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Tuesday April 16, 2013

IRS To Update E-Mail Search Policy

During a U.S. Senate hearing today, the IRS says it will abandon its no-warrant-required policy within the next thirty days. No decision was made on snooping on social media accounts.

The head of the Internal Revenue Service said today the agency would abandon its controversial policy that claimed the right to read taxpayers' e-mail without first obtaining a search warrant. Steven Miller, the IRS' acting commissioner, said at a U.S. Senate hearing that the no-warrant-required policy would be ditched within 30 days for e-mail, but he did not make the same commitment for other private electronic communications.