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But the official, acting Assistant Attorney General Elana Tyrangiel, also said that while the idea of requiring a warrant for email has "considerable merit," Congress should also consider special cases in which a subpoena could be required instead, such as non-criminal civil rights and antitrust investigations.

Allowing a subpoena in such circumstances, while requiring one for criminal cases, would be "two steps forward and two steps back," Hanni Fakhoury, a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told CNET.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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