Senators Rip IRS For Warrantless Email Collection

Law360, New York (April 18, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan cohort of senators pressed the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday to bring its data collection policy in line with the nation's modern electronic communication habits, faulting the agency for acquiring old emails and other digital correspondence from taxpayers without a warrant.

The group of 12 lawmakers, which includes outspoken privacy advocate Rand Paul, R-Ky., demanded that the IRS amend its internal manuals, opinions and other guidance in order to clarify that the agency has no right to obtain personal electronic correspondence under current privacy...
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