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Appeals Court: Stored Communications Act Privacy Protections Cover Opened And Read Emails

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Mar 15, 2019 1:44 PM 1+ mon ago

Appeals Court: Stored Communications Act Privacy Protections Cover Opened And Read Emails

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has handed down an important decision [PDF] bolstering privacy protections for stored email. As we're painfully aware, unopened email older than 180 days is granted zero privacy protections, treated like unopened snail mail left at the post office. Opened email, on the other hand, would seem to carry an expectation of privacy, but a district court ruling came to exactly the opposite conclusion, prompting this appeal.

A lawsuit involving a pair of affairs and one party's decision to read someone else's emails surfaced a question not often posed without a government party involved. Here's the court's summary of the convoluted backstory that led to accusations of federal law violations:

From August 2011 to February 2015, [Patrick] Hately had an intimate relationship with Nicole Torrenzano ("Nicole"), with whom Hately has two children. During their relationship, Hately and Nicole ...

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