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IRS Claims Right to Read Your Emails Without a Warrant

In a breathtaking display of government overreach, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has claimed the right to read people’s emails internet (2)without a warrant.

According to documents obtained by the ACLU through the Freedom of Information Act, the IRS expressed its belief that the Fourth amendment does not apply to the agency because Internet users “do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in such communications.” The ACLU found that admission in a 2009 IRS handbook.  A 2010 presentation by the IRS Office of General Counsel confirmed the policy.

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986 requires that government officials have only a subpoena, issued without a judge’s approval, to read emails.

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