Airport Scene

Fed Court: Reasonable Suspicion Required for Search of Electronic Devices at Border

The number of electronic device searches at U.S. ports of entry has increased significantly. Last year, Customs and Border Control (CBP) conducted more than 33,000 searches, almost four times the number from just three years prior. In a recent case that gained national attention, an immigration officer at Boston Logan Airport reportedly searched an incoming Harvard freshman’s cell phone…

Warrant for Inaugural Protest

Court Narrows, Restricts DOJ Warrant on Inaugural Protest Site

As we reported earlier, the Justice Department served a warrant concerning disruptj20.org on its hosting provider DreamHost seeking records of all visitors to the site, including all communications.  Rather than negotiate, the Justice Department moved to compel and DreamHost opposed the motion asserting that In essence, the Search Warrant not only aims to identify the political…

Trump and Lady Justice

Quoted in PopSugar Article on DreamHost Warrant

I encourage you to check out Kyle Fitzpatrick’s article on the DreamHost Warrant – The Government Is Seeking Information on Anti-Trump Website Visitors — and People Are Concerned.  We posted on this controversy last week. In the article, Fitzpatrick quotes me on the following points: Kelley believes people should be worried about the government requesting this…

Kevin Yoder

House Passes Email Privacy Act

Yesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 387, the Email Privacy Act which updates the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to require a warrant to retrieve user communications from service providers. In 1986, Congress enacted ECPA to both protect the privacy of an individual’s electronic communications and provide the government with a lawful means for…