Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday October 10, 2011

Secret Orders Target Wikileaks Backer's Email

The Wall Street Journal says that the government has obtained a controversial type of secret court order forcing Google to turn over information from the email accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer.

The court clashes in the WikiLeaks case provide a rare public window into the growing debate over a federal law that lets the government secretly obtain information from people\'s email and cellphones without a search warrant. Several court decisions have questioned whether the law, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, violates the U.S. Constitution\'s Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.