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In today's Wall Street Journal...

<snip>The legislation, sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman
Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.), and Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah), aims to reconcile
what many view as an outdated quirk in federal law crafted more than 20
years ago, when online server space was relatively expensive and scarce.
These days, consumers maintain years' worth of old emails on free services
such as Google<http://online.wsj.com/public/quotes/main.html?type=djn&symbol=GOOG>Inc.'s
<http://online.wsj.com/public/quotes/main.html?type=djn&symbol=GOOG?mod=inlineTicker>Gmail.
Unlike with old-fashioned mail, investigators currently only need to obtain
a warrant to access e-mails stored online if they are less than six months
old. Older ones are considered abandoned and can be read after obtaining a
subpoena, which is easier to acquire than a warrant.<snip>

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Bruce White, CRM, PMP
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