Controversial E-Mail Privacy Ruling
On the heels of the latest flap over Google's plans to scan the e-mail messages of its Gmail users, more news is afoot on the message-snooping front. E-mail privacy rights were called into question by a recent federal ruling stipulating that the federal Wiretap Act does not cover e-mail stored on a mail provider's server. The court upheld the dismissal of a federal wiretapping indictment against Bradford Councilman, former vice president of Interloc, a now-defunct listing company for rare and used books that offered e-mail accounts to its members. Read More.