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DOJ's e-mail privacy stance might hamper prosecution in Palin case, EFF claims

November 4, 2008

The U.S. Department of Justice's current position on a law governing electronic storage raises questions about how it might prosecute the hacker who accessed Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's Yahoo e-mail account, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)...

"We are pointing out the irony that the DOJ would take a position that would actually make it harder to prosecute somebody for accessing stored e-mail" without authorization, said Kurt Opsahl, a senior staff attorney at the EFF who wrote the blog post.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Computerworld
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