Nonsequitur: The IRS Viewing Private E-mails without Warrants

April 12, 2013

Turns out you weren’t being paranoid. The IRS really is spying on the public, viewing our on-line correspondence without notifying individuals or attaining court approved warrants.  According to a Freedom of Information request made by the ACLU, the IRS directs it agents that opened emails and email older than six months do not require a warrant to be viewed. (Email  that hasn’t been opened or is less than six months old does.)   This policy is based on the Electronics Communication Protection Act of 1986.  More information here.

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