recognized the need for law enforcement to acknowledge and respect that digital searches trigger different concerns than traditional searches of more limited confines.

The decision, United States v. Galpin,...
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