Supreme Court Won't Clarify Reach Of Email Privacy Law

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to weigh in on whether a federal wiretap law applies to emails that have been read but not deleted from a server, continuing the legal confusion over a statute that has divided courts across the nation.

The high court will not take up a South Carolina Supreme Court ruling holding that opened emails are exempt from the Stored Communications Act, a quarter-century old statute that has given rise to substantial judicial discord over its application to modern communication methods....
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