Scope Of Probe Limits Police Computer Searches: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT) -- Criminal investigators may not carry out unrestricted computer searches without proper evidence to support their probe because computer drives store a massive amount of sensitive private information protected by the Fourth Amendment, the Second Circuit found Tuesday.

The ruling by a three-judge panel vacated a lower court’s ruling that had upheld a broad warrant obtained by a New York county's investigators to search ex-convict James Galpin’s computer drives for child pornography, even though they had applied only to investigate whether he had properly registered his online...
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