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"The law hasn't kept up with technology," said Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "Up through most of the 1900s, the idea was that when you wrote something down, it was a signal that it was somehow important. Therefore it was reasonable for the law to say that written communication and other documents could be deemed relevant in criminal and civil proceedings."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Chicago Tribune

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